Southwest Baked Ziti

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by Audrey M

A different twist to your normal Baked Ziti.

Top Review by AuntMare

Another family pleaser. It was easy to make and what a pleasant change from the Italian version. This also freezes well. Double the recipe and have one to eat now and freeze the other for a busy night. Thaw it first in the refrigerator and bake as directed.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cook pasta according until almost done.
  3. Spray a 8 inch square baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  4. In a small mixing bowl, combine tomato sauce and salsa.
  5. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ricotta cheese with half of the mozzarella cheese.
  6. Next blend in half of the tomata/salsa sauce, corn, chopped green chilies, oregano and pepper.
  7. Add the cooked ziti to mixture and mix well.
  8. Spoon in pasta mixture into your 8 inch casserole dish.
  9. Spread the remaining sauce over the top followed by the mozzarella cheese and then the grated Parmesan cheese.
  10. Cover with aluminum foil and bake 20 minutes.
  11. Uncover and bake 15 more minutes.

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