Super Cheesy Baked Ziti


The best baked ziti recipe for those who like it very cheesy and flavorful!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
12 servings


  • 1 (16 ounce) package ziti pasta

  • 6 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

  • 1 (24 ounce) jar pasta sauce (such as Ragu®)

  • 1 (15 ounce) container ricotta cheese

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened and cubed

  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

  • 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning

  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley


  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 11 minutes. Drain.

  3. Combine 4 cups mozzarella, pasta sauce, ricotta, cream cheese, 2 tablespoons Parmesan, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Add cooked ziti and mix well to coat. Transfer to a 9x13-inch glass baking dish. Sprinkle remaining mozzarella and Parmesan over top, along with parsley. Cover with foil.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until thoroughly heated and cheese on top is melted, 20 to 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

457 Calories
21g Fat
41g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 457
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 12g 62%
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Sodium 798mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 2mg 9%
Calcium 601mg 46%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 400mg 9%

* 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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