EZ Baked Ziti

This recipe makes a ton of food!  In a household with a 14 and 16 year old boy, not many dinners make it to the fridge to

Baked Ziti

take to work the next day.  This one often gets parceled out over the next week.  I am going to confess an amateur chef mistake I made the first time I ever made this dish.  I didn’t have any wine in the houst at the time, so I just omitted the wine called for in the recipe.  This led to what I can best describe as a crisp dry ziti — so by all means, if you sub out the wine, add in water or something biblical like that!


  • 16 oz box ziti
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 med onion, chopped
  • 16 oz Ricotta cheese
  • 12 slices mozzarella
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 3/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 16 oz jar spaghetti sauce (I use Classico four cheese)


  1. Cook ziti per package directions, drain and set aside
  2. Meanwhile, saute beef with onion and drain.
  3. Mix ziti into onion/beef mixture
  4. Preheat oven to 350°
  5. Beat egg and mix in oregano and garlic powder
  6. In separate bowl combine egg mixture with ricotta cheese, wine and sauce
  7. Combine meat/pasta mixture with sauce mixture in a baking pan; mix thoroughly
  8. Cover top of ziti mixture with sliced mozzarella
  9. Bake uncovered for 1 hour.

1 Comment

  1. […] 17, 2010 7:36 pm Made this tonight for the first time as an accompaniment to Baked Ziti.   The boys gave it a big thumbs up for taste and I second that and add a big thumbs up for ease […]

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