Perfect Easy Baked Ziti

Tiara Joseph


I Got This Recipe From My Daughter Grandmother . She Makes her sauce From Scratch Being Italian She Can Do That . But I Tweeked Her Recipe and Added Some stuff To make One Delicious baked Ziti ...Yummy


★★★★★ 5 votes

35 Min
1 Hr 45 Min


  • 2 can(s)
    marinara sauce
  • 1 lb
    mozzarella cheese ( shredded )
  • 1 1/2 lb
    ground chuck, cooked
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    minced garlic
  • 1 tsp
    italian seasoning
  • 1 lb
    ziti, cooked
  • 1/2 c
    italian bread crumbs
  • 1 1/2 c
    ricotta cheese
  • 2 tsp
    olive oil

How to Make Perfect Easy Baked Ziti


  1. Boil Pasta Follow Instructions On Box ( Set Aside )
  2. Cook Up Your Meat And The Drain Access Fat . (Set Aside)
  3. Start Sauce By Heating Minced Garlic In Pan W/ 2 teaspoons of olive oil .
  4. Pour in Sauce And Add In Italian Seasonings
  5. Let Simmer For About 10 mins
  6. Heat Oven To 350
  7. In A Large Mixing Bowl Combine
    Meat , Pasta , Ricotta Cheese & 1/2 lb Of Mozzarella Cheese . Mix Well
  8. Then add In Half Of Your Sauce Mixture . Mix Well And Pour Into Your Pan .
  9. Use The Remainder Of The Mozzarella Cheese To Cover Your Pasta . Add Bread Crumbs For a Great Cheesy Crunch To The Dish
  10. Cook For 1hr to 1hr and 45 mins depending on your over or until the cheese has formed a nice caramel brown color to it . Remove from oven let cool . Prepare Your Salads And Or garlic Bread And Enjoy with A Great Glass Of Red Wine ... Or a Nice Cold Glass Of Southern Tea
  11. The Set Aside Sauce Is For Those Who Like A Little More Sauce Then Others ... Easy To Add Sauce Hard To Take Away ... Enjoy

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About Perfect Easy Baked Ziti

Course/Dish: Beef, Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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