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Baked Ziti

Meaty, tasty and cheesy, You will love this simple Baked Ziti for a hearty meal that the whole family will enjoy!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword baked ziti
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 287 kcal
Author sanna


  • 1 lb ziti or penne
  • 1 lb italian sausage bulk
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 650 ml marinara sauce
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 and 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper


  1. In a large pot, boil water and add the pasta. Cook according to package directions. Drain.

  2. Heat oil in a large pan. Cook the sausage over medium-high heat until brown. Add the onions and cook until soft. Add the garlic, pepper flakes, Italian seasoning and the marinara sauce. Season with salt and pepper. Let boil for 5 minutes. Turn off heat.

  3. Preheat oven to 350 F. Spread a thin layer of the sauce on the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish. Drop dollops of half of the ricotta cheese on top. Combine the pasta and 1/2 of the remaining sauce and stir until all the pasta is coated. Add the pasta to the baking dish in an even layer. 

  4. Pour the remaining sauce over the pasta. Spread evenly and drop dollops of the remaining ricotta cheese. Sprinkle the parmesan and mozzarella. Bake for 20 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Baked Ziti
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 287 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 33mg11%
Sodium 536mg23%
Potassium 308mg9%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 12g24%
Calcium 129mg13%
Vitamin C 4.1mg5%
Vitamin A 315IU6%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.