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Quick and Easy Baked Ziti

Quick and Easy Baked Ziti

Cook Time:
35-40 minutes
Main Dish

This delicious Baked Ziti recipe is quick and easy and sure to become a fast favourite in your recipe book.


1 pound ground beef, browned and drained
4 cups (about 32 oz jar) chunky garden-style pasta sauce
1 tablespoon italianseasoning, divided
1 package (16 oz.) ziti pasta, cooked and drained
1 package (8 oz.) shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
1 container (15 oz.) ricotta cheese or cottage cheese
1 egg
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese, divided
Reynolds Kitchens® Unbleached Parchment Paper (or Reynolds Kitchens® Parchment Paper with SmartGrid®)


Step 1

PREHEAT oven to 350°F. Line a baking pan with Reynolds Kitchens® Unbleached Parchment Paper.

Step 2

COMBINE ground beef, pasta sauce and 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning. Stir pasta into meat sauce; spread half of mixture evenly in parchment-lined pan. Top with half of Mozzarella cheese.

Step 3

COMBINE ricotta cheese, egg, 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese and remaining Italian seasoning; spread over Mozzarella cheese in pan. Spread remaining pasta mixture over ricotta cheese mixture. Sprinkle with remaining Mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.

Step 4

BAKE 35 to 40 minutes or until hot and cheese is golden brown. Let stand minutes before serving.