Baked Ziti

Baked Ziti

Ultimate Italian Baked Ziti creamy casserole with a homemade meat sauce, super EASY to make and super cheesy (three cheeses!) filling in under an hour.

Course Main Dish, pasta
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Baked Ziti, How to Make Baked Ziti
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 271 kcal
Author Sabrina Snyder


  • 1 pound dry ziti pasta
  • 1 yellow onion , chopped
  • 1 pound ground beef , (85/15)
  • 6 cups Marinara Sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cups mozzarella¬†cheese , shredded
  • 8 slices provolone cheese
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan¬†cheese , shredded


  1. Cook pasta one minute shy of the directions and drain.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Add beef and onions to a large dutch oven and cook until beef is fully cooked on medium high.
  4. Add in marinara sauce and let simmer for 20 minutes on medium heat.

  5. Layer in 9x13 baking dish in order: half the pasta, half the meat sauce, all the sour cream, 1/2 the mozzarella, all of the provolone cheese, the rest of the pasta, the rest of the meat sauce, the rest of the mozzarella and all of the Parmesan cheese.

  6. Bake uncovered, on a baking sheet, for 30 minutes, until golden brown and bubbly.

Nutrition Facts
Baked Ziti
Amount Per Serving
Calories 271 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 975mg 41%
Potassium 617mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 7g
Protein 18g 36%
Vitamin A 19.7%
Vitamin C 11.5%
Calcium 29.1%
Iron 13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.