Baked Ziti III


A delicious side or main dish with beef, basil and lots of cheese. You can substitute the beef for Italian sausage or add a combination. Serve with crusty warm bread and a green salad, if desired.

close up view of Baked Ziti in a baking dish
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
8 servings


  • 1 (16 ounce) package dry ziti pasta

  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 2 (28 ounce) jars spaghetti sauce

  • 6 ounces sliced provolone cheese

  • 6 ounces sliced mozzarella cheese

  • 1 ½ cups sour cream

  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

  2. In a large skillet, brown beef over medium heat. Add onions; saute until tender. Drain off fat and add spaghetti sauce; simmer for about 15 minutes.

  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  4. In a lightly greased 2 quart baking dish, place about half of the pasta; top with a layer of provolone and mozzarella cheese slices. Spread on a layer of half the spaghetti sauce mixture and sour cream.

  5. Cover with remaining pasta, cheese and sauce; sprinkle a layer of Parmesan cheese and fresh basil.

  6. Bake in preheated oven for about 30 minutes or until cheese and sauce are bubbly; serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

761 Calories
34g Fat
75g Carbs
36g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 761
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 34g 44%
Saturated Fat 17g 87%
Cholesterol 96mg 32%
Sodium 1258mg 55%
Total Carbohydrate 75g 27%
Dietary Fiber 8g 28%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 36g
Vitamin C 5mg 27%
Calcium 436mg 34%
Iron 5mg 25%
Potassium 954mg 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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