A few weeks ago I made what I call Mexican baked ziti from Healthy Snack Recipes blog (the ingredients and instructions for this specific recipe are listed partway down the page where it says “Must Try!” It’s basically baked beef ziti with a slight Mexican flair.
Mexican Baked Ziti
serves about 6
-3/4 or 1 package of ziti noodles (I used penne)
-1lb lean ground beef (easy to substitute turkey)
-1 pkg taco seasoning (or make your own)
-1/2 pkg cream cheese (I used about 1/4 cuz it’s what I had leftover from a previous recipe)
-1.5cu shredded cheese (I used a Mexican blend)
-Preheat oven to 350 F.
-Cook pasta according to package instructions.
-Meanwhile, brown ground beef and drain, then mix taco seasoning & 1 cup water in it for about 5 minutes
-Add cream cheese to beef mixture, stir until melted, and remove from heat.
-Put pasta in casserole dish, sprinkle 1 cup of cheese over, add beef mixture, then top with the rest of the cheese.
-Bake, uncovered, for about 30 minutes (or until cheese is nicely melted).