Cream Cheese Ziti

February  2, 2021
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Photo by Tiffany Audia
Author Notes

This dish was inspired by a little Italian restaurant in Jacksonville, FL Pizza Italiano. I worked there all my teen years and love remaking the dishes at home. Penne Pasta layer with sauce and cream cheese and topped with mozzerella cheese. Comfort food at it finest! —Tiffany Audia

  • Prep time 20 minutes
  • Cook time 30 minutes
  • Serves 8-10
  • 1 Box of penne pasta
  • 2 Cans of spaghetti sauce
  • 1 Bag shredded mozzerella cheese
  • 1 Lbs of ground beef cooked and drained add to sauce.....
  • 2 tablespoons Garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon Onion powder
  • 1 dash Salt
  • 1 dash Black pepper
  • 1 pinch Sugar ( to balance acid)
  • 1 pinch Ground cinnamon
  • 1 8oz pack of Cream cheese
In This Recipe
  1. Cook pasta according to box. Drain and set aside.
  2. Cook ground beef and drain , add beef to pan and 2 cans spaghetti sauce and add some spices like onion and garlic powder,salt, and pepper, cinnamon,sugar. Add meat and let simmer
  3. Add meat sauce to pan,Now layer pasta, cream cheese, the rest of the pasta, more sauce and now cover with shredded cheese.
  4. Bake at 400 25 mins

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2 Reviews

Lynn D. February 5, 2021
where's the cream cheese?
Author Comment
Tiffany A. February 5, 2021
Layer sauce, pasta, and I break up 8 oz pack of cream cheese by hand and spread out then top with more pasta and sauce then cheese and bake