Ronzoni Baked Ziti.

"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."
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  • 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.

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  1. Mickey K.
    I loved it but I tweaked it a bit. I added minced garlic (a must for me in all pasta dishes!) and I baked it in an 8x8 pan so it went for 35 minutes rather than 25. It came out so good and even my extremely picky 3 year old loved it! I also used Barilla’s protein pasta just so I can justify to myself that having carb-filled dinner isn’t a terrible idea…lol!
  2. nora.miniutti
    So easy and delicious! I used 1 lb. penne rigate, because that's what I had, and didn't change a thing in the recipe, making it with sausage. My favorite jar sauce is Paesana Marinara. It's an excellent base for any Italian dish requiring tomato sauce. I didn't have a 9x13 baking pan, so I substituted with a 5 qt dutch oven. Unless you like your pasta really soft, be sure to boil it only until it's al dente, because it will continue to cook in the oven. Thank you for a keepsake recipe!
  3. Jand1
    this was an easy awesome recipe!! My husband went back for seconds. I used vodka sauce and a whole box of Barilla pasta.
  4. adopt a greyhound
    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.
  5. Jazz Lover
    This baked Ziti is sooo good! A big hit in our family and easy to make.


  1. nora.miniutti
    I tweaked the cut and quantity of pasta, as well as the baking pan.
  2. MommyToAyden
    I really like this recipe but I made a few changes to suit me. I use ground turkey instead of beef because I think the turkey has more flavor and isn't gristley like beef. Also I use 4 cups (1 and 1/2 jars) of sauce and 3 cups cheese. Everyone that eats it raves about it :)
  3. Momof2Boysand1BabyG
    This is my favorite baked ziti recipes. I made mine with ground beef and substituted the ricotta cheese for low fat cottage cheese. It makes the recipe a little healthier and believe me your family will not taste the difference.


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