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Baked Ziti Casserole Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Baked Ziti Casserole

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

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins
  • READY IN

    30 mins

Directions

  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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 06, 2011

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

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 19, 2011

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.

 

10 Ratings

Nov 15, 2011

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 seasoned the ground beef a bit. Overall, this was an easy recipe to follow and I got some good feedback.

 
Apr 20, 2011

A bit acidy but really easy and yummy.

 
Dec 08, 2011

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 children even enjoyed this, and they hardly eat anything.

 
Apr 05, 2011

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

 
Feb 27, 2012

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 jar and add that water to the casserole and it comes out perfectly. Takes longer to bake but on this day I had the time. Fewer dirty dishes, quicker prep time. I used a bit more mozz and added garlic powder and parmesan. I also used a spaghetti sauce of personal choice and a store brand tomato paste. Next time I would be inclined to add a couple cloves of fresh garlic and maybe a 1/4 lb of sweet or mild Italian sausage, ricotta cheese mixed with egg and a can of stewed tomatoes. :-9

 
Aug 19, 2014

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

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 378 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 43.8 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 58 mg
  • 19%
  • Fat
  • 8.5 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 5.9 g
  • 24%
  • Protein
  • 30.1 g
  • 60%
  • Sodium
  • 863 mg
  • 35%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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