Last Saturday I shared a post on prepping ready made meals for the freezer. Well, here’s another super simple meal that freezes and warms well, Baked Ziti.
- Browned hamburger (I used some that I had in the freezer from our last trip to Sam’s)
- Favorite Spaghetti Sauce
- Pasta of your choice (ziti, rigatoni, spaghetti, macaroni); cooked and drained
- Cheese (Parmesan, Italian blend, cheddar)
Pour pasta into casserole dish. (Make enough for 2 meals and divide between 2 casserole dishes. 1 prep and clean up, 2 meals). Mix hamburger and sauce together. Pour over pasta. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Cover and freeze. To cook, bake in 350 degree oven for 30-45 minutes, depending on the size of your dish. Too with additional cheese, let melt, and serve. Add a salad, and dinner is ready.
I often turn this into baked spaghetti by cooking extra sauce and noodles when making spaghetti. Instead of eating leftover spaghetti for a week, layer the noodles and sauce in a casserole dish and freeze for later.
This dish is great for a week day lunch. Put in the oven, and set the automatic bake and timer. Lunch is ready when you are.