Here's another dish that is so simple to make - you truly can never use the excuse of "I just didn't have time to make dinner" again. Oh sure, you can jazz it all up by adding all sorts of extra veggies and different cheeses - but honestly, I sort of think it's perfect just as it is. Serve it with a nice side salad and some warm crusty bread... and yea, I could eat it for dinner every night!
Created by Jenn's Food Journey
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 sweet onion, finely chopped
3/4 lbs ground beef
1 large garlic clove, finely minced
2 1/2 - 3 cups pasta sauce (homemade or store bought)
10oz dried ziti
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a skillet, over medium low heat, add the oil and the onion. Cook until the onion is just becoming tender, about 3-5 minutes. Add the beef, breaking it up with a wooden spoon, and cook until the meat is no longer pink. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the sauce and mix to combine everything. Cook until the sauce is heated through. Remove from heat.
Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain. Mix the pasta and the sauce together and pour into a prepared baking dish. Top with cheese and cover with aluminum foil. Place in the oven and bake for 15 minutes. Carefully remove the foil and continue baking another 10-15 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Remove and allow to cool just a tiny bit before digging in. Enjoy!
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