Grandma's Baked Ziti
This vegetarian baked ziti will quickly become a family favorite. Easy comfort food that you can make ahead or freeze for later!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
- 1 lb box of ziti
- 1 24-ounce jar marinara sauce (or 3 cups homemade sauce)
- 1 15-ounce container ricotta cheese
- 3 eggs
- 2 8-ounce packages shredded mozzarella cheese
Preheat oven to 350ºF.
Boil/cook ziti according to package instructions.
In a medium bowl, mix ricotta cheese, eggs and 1 package of the shredded cheese. Set aside.
In a casserole dish (I use a 14x10 " dish, or you can use 2 8x8 " dishes), spoon a small amount of sauce to slightly cover bottom of dish.
Spoon in half of ziti, then evenly spread the ricotta cheese mixture on top. Pour more sauce over ricotta cheese (saving about 1 cup of sauce for final layer).
Add the rest of the ziti, and layer remaining 1 cup sauce over it. Sprinkle the other package of mozzarella cheese on top.
Bake for 45 minutes or until cheese is lightly browned.
Serve with italian bread and salad.
*If freezing for later, prepare the layers as listed before baking and cover securely before putting in freezer. When ready to bake, you can pull it out to let thaw in the refrigerator the morning of, or increase baking time by 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted.
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Calories: 344kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 581mg | Potassium: 353mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 720IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 286mg | Iron: 1.6mg