Baked Pasta


This oven-baked pasta is a favorite of my children, who request this recipe often.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
1 9x13-inch dish


  • cooking spray

  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans tomato sauce

  • 12 ounces brown gravy

  • ½ cup half-and-half

  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 teaspoon dried basil

  • 1 (16 ounce) package dry ziti pasta

  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

  2. Heat a large frying pan or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Cook and stir ground beef in the hot pan until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Add tomato sauce, gravy, half-and-half, Parmesan cheese, garlic, oregano, and basil. Simmer for 30 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil. Stir in ziti, bring back to a boil, and cook pasta over medium heat until tender yet firm to the bite, 10 to 12 minutes. Drain.

  4. Stir ziti into meat sauce, then spread into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle top with mozzarella cheese.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until bubbly, 20 to 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

490 Calories
21g Fat
49g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 490
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 10g 48%
Cholesterol 133mg 44%
Sodium 1021mg 44%
Total Carbohydrate 49g 18%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 8mg 40%
Calcium 185mg 14%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 546mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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