EASY Baked Ziti

Susan Cutler


I love Ziti! This is an easy recipe that you will really like! Try it!

Who doesn't like Pasta and Beef with layers of sauce and cheese?


★★★★★ 1 vote

4-5 // Total cook time: 15 and 30 min.
45 Min


  • 1 lb
    box ziti pasta, uncooked
  • 1
    onion, chopped
  • 1 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 2 jar(s)
    (26 oz) spaghetti sauce
  • 1 c
    ricotta cheese
  • 1 c
    kraft grated three cheese blend (you can substitute parmesan cheese)
  • 1 1/2 c
    mozzarella cheese, shredded

How to Make EASY Baked Ziti


  1. 1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add ziti pasta, and cook until al dente, about 8 minutes; drain.

    2. In a large skillet, brown onion and ground beef over medium heat.

    3. Add spaghetti sauce, and simmer 15 minutes.

    4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 9x13 inch baking dish.

    5. Layer as follows: 1/2 of the ziti, ricotta cheese, 1/2 sauce mixture, remaining ziti, mozzarella cheese and remaining sauce mixture.

    6. Top with grated Three Cheese Blend.

    7. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until cheeses are melted.

    8. Serve with a tossed salad and toasted buttered onion rolls.

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About EASY Baked Ziti

Course/Dish: Pasta
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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