This is the classic back of the box recipe. I usually double the recipe and it still disappears! Make sure you use pasta with the ridges, this holds the sauce the best.
- Heat oven to 350°F.
- Cook pasta.
- In large skillet brown meat (if using) and drain. Add marinara and simmer for 10 minutes.
- In a small bowl stir together ricotta, 1 cup mozzarella and seasonings.
- Toss the cooked pasta with the sauce and add half of it to a 9x13 baking dish. Then spread the cheese mixture over the pasta.
- Add the remaining pasta and top with mozzarella and parmesan.
- Cover loosely with foil and bake for 25 minutes. Remove foil and bake another 5 minutes until hot and bubbly and cheese is golden brown.
this was an easy awesome recipe!! My husband went back for seconds. I used vodka sauce and a whole box of Barilla pasta.
Very good pasta dish. I made half a recipe using my own pasta sauce and added a few meatballs.<br/>I needed to cook longer than stated, it was still cool inside not hot. Should have put our plates in the microwave to finish heating.
This baked Ziti is sooo good! A big hit in our family and easy to make.