Creamy Baked Ziti With Broccoli

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

A great make ahead and bake when needed dish. Delicious!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Cook penne in boiling salted water until al dente.
  3. Drain pasta and place in large bowl.
  4. Heat olive oil over medium heat and saute garlic for about 1 minute.
  5. Combine garlic, broccoli, Parmesan cheese and cream with penne.
  6. Spoon mixture into a large baking dish and top with mozzarella cheese.
  7. Bake, covered for 20 to 30 minutes.
  8. Note: Can be made up until baking point and refrigerated until dinner time.
Most Helpful

I used pasta shells and fresh broccoli. 1/2 full cream and 1/2 2% milk. Next time more cream. I like the freshness of the broccoli, it still has a bit of crunch this way. It does need a punch. I got this with salt and pepper, preserving the taste of the fresh broccoli. This could be a great side or main dish.

Ambervim October 04, 2012

I think this has good potential, and I like that this can be made ahead of time. We found it too milky. The half-and-half did not thicken by the parmesan. The taste was also a bit bland. I would punch up the garlic next time.

Connie K December 27, 2004