Carol's Baked Ziti Casserole


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

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
12 servings


  • 1 (16 ounce) package ziti pasta

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

  • 1 (15 ounce) container ricotta cheese

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 (28 ounce) jar meatless spaghetti sauce, divided

  • 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided


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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

314 Calories
10g Fat
40g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 314
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 12%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 43mg 14%
Sodium 488mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 14%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 305mg 23%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 361mg 8%

* 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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