This Easy Baked Ziti is a classic Italian-American comfort food! It's easy to make, perfect for a weeknight meal or a special occasion.
Preheat oven to 375ºF. Prepare a 9x13" baking dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
Cook pasta in boiling, salted water, uncovered, until pasta is just under al dente. It will continue to cook in the oven. Drain the pasta and return to pot. Toss with a small amount of olive oil so the pasta does not stick together.
Meanwhile, season beef (or other meat) with garlic salt and pepper and brown in a large skillet over medium-high heat. If using Italian sausage, you will not need extra seasoning. Drain and add to the pasta.