Baked Ziti

Tomorrow night we are heading up to Virginia to meet my family for a mini pre-Easter vaca. We are going into DC on Friday and then the American Girl Store in Tyson’s Corner on Saturday…along with a trip to LaMadeline for lunch. I used to work in McLean, Virginia and I always loved to go to La Madeleine for lunch so I can’t wait! They have the best tomato basil soup I have ever had.

Then on Saturday we are driving up to Maryland to see Jim’s family for Easter. I am sure there will be an Easter Egg hunt and a trip to Annapolis somewhere in there. Hopefully we will make a trip to Carlsons again!

So this will probably be my last post until Monday. Have a wonderful holiday and I wish everyone a Happy Easter!

This is a great recipe to serve if you are feeding a crowd – especially if there are kids involved. It’s also easy to split into two pans and freeze one for a busy night!

This is a great twist on baked ziti and what makes this a bit different is the sour cream. It gives the dish a little tang and adds some creaminess that you will love.



Baked Ziti
  • 1 pound ziti pasta
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (I sometimes use half Italian sausage)
  • 2 (26 ounce) jars spaghetti sauce
  • 6 ounces provolone cheese, sliced
  • 1½ cups sour cream
  • 6 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9X13 pan with cooking spray.
  2. Cook ziti in boiling water until al dente. Drain
  3. In a large skillet cook ground beef and onion. Add the tomato sauce and simmer about 15 minutes.
  4. In the bottom of the baking dish add half the ziti. Cover with the provolone, sour cream and then ½ of the sauce mixture. Add the remaining ziti, mozzarella, sauce mixture and then sprinkle the Parmesan cheese on top.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes.
  6. Enjoy!


  1. Looks very flavourful and comforting! Want some for lunch!~

  2. Jenn's Food Journey says:

    Baked ziti is a staple in our house. It’s so good and so very easy! Yours looks fantastic!

  3. I LOVE baked ziti! It is one of our family favorites!

  4. Baked ziti is an awesome crowd pleaser! I love it.

  5. Words Of Deliciousness says:

    This looks like something I would feed my family. Looks so yummy. Happy Easter, hope you have a great trip

  6. Baked Ziti has been on my list for a long time, I just need to get down and make it! Perhaps this recipe could be my inspiration!

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