There are some easy Italian recipes for Baked Ziti, but going the easy way leads to a dry and bland result! Sure, this 'easy' dinner recipe has a lot of steps - we'll be making 2 different kinds of homemade sauce – but none of those steps are difficult, and after the first few attempts you'll be able to turn this out in no time at all! The key to the great taste of this Baked Ziti recipe is in the sauce! We use two different kinds of canned tomatoes for the Tomato Sauce, as well!
Looking for a way to use up that leftover Tomato Sauce you made the other day? What better way than to try this ziti recipe! You can use canned sauce, but homemade is always better! Hope you enjoy this recipe! My kids practically grew up on it
We know ricotta is a traditional addition, but it has a tendency to get dry and grainy when baked. Our update uses a creamy Parmesan béchamel, in addition to a tangy tomato sauce, which together make for a super flavorful finished dish—that won’t dry out in the oven.
Best Ziti I have ever made! Added a chopped onion and minced garlic to the sausage, and pepperoni for the husband. Also increased the Italian seasoning to the ricotta. Excellent for a potluck or get well/bereavement meal.