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I know how to make ziti. I just wanted to see what the oven time was. Iread this recipe and decided to try it. It’s basically word for word the same way that I make baked ziti and you can’t lose with this. It’s everything you hoped it would be and more hahaha. It’s a can’t lose dish.
I have to make this again. I used to make it alot and it is FANTASTIC !!! No need to change anything.
Thanks for the recipe Elise. I think it came out real well. My daughter has to rate it now and pass the final judgement!
I’m so glad you liked it Rama!
Cut recipe in half except used 3/4 cup Italian bulk sausage and almost a full jar spaghetti sauce with fennel seed, oregano, thyme and fresh basil added plus 1/2 tsp sugar. So excellent. Perfect fit for smaller rectangle glass pan
Made this dish. Accidentally used 2 lbs of mozzarella. Good thing Im from Wisconsin, loved it.
Made this dish with extra ground beef, diced red bell pepper and an additional half lb. of chorizo for an extra spice kick. It smells good. It’s for tomorrow’s dinner down the shore.
This baked ziti is amazing!First ever baked ziti I had ever made and it definitely impressed!
Thank you for this recipe! I am using it to help out a neighbor who needs surgery and can’t get up to cook. Trying to figure out if I should pre-bake or just prepare in a baking dish and refrigerate for her. Any tips? Thanks again!
You can pre-bake it and then she or someone in her house can reheat it the next day or later. Or you can assemble the whole thing and cover it with foil, and she or someone can bake it at later that day. Thanks for your question, Melissa!
The flavor is there but the recipe calls for too much noodles in my opinion. Next time I make it I plan to use a little more than half the box it make it a bit more meatier and less like pasta with sauce and cheese
Ever since I’ve made this recipe the first timeoh, it is the only recipe I use now for baked ziti.My husband loves this baked ziti. Since he is not a big fan of Italian food and I am at least I can make this recipe and he’ll enjoy it. I use ground sirloin and I use low-fat cottage cheese instead of ricotta. I make it in two batches and freeze one batch. Thank you for this recipe
Is it better to make this a day ahead and bake it or refrigerate it? Trying to leave this for my husband and kids, wasn’t sure what would taste better, reheating or cooking it after it has been refrigerated 24 hours. Thanks!
Hi, Sarah! This casserole is pretty flexible, and you can’t go wrong either way.
I made this dish for my husband and I.. I used hamburger meat instead. This dish was amazing all be diffentally be making it again..
Easy to folloe recipe and simply delicious. My children all enjoyed it.
To all the people complaining that their batch came out dry: make sure you don’t drain all of the grease, mix your pasta with the sauce before layering, and cover the dish with foil in the oven while it bakes.
My husband and I both loved it…so much will make it again…soon
Accidentally over cooked the sausage, still turned out great! Amateur cook made this recipe a success! Thanks a bunch!
Mine is baking and I can’t wait to try it!! Christie Myers Melbourne, Fl
This was EXCELLENT. I used Rao’s marinara sauce, which makes all the difference, IMO, if you aren’t using your own sauce. I also used sweet italian sausage. This was the best and a keeper. It did not last long.
Great recipe! Being vegetarian, I omitted the sausage, but otherwise followed the recipe. My husband immediately noticed the difference and asked, “What did you do differently? This is great!” This is definitely my new ziti recipe!
It came out too dry. The ricotta stayed in clumps on top. It needs more liquid.
This is the first time I made this dish and I must say, it came out delicious!! Didnt quite know what the red pepper flakes were so I used black pepper.My husband likes sugar in his spaghetti sauce so I added about a half cup of sugar to the sauce. Other than that, nothing else was changed. The recipe says beef or pork so I used both. I peeled the sweet pork sausage and browned it with my ground beef!! Easy to make and I will be making this again!! Thank you for such a yummy recipe ☆☆☆☆☆