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Carol's Baked Ziti Casserole Recipe

Carol's Baked Ziti Casserole

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"Packed with cheese, sauce, and pasta, this baked casserole is as comforting as it is filling."

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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    55 mins

    1 hr 10 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  2. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a boil. Stir in ziti pasta and return to a boil. Cook pasta, stirring occasionally, until cooked through but still firm to the bite, about 11 minutes; drain.
  3. Combine egg, ricotta cheese, and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese in a bowl. Spread 1/3 the spaghetti sauce in prepared baking dish. Top with 1/2 the pasta, 1/2 the ricotta mixture, 1/3 the spaghetti sauce, 1/2 the mozzarella cheese, and 1/2 the Parmesan cheese; repeat layers. Top with remaining spaghetti sauce and Parmesan cheese; cover baking dish with aluminum foil.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until heated through, 45 to 50 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 25, 2012

This was a delicious and easy recipe! My boyfriend was so happy there was a whole pan, as he couldn't stop eating it. The only thing that I substituted was Italian blend shredded cheese (with cream cheese in it) instead of plain mozzarella. Super tasty! Will make again for sure.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 03, 2013

Yes I liked Baked Ziti number one. Plus the picture doesn't go with the recipe ingredients. They should match.

Jul 15, 2012

it was easy to put together and tasted great!

Feb 09, 2013

This recipe was great -- I'm going to replace my current baked ziti recipe with this one. I did add 2T of Tastefully Simple garlic bread seasoning but even if you don't have that I'd recommend adding some seasonings of your choice (oregano, garlic, etc). I also mixed the sauce in with the ricotta mix instead of layering it. I found that it only needed to cook for 35 minutes and I took the foil off about 10 before the timer was set to go off so it got a little brown on top. Yummy!

Aug 26, 2012

Easy, and tasty!

Aug 24, 2013

Made this for dinner tonight. It was really good, but not to die for. I did follow the directions to a T because I've never made baked Ziti before. I found that the layers didn't really melt or come together during baking like I hoped they would. It's something I'll try again, but I'll have to think about adding something to thing out the ricotta mixture because it couldn't really be spread so I ended up with drops that stayed that way when it baked. I will try this again, but maybe add a little cream or something to give it a creamier consistency. Thanks for the post.

Jan 03, 2013

This was very tasty! I made it for my parents and my Dad couldn't stop eating it. I ground beef to make it a bit more hearty. I also didn't layer it, I just threw it all together and it turned out great.

Jun 03, 2013

This was delicious and the whole family really enjoyed it! Easy to prepare. I did add some sauteed onion and garlic for some extra flavor :)


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  • Calories
  • 314 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 39.8 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 43 mg
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 9.5 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 2.9 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 16.5 g
  • 33%
  • Sodium
  • 488 mg
  • 20%

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

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