Baked Ziti: or how to look like a brilliant cook
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
easiest meal ever.
  • 1 box tube pasta (ziti, rigatoni, penne, mastaccioli)
  • 1 jar favorite pasta sauce (aka whatever was on sale or the staple you use)
  • 2 bags shredded mozzarella
  1. boil pasta to al dente
  2. add ¼ jar of pasta sauce to baking dish, creating a layer covering the bottom
  3. add layer of cheese
  4. add ½ of pasta to dish
  5. add ½ of remaining pasta sauce to cover pasta
  6. add layer of cheese
  7. add the rest of the pasta
  8. add remaining pasta sauce
  9. cover with cheese
  10. Bake covered 30 minutes at 350 degrees
  11. remove cover and bake 10 more minutes to turn the cheese on top brown
One of the things I love about this simple recipe is how versatile it is. My favorite thing is to add sausage, spinach or grilled chicken to it.
Recipe by Kelli Cooks at