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

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.

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.

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!!!!!!!!!!!

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!

Jun 17, 2014

I have made this many times and a few variations of this. It is a very forgiving recipe if you mix it up a bit. I used yogurt instead of sour cream one time and it worked well. Same with using tomato sauce instead of diced tomatoes. It all works well.

May 23, 2012

Loved it! Followed the directions, only difference was that I chopped my own tomatoes. Definitely making again.


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