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Easy Baked Ziti Recipe

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This yummy baked ziti recipe makes the most delicious family dinner!

Life is crazy-busy for most of us. It’s tempting to grab take-out on those days when appetites are big and energy is small. But that gets expensive and it’s not always convenient. Besides, wouldn’t you rather know all the ingredients you’re feeding your loved ones?

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Easy Baked Ziti Recipe

Add this Baked Ziti recipe to your repertoire. The ingredients are on the easy to keep-on-hand list. Baked Ziti is delicious, quick and simple—perfect for a short-on-time family meal. And you don’t have to save it just for family.

How to Make Baked Ziti

Give this a go: this baked ziti recipe is delicious, quick and simple. In our house we always have left-overs perfect for a quick lunch that can be warmed up in the microwave.

Best Baked Ziti Recipe

We usually add a fresh greens salad and sometimes even a little garlic bread. Yum!

Easy Baked Ziti Recipe


Easy Baked Ziti Recipe

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  • 6 oz. box of ziti
  • ½ pound of ground beef
  • 1 jar of spaghetti sauce
  • 8 oz. can of tomato sauce
  • 15 oz. of ricotta cheese
  • ½ cup of parmesan cheese
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of oregano
  • 1 cup of mozzarella cheese +
  • ½ cup of mozzarella cheese
  • 2 cloves of garlic


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Cook ziti and set aside
  3. On medium heat cook beef, onion, and garlic until beef is browned
  4. Stir in sauces and oregano, and keep on heat until mixture starts to boil
  5. Combine 1 cup of beef/sauce mixture with cooked ziti
  6. Spoon in ½ of ziti mixture into a large baking dish
  7. Top with ricotta and 1 cup of mozzarella and 1 cup of sauce
  8. Spoon in the rest of the ziti mixture and top with the rest of the sauce
  9. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes
  10. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and remaining mozzarella
  11. Bake uncovered for 10 minutes


Yields 8-10 servings—depending on how hungry you are!


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Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it’s okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.