You Can’t Go Wrong With Homemade Baked Ziti

There’s nothing like freshly baked ziti for dinner, and with this recipe, it’ll be done in a snap.


  • 1 pound of ziti
  • 1 onion
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh rosemary or basil
  • 1 tablespoon of Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
  • 32 oz of homemade or storebought marinara sauce
  • 1/2 pound of mozzarella, shredded or otherwise
  • 1 cup of ricotta
  • 1 cup of parmesan or pecorino cheese
  • Olive oil


  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil, salt it generously, and cook the ziti 1-2 minutes shy of the package directions.
  2. Drain the pasta, toss in olive oil, and leave to the side.
  3. Chop up the onion and garlic.
  4. Heat up olive oil in a pan, add in the onion and cook until translucent. Add in the garlic for 1 minute.
  5. Pour the marinara sauce in along with the herbs and spices and cook until simmering.
  6. Put a layer of the sauce at the bottom of a casserole dish and put a little ricotta on top. Then, put the pasta over that, stir to coat the pasta, then put more cheese on. Continue with the remaining cheese, sauce, and pasta.
  7. Put the mozzarella and parm or pecorino on the top, bake at 350 F for 20 minutes or until the top is browned, and serve!