Baked Ziti

Baked Ziti Recipe

 Click to enlarge

Baked Ziti Recipe

Spice up your reading list! Iwan Ross presents 'The Color of Her Dreams.' This gripping sequel to the psychological thriller-romance novel whisks you into the world of Alice, a clinical psychologist ensnared in a web of love, betrayal, and danger on a remote island. Much like our diverse range of recipes, this riveting tale masterfully blends suspense, romance, and raw human emotions, promising an unforgettable reading adventure. Click here to secure your copy now and let the captivating journey unfold!

📚 Uncover the enigmas in 'The Color of Her Dreams' – a mesmerizing voyage through love, mystery, and peril. Immerse yourself in a universe where passion collides with danger, and every page unfurls a new secret. From award-winning feature writer Iwan Ross springs a narrative that will seize your heart and keep you riveted to the edge of your seat. Dare to plunge into this sphere of suspense and desire, and unearth a tale you won't be able to resist.

This quick and easy basic baked ziti recipe is the perfect mid-week no-fuss companion. This recipe freezes really well and is ideal to heat up during evenings where time is short.

Many people have asked me what baked ziti is. I always tell them it is a combination between lasagne and macaroni and cheese, but without the fuss. Beef lasagne and macaroni and cheese call for ground beef as the go-to meat, whereas classic baked ziti calls for Italian sausage.

There are many variations of baked ziti floating around on the Internet and recipe books and other forms of print. This is a basic baked ziti recipe, but you can adjust it to your liking, using either sausage or ground beef, or other types of cheese.

This recipe is a big hit and very popular on social media. If you are new to baked ziti, we recommend you try this one first, then later play around and try different variations of meat and other ingredients.

Please tell us what you think of this baked ziti recipe. You can also take a snapshot and tag us on Instagram @cookingcatdotcom

Thanks and happy baked ziti cooking. We are happy you are here.

Welcome to The Cooking Cat, where my passion for cooking, creating recipes, and writing about food comes to life. Explore a collection of mouthwatering recipes, culinary adventures, and insightful articles that will tantalize your taste buds and inspire your culinary journey. But that's not all! I invite you to also visit my new website,, where I celebrate my achievements as a writer. It's there that I share captivating stories, showcase my literary works, and delve into the art of storytelling. Join me on this flavorful and literary adventure, where recipes and words intertwine to create a truly immersive experience.

Recipe Info


Serves: 6


Calories: 539
Carbs: 38g
Fat: 30g
Protein: 29g

Cooking Times

20 min
Preparation Time
0 Hours and 20 Minutes
50 min
Cook Time
0 Hours and 50 Minutes
70 min
Total Time
1 Hours and 10 Minutes




  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F)
  2. Cook the pasta in salted water until al dente, according to the packaging instructions
  3. Drain under cold water and toss with olive oil
  4. In a frying pan, over medium heat, heat a little olive oil and add the sausage and cook until browned. Add the onions and cook until soft and glossy. Add the garlic, basil, Italian seasoning, and red chili flakes and stir well to combine. Simmer for 5 minutes
  5. Prepare an ovenproof baking dish with cooking spray and spread a thin layer of the sauce in the bottom. Spread a few dollops of the ricotta cheese evenly over the bottom. Ladle a spoonful of sauce into the cooked pasta and stir to mix well. Add the pasta to the baking dish. Pour the remaining sauce over the pasta and add the remaining ricotta cheese in even dollops over the surface. Sprinkle the Parmesan and mozzarella cheese over the surface
  6. Place in the oven and bake, uncovered until the top becomes golden brown. About 25 minutes. Cool for a few minutes and serve hot. Enjoy!

Current Rating


4.88 from 8


Share this Recipe

Tell us what you think

Your Rating

Latest Comments

Billy Henderson
As a self-acclaimed home cook and food blogger, I am always on the hunt for new ideas. This baked ziti recipe is a fresh inspiration and boosted my site visits, Thank you. 5.00

Ira Woods
Quick and easy baked ziti recipe. Just the way it should be. Perfect. 5.00

Billy Thornton
This baked ziti recipe makes me feel right at home. The ingredients are easy to find and simple to prepare. 4.00

Nancy Dibrell
I love this baked ziti recipe. It is one of my favorite dishes and really easy. 5.00

Brenda Simmins
Now there, this is how food should be prepared. Very tasty baked ziti recipe. Yummy. 5.00

Gerald Hills
Perfect baked ziti recipe. I love how easy and basic this recipe is. Stick to the basics, that is what I always believe. 5.00

You might also like Recipe

Baked Ziti


Rating: 4.88 out of 8 Recipe

Baked Oats


Rating: 3.75 out of 8 Recipe

Baked Feta Pasta


Rating: 2.86 out of 7 Recipe

Baked Oats {TikTok Viral Recipe} - FeelGoodFoodie


Popularity 160 % Recipe

Baked Oats {TikTok Viral Recipe} | FeelGoodFoodie


Popularity 128 %;0.138xw,0&resize=480:* Recipe

Baked Feta Pasta Tik Tok


Popularity 975 %;0.138xw,0&resize=480:* Recipe

Baked Feta Pasta


Popularity 448 %


The Cooking Cat is a home cooking project launched by husband and wife Chef Couples Iwan and Marna Ross. It initially started off as an experimental cooking project and quickly grew into a community-based cooking project. All recipes featured on the Cooking Cat website are the results of food trend analytics collected by Iwan Ross, an oasis for food bloggers. SCP provides food bloggers with recipe page templates, a recipe database, food blog topic suggestions, and much more. We thank them for their continued support and the success we celebrate as The Cooking Cat. They are also responsible for the success story behind The Smoking Chimney.