Easy Baked Ziti

September 29, 2011

DSC00383Baked Ziti is one of those ‘go to’ recipes for me when we are not sure what to make for dinner, and I don’t feel like cooking a ton.

It’s super easy and takes only about 30 minutes – and sits in the oven for the last few minutes so it’s easy to get everyone ready and the table set just before you serve it!

Brown the Hamburger and Cook the Pasta to ‘Al Dente’.  Preheat the oven to 400 (or if you’re cooking garlic bread, heat to that temp).  Drain Fats.DSC00365

Mix in Spaghetti Sauce and about 1 cup of Cottage Cheese


Strain Noodles.  Form 2 Layers of Noodles, sauce, and Mozzarella cheese in Casserole Pan.


Top with mozzarella


Bake @ 400 (or whatever temp your bread is cooking at) for 10-15 min until cheese is melted.  DSC00382   Serve, and enjoy!



  1. Yum! That looks delish, and super easy!! I wonder how it would be with ricotta instead of cottage cheese? The hubby won’t touch anything with cottage cheese, LOL.

  2. Mmm, that looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Oh man…it’s nowhere near lunch time and your photos are making me sooooo hungry! I am definitely adding this to my recipe list!

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  4. That looks great… and so easy I don’t think I can mess it up! haha 🙂

  5. This looks delicious! I love quick easy meals and will definitely be trying this one. Thanks! 🙂

  6. tubbytelly says:

    I just ate…but this looks really good.

  7. great easy recipe- im always looking for ideas

  8. This looks good! I like the fact that it does not take that long

  9. Jessica W says:

    Yum! This looks delicious and amazingly easy! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Elizabeth Snow says:

    MMMM that looks so good and really easy to make. I think I am going to make some for dinner tonight

  11. I love easy recipes, thanks for sharing!

  12. Yum, I don’t know why but we haven’t had that for awhile. Probably my low carb thing but we’ll be having it soon. Seeing makes me hungry for it. lol
    Gladys P

  13. Stephanie says:

    im so gonna try this!!

  14. Vickie Couturier says:

    ive been looking for some new dishes to try,an this looks so good,my husband would like this for sure,,im tired of cooking the same food all the time

  15. This looks super easy and delicious I will have to try this.

  16. Just saved this in my recipe tab! This sounds like a recipe that we would love!!

  17. Sandy VanHoey says:

    This looks good. I wish I’d have seen it last night before making spaghetti. I love things with cottage cheese and love even more when it’s easy to make

  18. Thomas Murphy says:

    looks good, thanks for the recipe

  19. Vickie Couturier says:

    I made this an it was so good the grandkids loved it,thanks for sharing it

  20. Thanks so much for this recipe. It really sounds great. Can’t wait to try it.

  21. We like baked ziti thanks for the recipe. Tho sometimes cottage cheese makes my stomach act up I use ricotta cheese instead – either one work well in it. Add that piece of garlic bread on the side too – yum

  22. shelly peterson says:

    I dont make pasta dishes too often but this one sure does look good. I think the kids will really like this.

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