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Home style Baked Ziti

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Home Style Baked Ziti Recipe

If you asked me to create a list of comfort foods, baked ziti would definitely be in the top 5. I always double this recipe and make a pan for the freezer, it freezes beautifully! Everyone in my family loves this, even my super picky 6-year-old. A salad and fresh Italian bread are all the you need to round out this meal.

Home style Baked Ziti

Home style Baked Ziti

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes


  • 1 pound package Ziti pasta
  • 1 pound pan or bulk sausage
  • 1 container ricotta cheese, (15 oz.)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 medium sized onion, chopped
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Pizza Seasoning or Italian Seasoning
  • 1 1/2 (26 ounce) jars spaghetti sauce, divided
  • 1 (8 ounce) package shredded mozzerella cheese or Italian cheese blend
  • Fresh Basil for Garnish


  1. Spray a 9×13 baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Prepare pasta as directed on the package, drain and set aside.
  4. In a large skillet, over medium heat cook sausage and onion for 4 minutes, stirring to crumble the sausage. Add the garlic to the skillet and continue cooking until the sausage is thoroughly cooked. Drain sausage and set aside.
  5. In a large bowl combine ricotta, egg and Pizza Seasoning or Italian seasoning.
  6. Stir in the drained pasta, the drained sausage, and 1/2 jar of the spaghetti sauce into the ricotta/egg mixture, mix well.
  7. In the prepared baking dish, cover the bottom with 1/3 jar of spaghetti sauce. Layer 1/2 of the pasta mixture, 1/3 jar of spaghetti sauce, and 1/2 of the shredded cheese. Then layer the remaining 1/2 of the pasta, 1/3 of the sauce, and 1/2 of the cheese. Cover the dish with aluminum foil.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven until heated through, about 20 minutes. Uncover; and continue to bake until cheese is melted, 5 to 10 more minutes.
  9. Before serving sprinkle with fresh basil if desired.

Dawn ~ Spatulas On Parade

Sunday 7th of April 2013

Thanks so much for linking up to the party Swap N Share Sundays. Great recipe. Pinned Dawn Spatulas On Parade


Monday 8th of April 2013

Dawn, Thank you! Swap N Share Sundays is a great party I am looking forward to it next week!


Saturday 6th of April 2013

Hi Jennifer,

Wow, another great recipe. Very nice photography too.

Thank you so much for joining Pin It Monday Hop#2 Where you pin and get pinned (LINK). Please come back on Sunday at 5pm (CST) for our Pin It Monday Hop#3. Watch out for my 10 features soon. Pinned this to our Pin Board for re-pinning. Judy

day2day SuperMom

Wednesday 3rd of April 2013

Thanks for this recipe ~ Baked Ziti is in my top 5 fav dishes! PINNED (I found you on the Pin It Monday Hop!)


Monday 1st of April 2013

Looks so delicious! This looks like a great comfort food for these cold days. I've tried baked ziti once years ago. I think this might be a reminder to have a pasta dish soon. Visiting from the hop. Stop by if you get a chance.


Tuesday 2nd of April 2013

Thank you Sharon! It is snowing here today, so we are still in comfort food weather here in Upstate New York.

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Sunday 7th of April 2013

Hi I am Hadia from Hadia's Lebanese the recipe ..tempting and mouth watering...I have seen your photo on "Swapn' Share Sunday.

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