cheesy Baked Ziti

Cheesy Baked Ziti

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It’s always a good time to serve comfort food! This recipe tops the charts thanks to the Newman’s Own Marinara Sauce.

Hearty and crave worthy, this one will have everyone asking for more! Serve with a fresh salad and crusty garlic bread.

Serves: 8

Prep Time 15 min

Cook Time 30 min

Print Recipe


  • 1 box ziti or rigatoni pasta
  • 1 carton whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 1 pound shredded part skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan/Romano cheese mixture plus extra for topping
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp each dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • dash dried thyme
  • fresh ground pepper and salt to taste
  • 3-4 cups Newman’s Own® Marinara Sauce, plus extra for passing



Boil pasta until just barely al dente. Drain and rinse. In a large bowl, mix cheeses, egg and herbs. Stir in pasta and enough sauce to bind it all together (about 2 cups or more according to your taste).


In a 13 x 9 baking dish, spoon 1/2 cup pasta sauce in bottom and spread to coat bottom of pan. Scoop pasta and cheese mixture into prepared pan, top with another 1/2 cup sauce and parmesan cheese.


Cover and bake at 350 for 20 minutes till heated through, remove cover and heat another 10 minutes or until bubbly around edges. Remove and let sit 10 minutes.


Serve with additional sauce, salad and garlic breadsticks.

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