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Mom's Baked Ziti

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6


  • 15 oz container of ricotta cheese
  • 1 lb pasta
  • 32 oz of your favorite marinara or meat sauce
  • 8 oz bag of shredded mozzarella


  • Cook pasta according to the package - cook it 1-2 minutes less for al dente
  • Drain pasta
  • Add pasta to a bowl and fold in sauce and ricotta until combined.
  • Add half of the mozzarella to the mix, and add mix to casserole dish
  • Add remainder of mozzarella to the top of the pasta
  • Bake at 350 fahreheit covered for 30 minutes and then another 15 uncovered or until bubbly.


You can add Italian hot sausage to this for more protein and a heartier dish.