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Baked Ziti

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  • prep time: 20 min
  • total time: 20 min
  • serves: 4 people
  • calories: 463 1 serving

Did you know that you can make Baked Ziti without the ricotta cheese and it will be delicious?  You can!  This recipe for Baked Ziti has just 4 ingredients, all of which are easy to keep on hand.  You don't need the ricotta because the mozzarella in the sauce mixture adds cheesiness, then you add even more mozzarella with the Parmesan cheese on top!  The sauce brings all the flavor and you can even change it up to make it perfect for you.  Use Traditional for a classic dish, or try Roasted Garlic and & Herb, or Spicy Marinara if you like some heat!  This Baked Ziti is a recipe you can throw together for an easy weeknight dinner!


  • 8 ounces uncooked tube-shaped pasta (ziti) (about 2 2/3 cups)
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) Prego® Traditional Italian Sauce or Spicy Marinara
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (about 6 ounces)
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • Tips

    • To freeze, assemble the ziti but do not bake. Cover it tightly with foil and freeze. Bake frozen ziti uncovered at 350°F. for 1 hour or until hot. Or refrigerate frozen ziti for 24 hours to thaw. Bake thawed ziti uncovered at 350°F. for 45 minutes or until hot.
    • For 8 servings, double the ingredients. Spoon into a 13x9x2-inch baking dish and bake for 45 minutes or until hot.
    • This recipe is also great with Prego® Roasted Garlic & Herb, Tomato Basil & Garlic or Marinara Italian Sauces.
  • Step 1

    Cook and drain the ziti according to the package directions.  While the ziti is cooking, heat the oven to 350°F.

  • Step 2

    Stir the sauce, 1 cup mozzarella cheese and ziti in a large bowl. Spoon the mixture into an 11x8x2-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese.

  • Step 3

    Bake for 30 minutes or until hot.

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Calories 452
Total Fat 13 g
Sat. Fat 6.7 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 37 mg
Sodium 980 mg
Total Carb 60 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Sugar 13 g
Protein 21 g
Vitamin D 1 %DV
Calcium 26 %DV
Iron 18 %DV
Potassium 14 %DV
Calories 463
Total Fat 15 g
Sat. Fat 6.7 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 37 mg
Sodium 865 mg
Total Carb 58 g
Dietary Fiber 5 g
Sugar 10 g
Protein 21 g
Vitamin D 1 %DV
Calcium 26 %DV
Iron 16 %DV
Potassium 14 %DV

This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.