Baked Ziti with Marscarpone

Baked Ziti with Marscarpone


  •     1 lb ziti pasta

  •     1 (26 oz) jar spaghetti sauce

  •     1/2 lb ground beef

  •     1 small onion, diced

  •     3 cloves garlic, minced

  •     8 oz mascarpone cheese

  •     1 cup sour cream

  •     1-2 cups Mozzarella cheese

  •     1/4 cup Parmesan cheese


  1. Cook pasta to al dente. Drain & set aside.

  2. Meanwhile, brown meat with onion & garlic. Season with salt & pepper to taste. Add marinara sauce to the pan and simmer for about 10 minutes. Thin the sauce just a tad with about 1/8 cup water or chicken stock. Season the sauce with garlic & herbs, to taste.

  3. In a large bowl, combine mascarpone cheese, sour cream, and cooked pasta.Layer the pasta, sauce and cheese in a large greased casserole dish as follows:

  4. 1/2 pasta

  5. 1/2 sauce

  6. 1/2 cheese

  7. remaining pasta

  8. remaining sauce

  9. remaining cheese

  10. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and top with Parmesan cheese and bake for an additional 5 minutes. Let sit for about 10 minutes before serving.

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