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Baked Ziti recipe

Baked Ziti Recipe

Baked ziti is rich and cheese-filled pasta. The ziti is filled with different types of cheese, spices, and meat. It is also easy to make and is a great option for dinner.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 5 mins
Total Time 1 hr 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 8
Calories 578.2 kcal


  • Pot
  • Large Pot
  • Large Casserole
  • Oven


  • 1 pound Ground Beef
  • 1 pound Italian Sausage
  • 1 Onions (diced)
  • 3 cloves Garlic (minced)
  • 1 ½ pound Mozzarella
  • 15 ounce Whole-Milk Ricotta
  • ½ cup Parmesan (grated)
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh Parsley (chopped)
  • 2 Egg
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 14 ½-ounce can Tomato Sauce
  • 1 28-ounce can Whole Tomato with Juice
  • 2 teaspoons Italian Seasonings
  • ½ teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
  • ½ tablespoon Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper (each)


  • In a pot, heat olive oil over medium heat.
  • Add garlic and onions to it and saute them for 5 minutes.
  • When garlic and onions are sauteed, add ground beef and sausage to it. Cook them until they turn brown.
  • Remove one-fourth fat from the mixture. Add tomato sauce, tomatoes, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, and red pepper. Simmer the mixture for 30 minutes. Remove some cups of sauce to a bowl to cool down.
  • In a large pot, add water with salt. Cook the ziti until it will turn brown.
  • At 375oF, preheat the oven.
  • Add grated mozzarella, salt, pepper, ricotta, parmesan, parsley, and eggs. Stir the mixture accordingly.
  • Under the cool water, drain the pasta.
  • Add the pasta to the cheese mixture and toss it slightly. Then, add the reserved meat sauce and mix it properly.
  • In a large casserole dish, add half coated pasta and sauce over the pasta with mozzarella.
  • Again, add a layer coated pasta with sauce and mozzarella.
  • For 20 minutes, bake it and leave it for 5 minutes. Sprinkle chopped parsley over it and serve.


Calories: 578.2kcalCarbohydrates: 58.4gProtein: 27.9gFat: 25.3gCholesterol: 71.3mgSodium: 913.6mg
Keyword Baked Ziti
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