Meatless Baked Ziti


This meatless baked ziti can feed a lot of people, and is cheap and easy to make ... wonderful comfort food for the fall and winter.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
12 servings


  • 1 (16 ounce) package ziti pasta

  • 1 pound shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

  • 1 (15 ounce) container whole-milk ricotta cheese

  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided

  • ½ cup grated Romano cheese

  • ½ medium yellow onion, chopped

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 large egg

  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic

  • 1 teaspoon dried basil

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • ¼ teaspoon ground thyme

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • 4 cups marinara sauce, divided


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add ziti and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Rinse and drain.

  3. Mix mozzarella cheese, ricotta cheese, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, Romano cheese, onion, parsley, egg, garlic, basil, oregano, thyme, salt, and pepper together in a large bowl. Stir in drained pasta and 2 cups of marinara sauce.

  4. Pour 1 cup marinara into the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish and spread to coat. Pour pasta and cheese mixture into the pan, top with remaining marinara, and sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese.

  5. Bake, covered, in the preheated oven until heated through, about 20 minutes. Remove cover and continue to bake until bubbly and cheese is browned, about 10 minutes more. Remove from the oven and let sit for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

416 Calories
15g Fat
44g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 416
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 20%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Cholesterol 63mg 21%
Sodium 791mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 4mg 20%
Calcium 556mg 43%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 463mg 10%

* 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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