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Quick and Easy Baked Ziti

  • Cook Time: 35 - 40 minutes
  • Course: Main Dish

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

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Reynolds Kitchens® Unbleached Parchment Paper not only makes meal prep easy, but it's also totally chlorine free and made from 75% unbleached fibers.


  • 1 pound ground beef, browned and drained
  • 4 cups (about 32 oz jar) chunky garden-style pasta sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning, 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


Step 1

PREHEAT oven to 350°F. Line a 13x9x2-inch 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 to minutes or until hot and cheese is golden brown. Let stand minutes before serving.

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