John's Broccoli and Ziti Casserole

John's Broccoli and Ziti Casserole

Joan Piotti 0

"This is a fast, easy pasta dish for garlic lovers. It can be served as a main dish or a side dish (for parties, etc.)."


35 m servings 654 cals
Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 654 kcal
  • 33%
  • Fat:
  • 31.3 g
  • 48%
  • Carbs:
  • 63.2g
  • 20%
  • Protein:
  • 30.3 g
  • 61%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 48 mg
  • 16%
  • Sodium:
  • 486 mg
  • 19%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute broccoli and garlic until tender. In a large bowl, toss together broccoli, cooked pasta, and 1 1/2 packages of shredded mozzarella. Place in a 9x13 inch baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until cheese is melted and lightly browned.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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  1. 21 Ratings


I added boneless chicken breast to the broccoli and garlic, just to make it a little more of a meal. My kids loved it, so for that reason it will have a space in my recipe box. In my opinion, th...

Very easy and fast! Came out good... but next time id use less olive oil, it came out a bit too greasy, but still good thanks!

I thought this recipe was too dry also. A sauce would definitely help. Thanks anyway.

Ingredients looked like I couldn't go wrong, but it came out very sticky with cheese, and dry - it needed some type of sauce, I think... anyway, I saved it by pulling the broccoli out and simply...

I thought this made a great meal. I served it along side of a very meaty baked pasta dish for an "Italian Night" dinner party. My friends are VERY picky eaters and they all loved it. It was s...

I also added some chicken breast to make it more of a meal. It wasn't too dry to eat, but I liked the idea of adding an alfredo sauce.

I thought it was too dry. It works better as a side dish rather than a main dish.

This recipe has great potential but was just alright as is. 16oz pasta for 6 people is quite a bit, so I stirred in just enough of the cooked pasta to be better balanced with the broccoli. Qui...

Tasty easy dish and easy to adapt. I used fresh broccoli,trotole instead of ziti and the cheeses I had on hand.