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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 lb. ziti
  • tsp. salt (for pasta water)
  • 1 lb. 85% lean ground beef
  • 1/2 tsp. salt (for meat sauce)
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper (for meat sauce)
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder (for meat sauce)
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning (for meat sauce)
  • 4 cups marinara sauce (4 cups is about 36 oz.)
  • 24 oz. low-moisture ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp. salt (for ricotta mixture)
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper (for ricotta mixture)
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder (for ricotta mixture)
  • 1 tsp. italian seasoning (for ricotta mixture)
  • 12 oz. 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.


    Jennifer Cooks 3 months ago
    turned out ok. would likely adjust if i make again
    Anderson 6 months ago
    very good! would make again!
    Rebecca Bakkar 6 months ago
    It was really good, however I feel it was to much ricotta cheese.
    Breea Staples 8 months ago
    Awesome! My family enjoys.
    Colleen VanOcker 8 months ago
    good. it's like lasagne but with a different pasta. I added minced garlic & sweet onion to the meat sauce, sautéed first. used one link of Jennie-O sweet Italian sausage & 1/4 lb. of lean ground beef (cutting calories) & made 1/2 the recipe. It's hard to cook for one.
    Jade Wankhruea 9 months ago
    Pretty good but I thought it could’ve used more flavor. I’ve never had ricotta before so I’m not sure what it’s supposed to taste like, but I’m not sure I was a huge fan of it. Easy enough to make though.
    LaDamaNana 9 months ago
    Awesome outcome!! My children enjoyed it very much, so much so, that they even asked for seconds!! As an adult though, I have to agree with the other reviewers on the fact that it might need a bit more flavor. I read one review where they mentioned using Italian sausage instead of ground beef for more flavor, and I think next time I will try it with the sausage.
    georgia 10 months ago
    it was very good I added extra cheese and pepperoni
    Simple meal, none gone to waste. As some suggested, next time going to try more sauce and less ricotta.
    Sarah M. a year ago
    Good recipe overall, but next time I would use less ricotta and add more spices.
    Gabriella a year ago
    It sounds and looks yummy I would definitely make it
    Fay Ventouri a year ago
    so good!!! hubby and i loved it!
    Wilson a year ago
    turned out good but personally I think i would use a little more sauce it was a little dry
    Gmort a year ago
    Enjoyed bu could have used a little more flavor
    HerozVillin a year ago
    Very tasty 👍. I will definitely make it again.
    Maurice Ford a year ago
    Great Meal! My family and I really enjoy this one
    Erika a year ago
    It was so delicious! Love it made garlic bread too
    Laura Lapuz a year ago
    this is a great easy dinner...will make it again!
    myers a year 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 a year ago
    Turned out pretty good
    Jacob Armstrong a year ago
    Really not very flavorful!
    Jessica Ruh a year 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 a year ago
    A little time consuming. Almost a little too cheesy.
    Aaron Bernstein 2 years ago
    excellenth. everyone loved it and i had neighbors requesting me to make it for them
    dede 2 years 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 2 years ago
    First time making this and it came out amazing!!
    Carren Chisholm 2 years ago
    Danielle Rhymes 2 years ago
    Not as tomato-y as I was expecting but still a hit with the family.
    Julie Taylor 2 years ago
    Excellent! very easy recipe to follow
    Gayle A. 2 years 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!