Baked Ziti II627 Reviews
- Prep: 15 min
- Cook: 30 min
- Ready In: 1 hr
“Three cheeses layered with pasta and marinara sauce. This recipe is so easy and so good!” - by BUCHKO
Original recipe yields 6 to 8 servings
- Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add ziti and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and rinse.
- In a medium bowl, mix ziti, ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, egg and 1 1/2 cups spaghetti sauce.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
- Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish and spoon in ziti mixture. Top with remaining spaghetti sauce, followed by Parmesan cheese.
- Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes; let stand for 15 minutes before serving.
Amount Per Serving (7 total)
- 703 cal
- 28.1 g
- 72.6 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (627)Rate This Recipe
"This recipe is nearly identical to my italian mother and grandmother's recipe. We use a full 32 oz container of ricotta, mixed with two eggs and italian seasonings, and only 12 oz of mozzarella. We ..." See morealso layer - starting with sauce in the bottom of the pan, then pasta, then ricotta/egg mixture, then mozzarella, repeat. Top with parmesan or romano cheese. Oh, and it's better the next day. Definitely a make-ahead possibility."
"Good, comfort food. Agree w/other reviewers to reduce ricotta cheese to 15 oz. Also modified slighly so casserole's layers are a bit more distinct, vs all mixed together, per the following: Don't coo..." See morek ziti the full time. Instead, only cook 1/2 the required time. The ziti will finish cooking in the oven. In the meantime, first beat the egg, then mix egg w/the ricotta & 1/3 of the amt. of the cheeses. Add 1/3 cup fresh minced parsley & 1/8 tsp pepper, 1/2 tsp salt to ricotta mixture. Drain half cooked ziti,then combine w/ricotta. Fill casserole dish by beginning w/a layer of sauce, then a layer of ziti/ricotta, some sauce, then some cheese, repeat, ending w/a bit of cheese on top. I have also combined a bit of extra parmesan w/3/4 cup breadcrumbs, then placed this as the final layer. It adds a bit of nice texture to the final casserole. Rather than make a very saucy casserole, I serve extra sauce on the side, for those who want more."
"This is an excellent recipe. I am hooked to the baked ziti at a local Italian restaraunt, but this is even better. If you love baked ziti, this is the best. Some people have suggested using sour cr..." See moreeam, but you have to have ricotta cheese to make baked ziti!!! Some people have also said that there is too much cheese. But baked ziti is part cheese!!! You have to like cheese to enjoy it. Try this recipe it is amazing!!!"
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