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!
"Does freeze & reheat well. I followed these instructions I found online- place ziti in freezer for 30 min so easier to handle then wrap individual servings in plastic wrap then place in freezer bag. When reheating take out individual ppeice remove plastic wrap place in micro on defrost setting breaking up as needed- once thawed reheat. Just as good as when made!"
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.
HeatherETorres 7m agoExcellent, easy recipe. I make a big batch of sauce every two months, however, which speeds up the cooking time even more.
carlsonrodriguez 11m agoAs 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.
SeeBer 1y agoVery easy to make and delicious
Kimboslice1960 1y agoI needed more mozzarella on top...ran out tho cuz I halved the recipe...still made a pan and a half!
samantha_burckhart 1y agoIt was really easy to make and tasted pretty good. I think I'm going to add pepperoni and mushrooms next time.
elizabeth_hiemenz 2y agoMade this it was delicious! My hubby and 1 1/2 year old loved it had some extra sauce on the side
jeanniefarnerjohnson 2y agoI halved the recipe too - it was plenty for a family of 6 - we still have ½ of it left :)
mariehicks50 2y ago
china__dolly91 2y agoWe 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!
HeatherETorres 2y ago