Baked Ziti Recipe
  • 1 pound ground beef or Italian sausage (I used ½ of both)
  • 1 jar of marinara sauce
  • ¾ cup chopped onion (use what you like)
  • 1 jar of petite diced tomatoes (you can omit if you'd like)
  • 1 jar of Alfredo sauce (I used Roasted Garlic Parmesan)
  • 1 16oz box of Ziti pasta
  • 2 cups of Mozzarella cheese (I used a bit more I had on hand)
  • Optional - A dash of dried parsley for garnish
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prepare pasta according to directions.
  3. I used 2 aluminium pans, but if using a glass dish, lightly spray with cooking spray.
  4. Brown your meat and throw in chopped onion sometime in the middle of cooking.
  5. Drain the grease from the meat.
  6. Pour in the marinara sauce and diced tomatoes (if using) to the meat and stir around. I like to cook this a bit while I'm preparing pasta.
  7. Once pasta is done cooking, drain it, and add the Roasted Garlic sauce to it.
  8. Pour the pasta into the baking dish.
  9. I like to sprinkle a little cheese on top of the pasta but that's optional.
  10. Pour your marinara sauce/meat mixture over the pasta.
  11. Top the dish with mozzarella cheese.
  12. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Recipe by Joyfully Prudent at