Baked Ziti Casserole

Baked Ziti Casserole


"Layers of pasta, meat sauce and mozzarella cheese baked together for a satisfying family casserole."


30 m servings 378 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 378 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 8.5 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs:
  • 43.8g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 30.1 g
  • 60%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 58 mg
  • 19%
  • Sodium:
  • 863 mg
  • 35%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 8x8-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Prepare pasta according to package directions; drain. Cook beef in large skillet over medium-high heat 7 minutes, or until browned and crumbled, stirring frequently; drain. Stir in pasta sauce and tomato paste; blend well.
  2. Spoon 1/2 cup meat sauce into bottom of prepared baking dish. Top with half the pasta, half the remaining sauce, and 1/2 cup cheese. Repeat layers, starting with pasta and ending with cheese.
  3. Bake, uncovered, 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve immediately.
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  1. 11 Ratings


This was pretty easy and very tasty. I was afraid that my husband wasn't going to like it, so I made a few modifications. Instead of the Four Cheese sauce, I used Garlic and Herb and I also seas...

Great! I mixed the pasta and sauce together before I layered.

Very simple. I prefer a little garlic and onion with the meat, and ricotta cheese. I also think it is better to mix pasta with sauce to prevent pasta from becoming dried out in spots.

A bit acidy but really easy and yummy.

Simple enough... for me to screw up. LOL! Seriously though, what I did wrong was NOT cook the pasta. Not a biggie really since this is how I make my lasagna. I usually rinse out the sauce ja...

This was super easy to make. I think I may have tripled the pasta requirements, but I thought it needed it. I didn't think there would be enough of the meat mixture, but there definitely was. My...

very good I spiced the meat and the sauce to my liking though

Tried it for a bunch of friends. Every one loved it!

Made 5/7/2015 with veggie italian sausage instead of beef and regular pasta instead of 4 cheese. All of us enjoyed.