One box (16 oz) Ziti noodles
One jar (20 oz? something like that) of tomato sauce
1/2 lb. hamburger
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 cup mushrooms, sliced
Two cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup green pepper, finely chopped
Two cups mozzarella
1/4 cup ricotta
Basil, onion powder, oregano, other spicy things, or “Italian Seasoning”
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Cook Ziti according to directions. Meanwhile, heat oil in saucepan over medium heat. Saute mushrooms, garlic, onion, and green pepper until tender (onions transparent) – about three minutes. Add hamburger to vegetables and brown. Drain. Add tomato sauce to meat mixture and heat thoroughly.
In a large bowl, combine ricotta with half the mozzarella, half the tomato sauce/meat mixture, and the italian seasoning. When Ziti noodles are done, drain and stir into the mixture. Pour noodles into a casserole dish (spray it with “Pam” first!), and top with remaining sauce mixture and cheese. Bake covered for 20 minutes and then uncovered for fifteen minutes. Serve with crusty bread and tossed salad.