Baked Ziti Recipe

Baked Ziti

Baked Ziti is a perfect meal when you are entertaining guests and have a lot of people to feed because it makes a lot. For our little family, we usually have leftovers for days out of one batch of baked ziti. I love anything with sauce and cheese, so this is one of my favorite meals. You can also freeze leftovers for another time, or even double the recipe to have some frozen for a quick meal. If you do freeze it, to reheat I usually reheat it in a pot with a little extra sauce to keep it from drying out.

Baked Ziti
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
45 mins
Servings: 8 servings
  • 3 cups ziti noodles uncooked
  • 3 cups spaghetti sauce
  • 15 oz ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups mozarella cheese shredded
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • Parmesan cheese grated
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Boil pasta for 8 minutes and drain
    Baked Ziti Recipe
  3. Stir in spaghetti sauce and simmer 10 minutes
    Baked Ziti Recipe
  4. In medium bowl stir together ricotta cheese, 1 cup mozzarella cheese, and seasonings
    Baked Ziti Recipe
  5. In 13x9 baking dish, spoon 1/2 pasta mixture
    Baked Ziti Recipe
  6. Spread cheese mixture on top
    Baked Ziti Recipe
  7. Layer with remaining pasta
    Baked Ziti Recipe
  8. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheese
    Baked Ziti Recipe
  9. Cover loosely with foil
  10. Bake 25 minutes
  11. Remove foil and bake 5 minutes or until hot and bubbly

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