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Extra Cheesy Baked Ziti

Prep Time:

25 minutes

Bake Time:

30 minutes

Total Time:

1 hour


6-8 servings




  • 16 ounces ziti pasta, cooked accordingly

  • 32 ounces whole milk ricotta cheese

  • 1 large egg

  • 24 ounces tomato sauce

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon pepper

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ tablespoon dried oregano

  • ½ tablespoon dried basil

  • 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese, divided

  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Tools Needed

Baking Dish

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  1. Preheat oven to 350℉.

  2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine ricotta cheese, egg, ½ cup parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, garlic, oregano, and basil. Set aside.

  3. In a small mixing bowl, combine remaining parmesan and mozzarella. Set aside.

  4. Add the cooked pasta to a large mixing bowl and add the tomato sauce. Mix until the pasta is completely coated.

  5. Add the ricotta mixture into the pasta mixture and stir completely.

  6. Pour half of the pasta mixture into a 13x9 baking dish. Evenly sprinkle half of the mozzarella mixture into the baking dish, then add the remaining pasta. Top with remaining mozzarella mixture.

  7. Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until sauce is bubbly and cheese is melted and browned. Set oven to broil for additional browning, if desired.

  8. Serve immediately, or cover and freeze.

Recipe Tags

Dinner, Italian, Pasta

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