Now and Later Baked Ziti


Now and Later Baked Ziti

Ziti, sautéed beef and onion, Prego Fresh Mushroom Italian Sauce and cheeses are combined to bake and serve now or to freeze to bake later. This is a great macaroni casserole that will fill up your family. Use your favorite cheeses and marinara sauce.


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Preparation Time15 min

Cooking Time30 min


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 7 1/2 cups Prego Fresh Mushroom Italian Sauce
  • 9 cups tube-shaped pasta (ziti), cooked and drained
  • 12 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese (about 3 cups)
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Cook the beef and onion in an 8-quart sauce pot over medium high heat until the beef is well browned, stirring often to break up the meat. Pour off any fat.

  3. Stir the sauce, ziti and 2 cups mozzarella cheese in the saucepot. Spoon the beef mixture into 2 (12 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 2-inch) disposable foil pans. Top with the remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.

  4. Bake for 30 minutes or until the beef mixture is hot and the cheese is melted.

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