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Baked ziti served on a white plate
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Baked Ziti

Baked Ziti is a creamy, comforting, and filling evergreen pasta recipe everybody loves.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword casserole
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 634kcal
Author Maike

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces ziti pasta

Sauce

Instructions

PREP

  • Preheat the oven to 400° Fahrenheit.
  • Cook pasta according to the package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  • Cut the log of mozzarella cheese in half. Slice half of the cheese and dice the second half. Set aside.

Making The Sauce

  • In a large pot combine half of the pasta sauce, diced tomatoes, eggs, diced mozzarella, 1 cup of parmesan, and 1 cup of ricotta cheese. Whisk over medium heat until the ingredients have heated.
  • Add diced mozzarella cheese and combine until almost melted. Add cooked ziti pasta and combine well.

Baking

  • Transfer pasta mixture into a 9x13 inch casserole dish.
  • Top the pasta mixture with the remaining pasta sauce, ½ cup ricotta cheese, sliced mozzarella. Drizzle remaining parmesan cheese.
  • Cover casserole dish with aluminum foil and bake covered for 20 minutes. Remove the foil and continue to bake for 5 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 634kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 153mg | Sodium: 1242mg | Potassium: 536mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1685IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 605mg | Iron: 3mg