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Best Baked Ziti Recipe

The best baked ziti recipe hands down. If you want a simple and delicious pasta recipe, this one is for you. The easiest and cheesiest baked ziti.


  • 1 lb. ziti
  • 1 large container of ricotta cheese
  • Italian spices (garlic, onion powder, basil, oregano, parsley, salt & pepper)
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella
  • 2 cups marinara sauce


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Cook ziti as directed on package.

In a large mixing bowl combine ricotta with Italian spice blend.

Add parmesan cheese.

Mix well.

Add mozzarella and mix well.

Coat the bottom of a 13 x 9 casserole dish with marinara sauce.

Add ziti.

Add ricotta cheese mixture.

Cover with marina sauce and begin the layering again, following the same pattern (ziti, ricotta, sauce).

Cover the top of the sauce with remaining mozzarella.

Cover the casserole dish with tin foil and bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes.

Remove tin foil and bake an additional 10 minutes until cheese begins to bubble.

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