4.84 from 6 votes
Review Recipe

Baked Ziti

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Main Course, Pasta
Cuisine Italian
Baked Ziti has layers of zesty meat sauce, ricotta cheese and tender ziti noodles baked until golden.
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Ingredients

  • 1 pound Italian sausage
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 28 oz pasta sauce or marinara sauce
  • 14 oz diced tomatoes undrained
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 16 oz ziti
  • 15 oz ricotta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

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Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F
  2. Brown ground sausage and onion breaking up until the sausage is fairly fine. Drain any fat.
  3. Add in Italian seasoning, water, tomatoes and pasta sauce. Simmer 10-15 minutes or until thickened.
  4. Meanwhile, boil ziti in salted water until al dente. Drain and rinse.
  5. In a small bowl,mix ricotta, egg, parsley, 1 cup mozzarella cheese, and parmesan cheese.

  6. Add a thin layer (about 1 cup) of sauce to the bottom of a 9x13 pan. Layer half of the ziti in the bottom of a greased 9x13 pan. Top with all of the ricotta and half of the sauce.
  7. Add remaining ziti, remaining sauce and top with cheese.
  8. Bake 25-30 minutes or until golden and bubbly.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 598, Fat: 27g, Saturated Fat: 11g, Cholesterol: 97mg, Sodium: 1257mg, Potassium: 816mg, Carbohydrates: 54g, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 8g, Protein: 34g, Vitamin A: 1005%, Vitamin C: 15%, Calcium: 485%, Iron: 3.6%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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