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Baked Ziti Casserole

With its rich Italian flavor and generous combination of cheeses, it's hard to believe this pasta entree is light. this simple, meatless baked ziti is made up of six ingredients. It's sure to become a favorite with your family.—Paula Zsiray, Logan, Utah
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) ziti or small tube pasta
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 carton (15 ounces) part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1 jar (28 ounces) meatless spaghetti sauce
  • 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain pasta; set aside. In a small bowl, combine the egg, ricotta and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese.
  • Spread 1 cup spaghetti sauce in a 13x9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Top with a third of the pasta, half of the ricotta mixture, 2/3 cup mozzarella cheese, 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese and 1 cup sauce. Repeat layers of pasta, ricotta mixture and mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese. Top with remaining pasta, sauce mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese.
  • Cover and bake at 375° for 45-50 minutes or until heated through.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 284 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 508mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 17g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat, 1 vegetable.

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  • Sunshinebakerpa
    Sep 20, 2015

    I followed the recipe exactly, but my family didn't like it at all. I wound up throwing it out.

  • Heavens_IL
    Apr 26, 2015

    So easy and good too. After I read some reviews that said it was a little dry I used a 12 oz box of pasta instead of the 16 oz so the sauce would go farther. I also added an 8 oz can of tomato sauce to make a little more sauce. Since I made less pasta I used an 8 x 11 pan, it was just the right size. I think this would make six generous servings using the 12 oz pasta, maybe would serve a couple more.

  • HannahBeaver
    Sep 26, 2014

    Delicious and a double recipe makes two 13x9s pans full - great for a crowd!

  • peacharmadillo
    Jan 4, 2014

    We enjoyed the recipe, but would probably add more cheese amongst the layers for next time. We like when it sticks together. I agree with the comment that the high quality sauces make a difference too.

  • sandyraebriggs
    May 17, 2013

    my husband and son liked this. Next time I make it I will double the sauce, it seemed dry to me.

  • marisa81
    Jun 4, 2012

    Love this recipe.I did add some minced garlic for more flavor and it turned out delicious.This one is a keeper.

  • glenda shipman
    Mar 5, 2012

    great and easy

  • tonylmm
    Jul 15, 2011

    LOVE this ziti. everyone alway requests it. reminds me a lot of sbarro's ziti (which is may favorite) was so excited when i found this one. been making it for years now. simple, easy and feeds a lot of hungry people.

  • mnrweiss
    Jul 25, 2009

    Our family really liked this, and I will make it again since it is so economical! Made some frozen breadsticks as a side. Really good!

  • poli_kid
    Jan 12, 2008

    This was so bland, it was really not even what I would consider good