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Easy Baked Ziti

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This dinnertime favorite is easy to make, feeds a crowd, and is great for making ahead or freezing. The recipe is a Yummly original created by Sara Mellas.


  • nonstick cooking spray (for baking dish and meat sauce)
  • 1 pound ziti
  • teaspoons salt (for pasta water)
  • 1 pound 85% lean ground beef
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (for meat sauce)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper (for meat sauce)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder (for meat sauce)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning (for meat sauce)
  • 4 cups marinara sauce (4 cups is about 36 oz.)
  • 24 ounces low-moisture ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (for ricotta mixture)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper (for ricotta mixture)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (for ricotta mixture)
  • 1 teaspoon italian seasoning (for ricotta mixture)
  • 12 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese (12 oz. is about 3 cups)
  • fresh parsley (optional, for serving)
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    Calories600Calories from Fat270
    Total Fat30g46%
    Saturated Fat17g85%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat270
    Total Carbohydrate51g17%
    Dietary Fiber5g20%
    Vitamin A35%
    Vitamin C6%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Gabriella 2 months ago
    It sounds and looks yummy I would definitely make it
    Fay Ventouri 2 months ago
    so good!!! hubby and i loved it!
    Wilson 2 months ago
    turned out good but personally I think i would use a little more sauce it was a little dry
    Gmort 2 months ago
    Enjoyed bu could have used a little more flavor
    HerozVillin 3 months ago
    Very tasty 👍. I will definitely make it again.
    Maurice Ford 4 months ago
    Great Meal! My family and I really enjoy this one
    Erika 4 months ago
    It was so delicious! Love it made garlic bread too
    Laura Lapuz 4 months ago
    this is a great easy dinner...will make it again!
    myers 4 months ago
    family loved it ! would definitely make again (added a little bit more of the seasoning the recommended just to make sure it was flavorful)
    Tunon 4 months ago
    Turned out pretty good
    Jacob Armstrong 5 months ago
    Really not very flavorful!
    Jessica Ruh 5 months ago
    Used 15oz of ricotta and 8oz of mozzarella. Still plenty of cheese to get the job done. Will use Italian sausage next time for a stronger flavor profile. Everyone cleared their plate, great base recipe to tweak or build on.
    Robert Kelly 6 months ago
    A little time consuming. Almost a little too cheesy.
    Aaron Bernstein 7 months ago
    excellenth. everyone loved it and i had neighbors requesting me to make it for them
    dede 7 months ago
    Amazing!!! I loved it my family loved it definitely making it a regular at my house. Really fast and easy to make just watch your cheese closely, mine was browned a lot after 30 mins but it still came out amazing fool proof dish.
    Laura Urbina 8 months ago
    First time making this and it came out amazing!!
    Carren C. 8 months ago
    Danielle Rhymes 9 months ago
    Not as tomato-y as I was expecting but still a hit with the family.
    Julie Taylor 9 months ago
    Excellent! very easy recipe to follow
    Gayle A. 10 months ago
    I use Italian sausage instead of ground beef. Since the oven is hot anyway, I peel 5 sausage links and slice them and bake about 10-15 minutes. The flavor is a more robust Italian for us! It's a great easy fix for a crowd!
    Ali Walker 10 months ago
    Would make again! Whole family loved it, including my very picky 4 year old 😂
    The Moore Family 10 months ago
    Turned out great! I didn’t follow exactly, but it was amazing.
    Alyssa Farry a year ago
    So good!! I didn’t have ziti on hand so I made it with small rotini
    Jesse Brooks a year ago
    one word. yummy. the only change i made to mine was diced mozzarella, rather than shreadded & broiled it for 3 minutes to crisp the top of the mozzarella.
    Evan Wahl a year ago
    Great! Would make again
    Irwin a year ago
    so good!! i absolutely loved it and so did my family
    kinzie a year ago
    i msde it vegetarian friendly by swapping the meat with carrots, onion, and spinach. it come out very flavorful.
    Icy a year ago
    Yum! would try again!
    pretty good food, would make it again
    Nina Bongiorno a year ago
    Turned out fantastic! It is easy & not too involved, which i love for busy nights. Delicious! Would highly recommend.