By Bayhill on September 14, 2006
Photo by lazyme
Photo by lazyme
"This is a quick dish I like to make when I need to get dinner on the table in a hurry. If you like a zestier ziti, use a hot Italian sausage. Note: cooking/prep time does not include time for cooking pasta."
Serving Size: 1 (340 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
"This was great, Bayhill. I've made dishes similar to this one, all with varying degrees of success. But the combination of ingredients in your recipe puts this at the top of the list. It's so easy to prepare too, and my sons have already asked that I make it again. So I know this will be a regular in my home. Made for your awesome win in the 2013 Football Pool."
"I use this recipe often making it a bit different each time. I have use a drained can of black beans in place of the meat, used ground turkey and always add lots more vegetables - mushrooms, zucchini, eggplant, frozen corn & peas - basically whatever I have in the fridge or freezer. By adding lots of veggies this truly can be a healthy 1 dish meal for both kids and adults!"
"Absolutely fantastic! DH loves ziti, so I thought I'd try an upgrade from my current recipe. I used half an onion and half a green pepper and added about half a cup of a good cabernet to the sauce while simmering, but otherwise kept the recipe in tact. Very tasty, and very easy to put a hearty casserole together on a weeknight. This goes in the keeper file!"
"Great baked ziti!!! I made this with a couple of changes: I used a mixture of ground beef and the sausage and I added some cottage cheese to the whole mixture, as I needed to use it up. Served it with salad and garlic bread for a wonderful meal. Thanks Bayhill for posting a great recipe for the 2014 CQ."
"Easy, quick, casserole for weeknight dinners. Made for Culinary Quest 2014."
"Awesome! I loved the inclusion of veggies. I halved this, and it made enough for 4 servings for us since we enjoyed it with a couple of veggie side dishes. Thanks for sharing! Culinary Quest '14"
"Good! Half sausage and half pepperoni would also work well."
"Delicious! My husband informed me that this dish made his top 3 favorite dishes that I've made! Used less onion & pepper and penne pasta. Great flavor and the house smelled delicious too:)"
"I made this for your win in football tag, and I'm so glad I picked this recipe! I halved the recipe, but this still made at least enough for 4 people. I used rigatoni, because I found I didn't have ziti after all. :) I will enjoy this for lunch tomorrow....I think Italian is always even better the next day!"
"Very nice, Bayhill. I must admit that I am a traditional ricotta based italian baked ziti person. To me baked ziti will always be that way. That said this was a YUMMY pasta dish. My son said it was 5 stars right away. It has flavor from the sauce, sausage and the garlic but you could add Italian seasonings if you are purest. This is easy but was a multiple pot clean up. We really enjoyed the meal.
Made for Zaar Cookbook Tag January 2012. Enjoy! ChefDLH."
"So simple to make. So very tasty. I used my own home made pasta sauce instead of using a jar. Made for your win Football Pool 2010 week 13"
"This was delicious and easy to make. I made a vegetarian version, just left out the meat but added in some seasonings found in sausages. Next time I'll use some veggie sausage. Thanks for posting this great recipe."
"I've made this twice now and the family loves it! I use Ragu roasted garlic spaghetti sauce to make it even more garlicier (if there is such a word). Thanks for sharing this recipe. We'll be enjoying it often."
"FALL 2009 PAC: Yummy - I love baked pasta and this was no exception!! Easy and full of taste!"
"Great recipe for those nights when you have to get dinner on the table quickly. I used hot Italian sausage and loved spiciness of the sausage in this dish. I don't like mushrooms, so I used a pasta sauce without mushrooms. Made for PAC Fall 2008."
"So easy and wonderful! I used Turkey Italian Sausage and my 6 year old and I loved it."
"Gee, I thought I had already reviewed this. I was hesitant to try it, because I have never had Baked Ziti without ricotta cheese. However, this version is fabulous. I used bulk hot Italian sausage and then followed everything else exactly. I will definitely be making this again."
"Cheesy gooey baked ziti, what could be better?!? My family gobbled this entire dish up last night for dinner... my DS practically ran to the kitchen to scoop out the last serving; his only disappointment was there wasn't any left for his lunch today. I did use cut up fettuccine noodles instead of the penne pasta. Next time I would add some crushed red pepper to kick it up - but truly a wonderful dish that my DS will be begging for. Made for PAC Spring 2008."
"this was soo good yummy leftovers too. was initially made for i reccomend ( but i guess it was an invalid tag) but it was still super yummy"
"This was our Saturday night dinner, and it was yummy!! The only thing I did different was add mushrooms to the sauce and italian seasoning to the top. Thank you for the great and definitely easy recipe! :)"