Ziti is a classic meal made all around the world because of the easy recipe and one dish convenience not to mention the deliciousness of all the ingredients when combined and cooked together. This is how I make my ziti and I never have to throw any away it’s always all eaten 😉 


  • 1 1lb Box of Ziti Noodles (cooked according to the box directions)
  • 1 lb of Ground Beef
  • 1/2 lb of Sausage
  • 3 TBSP of Freshly Crushed Garlic
  • 1 Yellow Pepper (cleaned and diced)
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper (cleaned and diced)
  • 1 Medium Sweet Vidalia Onion (finely diced)
  • 6-8 Cups of Fresh Spaghetti Sauce (you can use my recipe here: spaghetti sauce)
  • 1 Cup of Freshly Grated Parmesan/Romano Cheese Blend
  • 5 Cups of Freshly Grated Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1 16oz Container of Ricotta ( I prefer Galbani)
  • 1-2 TBSP of Italian Seasoning


Preheat your oven to 350*

  1. In a deep frying pan cook your ground beef, sausage, diced peppers,diced onion and garlic until the meat is crumbly. (you will need to continually chop the meat up with a spatula as it’s cooking)
  2. When the meat is fully cooked and crumbly, drain all the fat and set aside
  3. Combine your ricotta cheese, parmesan/romano grated cheese and 2 cups of the grated mozzarella cheese together in a bowl
  4. In a large pan preferably a lasagna pan put your drained and cooked pasta into it
  5. Add half of your sauce, mixing well
  6. Pour your cooked meat and veggies into the pan and fold it in to all of the ziti noodles
  7. Fold your ricotta cheese mixture into the noodles and meat
  8. Add the remaining sauce to everything making sure to blend all the ingredients evenly
  9. Top with the remaining mozzarella and sprinkle with the Italian seasoning
  10. Cover with aluminum foil, making sure not to touch the cheese
  11. Put into your preheated 350* oven and cook for about 40 minutes
  12. Remove the foil and continue cooking for another 20-30 minutes or until your mozzarella cheese is melted




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