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Baked Ziti with Cheese Recipe

Baked Ziti with Cheese Recipe

This pasta dish, made with Alfredo sauce, is deliciously different from typical tomato-based recipes. Extra cheesy, it goes together quickly and is always popular at potlucks. —Lisa Varner, El Paso, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) ziti or small tube pasta
  • 2 cartons (10 ounces each) refrigerated Alfredo sauce
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 carton (15 ounces) ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup grated Romano cheese
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1-3/4 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese


  • 1. Cook ziti according to package directions; drain and return to the pan. Stir in Alfredo sauce and sour cream. Spoon half into a lightly greased 3-qt. baking dish.
  • 2. In a small bowl, combine the eggs, ricotta cheese, 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, Romano cheese and parsley; spread over pasta. Top with remaining pasta mixture; sprinkle with mozzarella and remaining Parmesan.
  • 3. Cover and bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°. Uncover; bake 5-10 minutes longer or until bubbly. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups: 667 calories, 39g fat (20g saturated fat), 145mg cholesterol, 1037mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 2g fiber), 29g protein .

Reviews for Baked Ziti with Cheese

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PrplMonky5 254495
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2016

"This was a pretty good recipe that I will use as a jumping off point. The dish was good, but it definitely lacked in some areas. We think that it could have benefited from some vegetables (maybe some broccoli and chopped sweet red peppers) to offset the taste and bring an extra texture to the dish. I also feel like it could have used some garlic. Next time we may also throw in some meatballs or chicken. I didn't have any problems making it, it was very easy. Instead of the Alfredo sauce though, I used a creamy basil pesto sauce. I think that actually added something extra to the dish. Next time I'll try just the Alfredo sauce so I can see how it would originally taste. We will try this again, with some added tweaks."

dschultz01 230555
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2015

"Made this twice now. 2nd time I added chicken and broccoli, and it was much better! Easy recipe to make!"

cherylyoung 176250
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2014

"We all thought this was a very good recipe. I also added chicken, broccoli & extra alfredo."

rachellestratton 86284
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2013

"I added diced ham and used gluten free noodles to make the dish gluten free. I recommend using gluten free noodles that are a blend of 2-3 flours."

puglife85 172310
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2013

"Delicious recipe! I used fat free ricotta, low-fat sour cream, and part skim mozzarella and it was rich and cheesy. Next time I'm going to add chicken and roasted red peppers :)"

arisacupp 172308
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2013

"I have made this dish several times in the last few months and it's just as popular every time. I use a homemade alfredo sauce, and always half the recipe with great results."

stef55 140741
Reviewed May. 7, 2013

"Made this for the family this weekend and everyone really enjoyed it. I choose to use egg beaters, fat free sour cream and part skim ricotta. In fact, I may cut back on the ricotta next time I make it. I also cut up cooked chicken and added to the pasta. Thanks for the recipe!"

melisfun 160586
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2012

"This is so good. I love the grown up version of mac and cheese. I also added grilled chicken, green onions, and bacon pieces just to give my hubby some protein in it. It was so good, my kids couldn't stop eating it."

ALKaSelsor 172306
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2012

"This turned out even better than i expected it to! I had planned on making this for an extended family dinner with a vegetarian in mind and when I found out that afternoon she wouldn't be able to make it, i decided to add chicken! It was delicious. I added about 2 cups cooked shredded chicken in with noodle-alfredo mixture. I also did not have fresh parsley so I used dried and added alittle pepper and instead of refrigerator sauce I used one jar of sauce that you get in the spaghetti aisle. It was a hit!"

hearthwitch 111889
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2012

"The fat content has to be astronomical. That is a huge amount of cheese - and very little else."

marrisa_s 104173
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2012

"Very very good! I think i will add a little more alfredo sauce next time because it was leaning towards the dry side. Trishaloo, i had the same problem with my leftovers but i added more alfredo sauce and then it reheated just fine. Also next time im going to add broccoli :)"

cle1969 104133
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2012

"I made this but used all low-fat where I could. This is a new family favorite. I added broccoli and some left over chicken - so it was awesome. Didn't have much for left overs"

goobler08 172582
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2011

"We added frozen peas and carrots to ours. It turned out perfectly and we will definitely be making this again!"

homebunny 209725
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2011

"My family absolutely loved this recipe."

lgibbs101 86000
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2011

"Very good, down side is that it is very filling and couldnt eat as much as i wanted hahaha."

cwbuff 140739
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2011

"Two thumbs up! Can vary by adding meat sauce to layers."

mrsvette 86280
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2011

"Made this for dinner tonight! It's delicious, fairly easy but quite rich. Will definitely make again but will have as a side dish. Hubby praised it with every mouthful!"

wld 102987
Reviewed May. 25, 2010

"I made this recipe yesterday, it was excellent! My husband was not sure about it at first, but loved it. I will be making this again."

trishaloo 176249
Reviewed May. 22, 2010

"I thought it sounded like it would be sickening but it turned out to be fantastic! My boyfriend is always asking for me to make it. Only negative is that it doesn't reheat well."

amiss84 85981
Reviewed May. 15, 2010

"made this twice because thought maybe i just messed something up the first time..both times i made it where a disappointment."

amiss84 172580
Reviewed May. 15, 2010

"made this twice because thought maybe i just messed something up the first time..both times i made it where a dissapointment."

alglover 102978
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2009

"Made this dish for potluck was a HIT!!!!!!!!"

xanalou 209724
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2009

"Please send me the above information as I want to make it for my family."

xanalou 173730
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2009

"This does look good, but what is the total fat in this dish. What is the % of saturated fat."

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.