Last night after a vote was cast the decision was that everyone wanted it extra cheesy. This recipe is going to be the normal version but to go extra cheesy just use some extra provolone.
You will need:
1 pound hamburger meat, cooked.
1 box Ziti - al dente
1 large (2 lbs) jar spaghetti sauce (or 2 regular size jars)
12 slices provolone
1 large bag (16 oz) shredded mozzarella
Handful of shredded cheddar
Handful of shredded parmesan
Spices to taste (oregano, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper)
Let me stop here and say you can add any veggies you want, onions, peppers, mushrooms would all be wonderful, but with my family it's easier to leave them out because none of us like the same thing.
Preheat your oven to 350.
Cook your hamburger meat, and start the water to boil for the noodles. When the meat is done add the sauce and about 2 tbs of minced garlic. You can also add any spices you want, like if you were to be making a spaghetti.
Finish the noodles to al dente, or just beyond al dente but not completely tender. Take a 9x13 and give it a thin wipe of butter/margarine.
Repeat all the steps for a second layer. Throw a handful of cheddar on top, not too much it compliments, it's not the main cheese. Then throw a handful of shredded Parmesan. Please I beg of you, don't use the powdered stuff! Top it off with some more spices of your choosing, I do some onion powder, garlic powder, and oregano.
Pop it in the oven, uncovered, at 350 for about 30 mins, or until the cheese is melted and sauce starts to bubble up the side.
Instant family favorite is sitting right there. I like to serve it with garlic bread and a caesar salad.
I promise you, it's good, and it feeds a crowd in a jiffy with the least amount of stress! If I were Michelle Duggar from 19 kids and counting, this is all they would ever be eating. Hope you all try it!