Creamy Baked Ziti Recipe -
Creamy Baked Ziti Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Creamy Baked Ziti

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"Ziti pasta bakes with layers of creamy tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese in an easy and comforting dish that's ready in less than an hour."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    40 mins


  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Cook pasta in large saucepan as directed on package, omitting salt. Remove from pan; drain. Meanwhile, add marinara sauce, tomatoes and cream cheese to same pan; cook on medium heat 5 min. or until cream cheese is melted and mixture is well blended, stirring frequently. Return pasta to pan; mix well.
  3. Layer half the pasta mixture in 13x9-inch baking dish; cover with layers of sour cream, 1 cup mozzarella and remaining pasta mixture. Top with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan.
  4. Bake 20 min. or until heated through.
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  • Nutritional info per serving: Calories 430 Total fat 21 g Saturated fat 12 g Cholesterol 70 mg Sodium 790 mg Carbohydrate 42 g Dietary fiber 4 g Sugars 9 g Protein 17 g Vitamin A 25 %DV Vitamin C 25 %DV Calcium 35 %DV Iron 15 %DV

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 06, 2012

My whole family loved this, even my three picky kids! My husband said it tasted like a restaurant quality meal. The only thing I did differently was mixed the sour cream in with all the other ingredients rather than layer it. I also added about a dozen quartered meatballs. This is definitely a keeper!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 04, 2014

Just a little plain

May 09, 2012

Quick and very simple recipe for a night when you are short of time. I followed the recipe exactly other than also adding a little pepperjack cheese.

Mar 31, 2012

I used only a 46 oz jar of Prego mushroom spaghetti sauce and an entire block of cream cheese. This was easy, creamy, saucy, and delicious. I also made meat balls to go with it. I will add this to my regular recipe list, but will probably try fat free cream cheese and sour cream next time since it's so high in fat.

Mar 10, 2014

This was delicious! Like another poster, I added the sour cream right into the sauce instead of layering it. I also added cooked Morning Star Veggie Crumbles to the sauce for some texture and "meat." It was a hit!

Aug 12, 2013

My husband & i like to try new things, instead of eating the same thing week after week. I added some garlic roasted tomatoes, that really enhanced the flavor as well as aroma.LOVED, LOVED, LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!!

Feb 05, 2015

I doubled the recipe w/ my fingers crossed, so that we'd have leftovers. We weren't disappointed!! Super recipe, albeit not exactly super low fat, but awesome for meatless Mondays as well!! We're not big mushroom fans, so I halved the amount & sauteed them first (dry saute) to eliminate the mushiness. However, they add just the right amount of flavor to this recipe. I also added a large onion, finely chopped into saute mixture with garlic and used 2 c. of boullion (used cubes) rather than broth. Yum!

Nov 13, 2014

I added Italian sausage to mine and I think it made a world of difference. I also just mixed all of the ingredients together instead of layering and it worked just fine. My guests and family couldn't get enough! Creamy and delicious.


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