Baked Ziti

139 reviews, 4.3 star(s). 83% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes

Baked ziti is comprised of three components; sauce, filling and cooked pasta. These are assembled after being prepared, then baked before serving. The final result is reminiscent of lasagna, but much easier and faster to prepare. It's sure to become your family's favorite!


2 lbs Ziti; cooked Al dente
2 lbs Ground Beef
3 quart Homemade Spaghetti Sauce
1 1/2 lbs Mozzarella; shredded
32 oz Ricotta Cheese
2 large Eggs

Original recipe makes 16 Servings



Preheat the oven to 350°. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and add the ziti. Cook Al dente (do not over cook). About 10 minutes, drain the pasta. In a large skillet, brown beef over medium heat. Drain off fat and add spaghetti sauce. Simmer for about 15 minutes. Place the ziti In a large bowl. Mix with the Ricotta, eggs and half of the shredded mozzarella. In a lightly sprayed 10x15-inch casserole dish. Place half the pasta in. Add the spaghetti sauce and spread Mozzarella cheese and Ricotta cheese repeat layers till Mozzarella cheese is on top. Bake uncovered, 30 to 40 minutes, until the casserole bubbles on the edges.

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Excellent, easy recipe. I make a big batch of sauce every two months, however, which speeds up the cooking time even more.
HeatherETorres 10m ago

As a family of 7, this was gone in a flash. I did substitute the ricotta for 4 tablespoons of sour cream because my pregnant tummy can't handle the ricotta.
carlsonrodriguez 1y ago

Very easy to make and delicious
SeeBer 1y ago

I needed more mozzarella on top...ran out tho cuz I halved the recipe...still made a pan and a half!
Kimboslice1960 2y ago

It was really easy to make and tasted pretty good. I think I'm going to add pepperoni and mushrooms next time.
samantha_burckhart 2y ago

Made this it was delicious! My hubby and 1 1/2 year old loved it had some extra sauce on the side
elizabeth_hiemenz 2y ago

I halved the recipe too - it was plenty for a family of 6 - we still have ½ of it left :)
jeanniefarnerjohnson 2y ago

We loved this baked ziti! Boyfriend said he should be able to give it 6 stars, and from him that's something because he's a picky eater! Definitely making this again, next time maybe with my own twist in it!
china__dolly91 2y ago

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