Extra Meaty Baked Ziti

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins

I know there are a lot of baked ziti recipes out there but this one has double the meat. My husband loves beef and I usually end up putting in more meat than is called for. This is so hearty and delicious. I often like to add a can of drained stewed tomatoes or diced tomatoes. I have also added a little bit of cottage cheese to the ricotta mixture to use it up. It still tasted great :) Make sure to serve with breadsticks or garlic bread!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a skillet, cook beef, onion, and garlic over medium heat until no longer pink; drain.
  3. Stir in spaghetti sauce.
  4. In a bowl, combine the eggs, ricotta, Italian seasoning or parsley if desired, 1 1/2 cups mozzarella and Parmesan.
  5. Drain pasta; add to cheese mixture and stir to coat evenly.
  6. Spoon a third of the meat sauce into a greased 9x13 pan; top with half of the pasta mixture.
  7. Repeat layers, ending with meat sauce.
  8. Cover and bake at 350 for 40 minutes.
  9. Uncover; sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese.
  10. Bake 5-10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
  11. Let stand for 15 minutes before serving.
Most Helpful

5 5

Made this for Thanksgiving Eve, for out-of-town family staying with us for the holidays. A wow dish--thick, meaty, cheesy. Delicious comfort food, served with garlic bread and salad. Thanks for sharing.

5 5

This is delish, tasted really good and was enjoyed by all! Thanks Delish....

5 5

Good, simple, quick and filling! My favorite kind of recipe!