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Baked Ziti | What's Cooking

Guess what? I cooked!! applause! Really it was nothing spectacular, really.

OK, I will get on with the post. For dinner the other night I made Baked Ziti. I honestly can't remember where I got the recipe, but like many other recipes I get, I adapt to suit the family.

Doesn't it look delish?



  • 9x13 pan
  • 15 oz container ricotta cheese
  • 1 pound ground beef or any other meat (optional)
  • 2 -16oz boxes of ziti (or any small tube pasta ,you will only use about 1 1/2 boxes)
  • 1- 6oz pkg Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 1- 8 oz pkg Italian Style Cheese, shredded
  • 1- 26 oz jar/can Spaghetti Sauce


  1. preheat over to 350 degrees, cook and drain pasta (reserving 1/2 cup of pasta water), pour back in pot.
  2. brown meat, then drain
  3. Stir meat into pasta
  4. stir in all ricotta cheese and mix well
  5. add the 1/2 cup reserved pasta water
  6. add 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese, combine well
  7. add all the spaghetti sauce, combine well
  8. pour into 9x13
  9. sprinkle a layer of parmesan cheese
  10. then layer on a thick layer of Italian blend cheese
  11. Cover with foil and bake 45 to 50 minutes
  12. remove the foil the last 5 minutes so the cheese can brown a wee bit (optional)
  13. cut and serve with garlic bread.
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  1. Oh does look yummy. Hope you are having a fun weekend:)

  2. That looks delicious! I need to add that one to my recipe rotation!

  3. Dinner looks so delicious! My son loves pasta. I will have to make this for dinner one night.

  4. Hi Tina! Thanks for sharing the baked Ziti recipe! Looks delicious! You can probably freeze and cook later! I'm bookmarking this! Blessings from Bama!

  5. This looks so yummy! I am definitely going to try this. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party!


  6. Looks delicious!! I'd love to have you link this up to Tasty Thursdays on The Mandatory Mooch. It's a new linky party starting today. Hope to see you there. Thanks, Nichi

  7. Love baked ziti. Finding this recipe, you gave me an idea what to serve next Monday for 6 hungry mouths. Yum!

    Hopping by and following your lovely blog (FB and Pinterest).

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  8. Thank you so much for linking up to Tasty Thursdays last week. Hope to see you again this week!!
    Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch


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