Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

My Italian grandmother's recipe. You can use jarred sauce, or make your own. Either way, it's delicioso! Serve with a tossed salad and fresh Italian bread.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil pasta.
  2. Drain and set aside.
  3. Brown ground beef.
  4. Drain and remove from heat.
  5. Add ricotta, parmesan, parsley, egg, salt, pepper, and half of sauce to meat and mix well.
  6. Add ziti and toss gently to coat.
  7. Spoon mixture into a 13x9-inch baking pan.
  8. Pour remaining sauce over pasta mixture.
  9. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
  10. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.
Most Helpful

Made this without the meat for a work function and it was a hit! We have a couple vegetarians, so skipped the ground beef and it was still amazing! Definite keeper!

moviebeth September 29, 2010

Very easy to make and tasted really good. I like pasta with a lot of sauce, so to me this was kind of dry. I ended up adding extra sauce to each bowl when I served it.

embutterfly75 October 12, 2009

I made two pans of this for my husband's evening meeting. The men absolutely loved it! I used the small tube pasta by Barilla. I think next time though, and this is strictly personal preference, I will cut the pasta in half and maybe use more sauce. I used a 32 ounce jar of sauce and it still seemed a bit dry to me. However, it was still quite good and the men thought they died and went to heaven!! Tootyflooty, thank you for the great recipe!

Rose is Rose October 02, 2009