Baked Ziti with Marinara and Three Cheeses

  • 35 mins
  • 6 ingredients


  • 1 pound ziti pasta
  • 1/2 lb of ricotta cheese
  • 4 cups marinara sauce, bottled or homemade
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
This baked pasta dish with savory sweet marinara, mozzarella, ricotta and Parmesan.


  • Cook the ziti according to package directions.
  • In a large sauce pan bring marinara sauce to a boil.
  • Remove from heat and reserve 2 cups of sauce and set aside.
  • Add the ricotta and cooked ziti to the sauce remaining in the pan.
  • Mix well and simmer until ingredients are thoroughly heated through.
  • Spoon the mixture into a greased heatproof casserole dish.
  • Pour the reserved sauce over the mixture and top with mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.
  • Place dish under a hot broiler until cheese is melted and bubbly.
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