Baked Ziti Recipe

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Jennifer Published: December 4, 2020 Modified: June 1, 2021

How To Make Baked Ziti

This baked ziti has layers of flavors and textures. The sauce is meaty and hearty and the whole dish is just loaded with some tasty and savory cheeses.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 45 minutes



  • 1lbItalian sausage
  • 1onion,small, diced
  • 28ozpasta sauce,or marinara sauce
  • 14oztomatoes,diced, undrained
  • 2tspItalian Seasoning
  • ½cupwater
  • 16ozziti
  • 15ozricotta cheese
  • 2tbspfresh parsley
  • 1egg
  • 2cupsmozzarella cheese
  • ¼cupparmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees 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 for 10 to 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 9 by 13-inch pan. Layer half of the ziti in the bottom of a greased 9 by 13-inch pan. Top with all of the ricotta and half of the sauce.

  7. Add remaining ziti, remaining sauce and top with cheese.

  8. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden and bubbly.


  • Calories: 796.36kcal
  • Fat: 44.85g
  • Saturated Fat: 22.19g
  • Trans Fat: 0.01g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 15.66g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.00g
  • Carbohydrates: 57.20g
  • Fiber: 4.59g
  • Sugar: 9.81g
  • Protein: 39.89g
  • Cholesterol: 153.16mg
  • Sodium: 1415.49mg
  • Calcium: 605.57mg
  • Potassium: 850.33mg
  • Iron: 3.18mg
  • Vitamin A: 268.05µg
  • Vitamin C: 12.46mg
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