Ziti pasta bakes with layers of creamy tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese in an easy and comforting dish that's ready in less than an hour.

Kraft

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oven to 375 degrees F.

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  • Cook pasta in large saucepan as directed on package, omitting salt. Remove from pan; drain. Meanwhile, add marinara 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.

  • Layer half the pasta mixture in 13x9-inch baking dish; cover with layers of sour cream, 1 cup mozzarella and remaining pasta mixture. Top with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan.

  • Bake 20 min. or until heated through.

Tips

Nutritional info per serving: Calories 430 Total fat 21 g Saturated fat 12 g Cholesterol 70 mg Sodium 790 mg Carbohydrate 42 g Dietary fiber 4 g Sugars 9 g Protein 17 g Vitamin A 25 %DV Vitamin C 25 %DV Calcium 35 %DV Iron 15 %DV

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Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2012
My whole family loved this, even my three picky kids! My husband said it tasted like a restaurant quality meal. The only thing I did differently was mixed the sour cream in with all the other ingredients rather than layer it. I also added about a dozen quartered meatballs. This is definitely a keeper! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/04/2014
Just a little plain Read More
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119 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 85
  • 4 star values: 28
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2012
My whole family loved this, even my three picky kids! My husband said it tasted like a restaurant quality meal. The only thing I did differently was mixed the sour cream in with all the other ingredients rather than layer it. I also added about a dozen quartered meatballs. This is definitely a keeper! Read More
(52)
Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2012
I used only a 46 oz jar of Prego mushroom spaghetti sauce and an entire block of cream cheese. This was easy, creamy, saucy, and delicious. I also made meat balls to go with it. I will add this to my regular recipe list, but will probably try fat free cream cheese and sour cream next time since it's so high in fat. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/09/2012
Quick and very simple recipe for a night when you are short of time. I followed the recipe exactly other than also adding a little pepperjack cheese. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2013
My husband & i like to try new things, instead of eating the same thing week after week. I added some garlic roasted tomatoes, that really enhanced the flavor as well as aroma.LOVED, LOVED, LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!! Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2014
I added Italian sausage to mine and I think it made a world of difference. I also just mixed all of the ingredients together instead of layering and it worked just fine. My guests and family couldn't get enough! Creamy and delicious. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2014
This was delicious! Like another poster I added the sour cream right into the sauce instead of layering it. I also added cooked Morning Star Veggie Crumbles to the sauce for some texture and "meat." It was a hit! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2014
I have made this many times and a few variations of this. It is a very forgiving recipe if you mix it up a bit. I used yogurt instead of sour cream one time and it worked well. Same with using tomato sauce instead of diced tomatoes. It all works well. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/26/2018
I made the recipe as per instructions. However, I followed other reviewers suggestions and simply put the whole dish together instead of layering it. I was really tasty and it came out well. The only change I am going to make next time is that I am going to double the sauce and make it in a larger pan. There just wasn't enough sauce for all of the ziti. Otherwise, it was fantastic! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2012
Loved it! Followed the directions, only difference was that I chopped my own tomatoes. Definitely making again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/04/2014
Just a little plain Read More
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