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I love this recipe! It's so good and easy to make. It also freezes fairly well. I don't think there have ever been any leftovers whenever I made this! I do make a few changes for my family- First, I take out the beef because I don't really care for it. Second, I use one 8 ounce package of Philadelphia cream cheese instead of ricotta cheese since no one in my family will eat ricotta. It probably adds lots of calories, but the cream cheese makes the casserole soooo good! As one reviewer said, it's kind of bland so to add more flavor, I took their advice and also mix in about a teaspoon of garlic powder and a teaspoon of oregano. Also, I change the shredded mozzarella to Sargento Mozzarella and Provolone mix and sprinkle garlic salt on top of the cheese. I always line the pan with aluminum foil to make cleanup a breeze. Hope this helps!
My kids love baked ziti, but I haven't been pleased with my results. Decided to try this one based on the reviews and it did not disappoint. One of the easiest recipes I've ever tried, so easy that my 15-year-old son made it all by himself, with only verbal cues from me! Upon advice of a couple reviewers, we switched out the ricotta for cream cheese to reduce the water content and added in dried oregano, garlic salt and Italian spices to season the meat. Whole family loved it. Thank goodness we increased the servings to provide dinner for two nights. Will definitely make this again...SOON!
So tasty and easy I grilled chicken on the side instead of ground beef and all it took was throwing ingrediants in a mixing bowl and popping it in the oven. (of course i had to grill the chicken too)but great easy meal
Excellent & simple recipe! I followed a couple of reviewers & added a shredded parmesan romano & provolone blend. In addition I cooked ground turkey sausage instead of ground beef as well as being a little heavy on the seasonings. Even if made exactly as recipe stated.....it would surely still have been good. Is going in the recipe book.
I thoroughly appreciate this recipe. It’s quick easy and cheap but.... I’M SO SORRY RAGU FOR WHAT I’M ABOUT TO SAY. The first time I made this, it was delicious. I used my favorite store bought prego sauce. I used Ragu last time bc it was a little cheaper and you got more of it. It was very bland. I am not a fan of ragu sauces anyway. I hadn’t bought any in a while and was gonna give it another shot. Nope! To sum it up, this recipe is delicious if you use the right sauce! I’m a prego fan all the way. Use your go to sauce in this one and it will be a winner