More Great Recipes: Beef | Dinner | Main Dish | Misc. One Dish

Ziti Bake

User Avatar
Member since 2007
Got a question about this recipe?
Use our BakeBot Ai Chat for instant answers.
No Video

Serves 8 | Prep Time | Cook Time 40-50

Why I Love This Recipe

This is another one of my family's favorites. It's hearty and quite delicious.

Ingredients You'll Need

1 (16-oz.) pkg. ziti macaroni
1 lb. lean ground beef
1 (15 oz.) container ricotta cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
1 egg, slightly beaten
3/4 tsp. salt
1 (8-oz.) pkg. mozzarella, shredded

Spaghetti Sauce:
2 Tbsp. salad oil
1 medium onion, diced
1 medium garlic clove, minced
2 (15-oz. each) cans tomato sauce
1 (12-oz.) can tomato paste
2 tsp. brown sugar
2 Tbsp. chopped flat-leaf parsley
1 tsp. oregano leaves
1 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. cracked black pepper
1 bay leaf


Prepare spaghetti sauce: In a 3-qt. saucepan over medium heat, in hot salad oil, cook the onion and garlic until tender, stirring frequently, about 10 minutes. Do not burn the garlic.

Add the tomato sauce and remaining ingredients and over high heat bring to boiling.

Reduce heat to medium-low, partially cover and cook for 30 minutes. Discard the bay leaf.

Meanwhile, in 8-qt. Dutch oven, prepare ziti as label directs; drain and set aside. In same Dutch oven over med-high heat, cook ground beef until well browned, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Preheat oven to 350º F.

Remove Dutch oven from heat; stir in ricotta, next 5 ingredients and half of the spaghetti sauce until well mixed. Add ziti and toss gently to coat well.

Spoon the mixture into 13 x 9” baking pan; pour remaining spaghetti sauce evenly over ziti mixture; sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Bake 20 minutes or until hot and bubbly.

Questions, Comments & Reviews

The Official "Burnt" Movie Cookbook
By Burnt Movie Cookbook

7 Recipes

Disney's Tinker Bell Secret of the Wings Cookbook
By BakeSpace Fairies

6 Recipes

'CHEF' the Film Cookbook: Recipes from El Jefe
By CHEF the Film

7 Recipes

Mixed Berry Tart
Mixed Berry Tart
Slutty Brownies
Slutty Brownies
Torta Cubana
Torta Cubana
Hi, I'm BakeBot.

Way beyond a chatbot, I can seamlessly interact with BakeSpace recipes and cookbooks, making modifications and answering cooking questions a breeze.

FYI, I’m new, still in beta and you are among the first to chat with me. If you notice a glitch, let us know.
Want to create a recipe? Try our BakeBot AI Recipe Maker!