Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cook pasta.
  3. In large skillet brown meat (if using) and drain. Add marinara and simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. In a small bowl stir together ricotta, 1 cup mozzarella and seasonings.
  5. 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.
  6. Add the remaining pasta and top with mozzarella and parmesan.
  7. 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.
Most Helpful

this was an easy awesome recipe!! My husband went back for seconds. I used vodka sauce and a whole box of Barilla pasta.

Jand1 February 08, 2015

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.

adopt a greyhound May 31, 2013

This baked Ziti is sooo good! A big hit in our family and easy to make.

Jazz Lover September 10, 2011