Baked Ziti

Growing up I went to my grandma's house all the time, and one of my favorite dinners that she made was baked ziti! It's such a great comfort food for me and it's perfect for these cold nights that we're heading into. I made this on Sunday night for dinner for Derek and I! We loved it so much that we saved half of it in the freeze for later and then have been picking out of the rest of the leftovers from it all week, which is a rare occasion for Derek and I because we normally never eat or leftovers and they go to waste. Yes I know, starving children in Africa, but one day I plan to go there and help them, and so that should just make up for all my wasted food right? OK cool! The original recipe for this was found on All Recipes but then I just adjusted it to what I had in the kitchen.
1 16 ounce bag of ziti
1 onion, chopped,
1 pound lean ground beef
2 26 ounce jars of spaghetti sauce
1 carrot, chopped
6 ounces non smoked provolone cheese, sliced
1 1/2 cups sour cream
6 ounces mozzarella
2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 350°

Brown the meet together with the onions and carrots and set aside.

Bring a large pot of water to a boil and then add the pasta and cook for about 8 minutes until al dente, then drain. 

Layer ingredients in a 9x13 baking dish as follows: half the ziti, all the provolone, all the sour cream, half the meat mixture, one jar of sauce, remaining ziti, all the mozzarella, rest of meat mixture, the last jar of sauce, and then sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top. 

Bake in the oven for 40 minutes!

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