30 Minute Baked Ziti Recipe

Baked Ziti Recipe

This 30 minute Baked Ziti Recipe makes a great weeknight meal! It freezes wonderfully so you can use it in your meal prep too!

I’ve cut 100’s of calories in this baked ziti easy recipe, making it the best baked ziti recipe for people looking to cut calories without sacrificing flavor.

30 Minute Baked Ziti Recipe

Baked ziti recipes are very easy to make. I’ve included some optional add ins to the recipe card so you can change it up every time you make this recipe.

You’re just 30 minutes, and 3 ingredients away from the best baked ziti recipe ever!

30 Minute Baked Ziti Recipe

This pasta bake recipe can be made with different types of pasta! Ideally you want to get ziti pasta, but you can make it with penne, or any short pasta you have on hand.

This ziti recipe can be made several different ways, and in the printable recipe card below I will show you some modifications to keep your tastebuds happy. You can make baked ziti ricotta, or with sausage, even add in some fresh basil.

baked ziti recipe

This recipe of baked pasta is a great way to get a hot meal on the table on a hectic night!

Here’s What You’ll Find in this Article:

  • Baked Ziti Ingredients (shopping list!)
  • How to Make Baked Ziti
  • 30 Minute Baked Ziti Recipe (printable recipe card!)

This easy baked ziti recipe is only 3 ingredients! Up next, I’ll share a shopping list to make your job even easier.

Baked Ziti Ingredients

This Italian bake recipe is so easy to make… think lasagna made super easy!

So, what is ziti? Ziti pasta is a short pasta similar to penne pasta. And since I mentioned penne, you can use penne pasta for baked ziti if you can’t find traditional ziti pasta.

baked ziti recipe

You can make this recipe for baked ziti with meat, or without. Here are the ingredients for baked ziti to make your shopping easier.

Baked Ziti Recipe Shopping List:

Optional Add Ins:

  • Italian Sausages
  • Fresh basil¬†chopped
  • Ricotta cheese

You can make baked ziti sausage style, or vegetarian… This versatile Italian bake can be made many different ways.

How to Make Baked Ziti

In this section I will show you just how easy it is to make this baked pasta recipe. Pasta baked ziti is simple and easy to make, and it also holds well making it a great meal prep dinner!

Pasta baked recipes can be easily re-heated (just top with foil as you would with lasagna) and recipes with ziti crisp up on the edges to perfection… I know you will love this recipe of baked pasta!

baked ziti recipe

Once you make this baked pasta recipe, you will want to make it weekly! And it’s so low in calories you can enjoy it whenever you like!

How to Make Baked Ziti:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cook the pasta according to directions on package. Drain and add back to the pot.
  3. Add 2 cups of the marinara sauce, plus any add ins to the cooked pasta and mix well.
  4. Move the pasta to a 9×13 casserole dish. Top with remaining marinara sauce, and then cheese.
  5. Bake for 10-15 minutes until the cheese is melted and the edges are browned.

The next section will combine the directions, ingredients, cook times and nutrition in one handy place…

30 Minute Baked Ziti Recipe

This easy baked pasta recipe can be made in under 30 minutes. Making is a great easy dinner, or meal prep dish.

Baked Ziti Recipe

30 Minute Baked Ziti Recipe

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This easy baked ziti recipe can be made in just 30 minutes! It comes with optional add ins like sausage and ricotta cheese, to make the best baked ziti recipe ever!
Try with my Lose Weight By Eating easy Marinara Sauce recipe!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 28 mins
Course dinner
Cuisine Italian
Servings 8 servings
Calories 255 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 (16-ounce) package of ziti or penne pasta
  • 3 cups Marinara Sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Optional Add Ins:

  • 2 Italian Sausages cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil chopped
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cook the pasta according to directions on package. Drain and add back to the pot.
  • Add 2 cups of the marinara sauce, plus any add ins to the cooked pasta and mix well.
  • Move the pasta to a 9×13 casserole dish. Top with remaining marinara sauce, and then cheese.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes until the cheese is melted and the edges are browned.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupCalories: 255kcalCarbohydrates: 44.1gProtein: 9.1gFat: 4.5gSaturated Fat: 1.2gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 420mgPotassium: 398mgFiber: 2.4gSugar: 8.3gCalcium: 32mgIron: 3mg
Keyword dinner, pasta
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