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

Creamy Baked Ziti

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"Ziti pasta with a creamy tomato sauce is layered with shredded mozzarella cheese then topped with more mozzarella and grated Parmesan--a cheese lover's dream!"

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Original recipe makes 8 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    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 pasta 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 3/4 cup mozzarella and remaining pasta mixture. Top with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan.
  4. Bake 20 min. or until heated through.
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  • Make Ahead:
  • The pasta dish can be covered and refrigerated up to 8 hours before baking. Increase baking time to 30 to 35 min. or until heated through.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 02, 2011

Added some hamburger meat to this excellent dish to make it a one and done meal.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 14, 2011

I will not make this again. I didn't like the chunks of tomato and it REALLY tasted like cream cheese. The cream cheese didn't meld at all. I'll try another recipe next time.

Feb 02, 2011

WOW! The whole family loved it, very easy and had it all on hand!

Feb 02, 2011

Fabulous! Just would add some spices to taste in the sauce making portion.

Feb 16, 2011

I really enjoyed this! I covered it with tin foil while it cooked in the oven, it was great!

Feb 11, 2011

Delicious! I also added some extra fresh herbs to the sauce and it turned out beautifully. It was simple to make and I cut the recipe in half, which was perfect for my family of 3.

Feb 15, 2011

Ahhhh, it was so-so, i needed to put sauce on the table because it was not very saucy at all. It was still good, but not outstanding. You'll need to spruce it up to make it really taste like anything.

Feb 10, 2011

This recipe sounded so GOOD to me! Being a working mom w/ three kids I always set out a meat to thaw and try and come w/ something yummy to cook w/ it after Icome home. Ziti is always a BIG fav of my family so I tweaked it a bit and added block of cream cheese and spices. I made a 10X12 casserole of this and I have just enought left overs for my husbands lunch for tomorrow! A++++++ in my cookbook! ~deb


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  • Calories
  • 460 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 55.4 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol
  • 41 mg
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 18.2 g
  • 28%
  • Fiber
  • 4.7 g
  • 19%
  • Protein
  • 17.8 g
  • 36%
  • Sodium
  • 636 mg
  • 25%

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

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