Denise (Garrett) Frederick's Baked Ziti
- 1 pound Ground turkey or beef
- 1 Large onion
- 2 tbsp Basil
- 2 tbsp Oregano
- 2 tbsp Parsley
- 2 tbsp Garlic powder
- 1 tbsp Thyme
- 1-2 tbsp Salt (to taste)
- 1 jar Spaghetti sauce (large)
- 4 pounds Mozzarella cheese
- 16 oz. Ricotta cheese
- 1/4 cup Balsamic vinegar
- 1 pound Ziti pasta
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Bring a large pot of water to boil. Boil pasta until al dente (tender but slightly firm) then drain.
In a large skillet brown on medium the ground meat, onion, basil, oregano, parsley, thyme, garlic, and salt.
Combine drained noodles, browned meat mixture, spaghetti sauce, 3 lbs of mozzarella, ricotta cheese, and balsamic vinegar into a 2 quart baking dish.
Sprinkle the remaining 1 pound of mozzarella cheese on top.
Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 350 degrees F for 35 minutes.