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Creamy Baked Ziti

Rated as 4.4 out of 5 Stars

"Ziti pasta with a creamy tomato sauce is layered with shredded mozzarella cheese then topped with more mozzarella and grated Parmesan--a cheese lover's dream!"
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Ingredients

40 m servings 460 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings (8 cups)

Directions

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  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Cook pasta in large saucepan as directed on package, omitting salt. Remove from pan; drain. Meanwhile, add pasta sauce, tomatoes and cream cheese to same pan; cook on medium heat 5 min. or until cream cheese is melted and mixture is well blended, stirring frequently. Return pasta to pan; mix well.
  3. Layer half the pasta mixture in 13x9-inch baking dish; cover with layers of 3/4 cup mozzarella and remaining pasta mixture. Top with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan.
  4. Bake 20 min. or until heated through.

Footnotes

  • Make Ahead:
  • The pasta dish can be covered and refrigerated up to 8 hours before baking. Increase baking time to 30 to 35 min. or until heated through.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 460 calories; 18.2 g fat; 55.4 g carbohydrates; 17.8 g protein; 41 mg cholesterol; 636 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Added some hamburger meat to this excellent dish to make it a one and done meal.

Most helpful critical review

I will not make this again. I didn't like the chunks of tomato and it REALLY tasted like cream cheese. The cream cheese didn't meld at all. I'll try another recipe next time.

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Added some hamburger meat to this excellent dish to make it a one and done meal.

I will not make this again. I didn't like the chunks of tomato and it REALLY tasted like cream cheese. The cream cheese didn't meld at all. I'll try another recipe next time.

WOW! The whole family loved it, very easy and had it all on hand!

Fabulous! Just would add some spices to taste in the sauce making portion.

I really enjoyed this! I covered it with tin foil while it cooked in the oven, it was great!

Delicious! I also added some extra fresh herbs to the sauce and it turned out beautifully. It was simple to make and I cut the recipe in half, which was perfect for my family of 3.

Ahhhh, it was so-so, i needed to put sauce on the table because it was not very saucy at all. It was still good, but not outstanding. You'll need to spruce it up to make it really taste like a...

This recipe sounded so GOOD to me! Being a working mom w/ three kids I always set out a meat to thaw and try and come w/ something yummy to cook w/ it after Icome home. Ziti is always a BIG fav...

Delicious!! Added a lil more sauce and some spicy italian sausage.