Italian Restaurant Baked Ziti

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by Paintpuddles

This is a recipe I got from a friend for baked ziti recipe that originated from an Italian restaurant in New York City. I've been making it this way for years.

Top Review by Chef Gina Calina

This was delicious! We all loved it! It's the best baked ziti I've made so far, and will stop at this recipe! LOVE

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cook ziti in a large pot of boiling salted water until
  3. tender but still firm, 10 to 12 minutes.
  4. Drain and rinse under cold running water;
  5. drain well.
  6. In a medium bowl, combine
  7. ricotta cheese, eggs, 1/2 cup Parmesan
  8. cheese, salt, pepper, and parsley. Mix to
  9. blend well.
  10. Toss cooked ziti with 2 cups
  11. marinara sauce.
  12. Place half the pasta in an
  13. 9 x 13 inch baking dish.
  14. Top with ricotta
  15. mixture and half the mozzarella cubes.
  16. Top with remaining ziti, marinara sauce,
  17. mozzarella, and Parmesan cheese.
  18. Bake until casserole is heated through and cheese is
  19. bubbly and lightly browned on top, 30 to 35
  20. minutes.

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