Packed with cheese, sauce, and pasta, this baked casserole is as comforting as it is filling.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
55 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

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  • Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a boil. Stir in ziti pasta and return to a boil. Cook pasta, stirring occasionally, until cooked through but still firm to the bite, about 11 minutes; drain.

  • Combine egg, ricotta cheese, and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese in a bowl. Spread 1/3 the spaghetti sauce in prepared baking dish. Top with 1/2 the pasta, 1/2 the ricotta mixture, 1/3 the spaghetti sauce, 1/2 the mozzarella cheese, and 1/2 the Parmesan cheese; repeat layers. Top with remaining spaghetti sauce and Parmesan cheese; cover baking dish with aluminum foil.

  • Bake in preheated oven until heated through, 45 to 50 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

314 calories; protein 16.5g; carbohydrates 39.8g; fat 9.5g; cholesterol 42.8mg; sodium 487.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2012
This was a delicious and easy recipe! My boyfriend was so happy there was a whole pan, as he couldn't stop eating it. The only thing that I substituted was Italian blend shredded cheese (with cream cheese in it) instead of plain mozzarella. Super tasty! Will make again for sure. Read More
(46)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/03/2013
Yes I liked Baked Ziti number one. Plus the picture doesn't go with the recipe ingredients. They should match. Read More
(5)
112 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 76
  • 4 star values: 29
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2012
This was a delicious and easy recipe! My boyfriend was so happy there was a whole pan, as he couldn't stop eating it. The only thing that I substituted was Italian blend shredded cheese (with cream cheese in it) instead of plain mozzarella. Super tasty! Will make again for sure. Read More
(46)
Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2013
This recipe was great -- I'm going to replace my current baked ziti recipe with this one. I did add 2T of Tastefully Simple garlic bread seasoning but even if you don't have that I'd recommend adding some seasonings of your choice (oregano, garlic, etc). I also mixed the sauce in with the ricotta mix instead of layering it. I found that it only needed to cook for 35 minutes and I took the foil off about 10 before the timer was set to go off so it got a little brown on top. Yummy! Read More
(36)
Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2012
it was easy to put together and tasted great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2013
This was very tasty! I made it for my parents and my Dad couldn't stop eating it. I ground beef to make it a bit more hearty. I also didn't layer it I just threw it all together and it turned out great. Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2012
Easy and tasty! Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
06/03/2013
This was delicious and the whole family really enjoyed it! Easy to prepare. I did add some sauteed onion and garlic for some extra flavor :) Read More
(15)
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Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2013
First of all I added meat to the sauce and to offset the increase in mass and density I doubled up on mozzerella, added 22 ounces of rocatta instead of 15, and doubled up on the sauce. This is seriously one of the best baked ziti recipes I've ever tried! Absolutely delicious! 38 minutes is about perfect for cooking time btw. Read More
(15)
Rating: 4 stars
08/25/2013
Made this for dinner tonight. It was really good but not to die for. I did follow the directions to a T because I've never made baked Ziti before. I found that the layers didn't really melt or come together during baking like I hoped they would. It's something I'll try again but I'll have to think about adding something to thing out the ricotta mixture because it couldn't really be spread so I ended up with drops that stayed that way when it baked. I will try this again but maybe add a little cream or something to give it a creamier consistency. Thanks for the post. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2015
I've made this recipe a few times, this is my go to baked ziti dish now! The first time I made it following Carol's recipe, with the exception of the layering. I just mix together all the ingredients, except the final 1/4c cheese for the top, and pour it into the baking pan. Delicious! Ever since I've made the following tweaks: mix all the ingredients (except the topping cheese) including the uncooked pasta and add about half again more sauce, 1/2c each ff half and half and water. The pasta cooks in the oven, is never over done, and the sauce thickens up nicely. Sometimes I add browned hamburger seasoned with garlic, S&P. Thanks for posting the recipe! Read More
(13)
Rating: 1 stars
09/03/2013
Yes I liked Baked Ziti number one. Plus the picture doesn't go with the recipe ingredients. They should match. Read More
(5)
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