Recipe: 3 Cheese Easy Baked Ziti

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Three Cheese Baked Ziti Recipe

Calling all cheese lovers! This three cheese baked ziti dish one of my favorite recipes to gift to new moms or anyone who might need a meal. It freezes well and makes enough for two 8×8 inch baking dishes. You can keep one for dinner and give the other one away or freeze it for later. Feel free to throw in a cup of spinach or kale to get in those greens. You could even add a cup of butternut squash puree to the recipe to sneak in some veggies for the kiddos. 


1lb ziti
15 oz ricotta cheese
5 cups marinara sauce
4 cups shredded mozzarella, divided (1 cup for topping)
1 cup shredded parmesan, divided (1/2 cup for topping)
2 tbsp Italian seasoning

2 – 8×8 baking dishes


Step 1: Boil the ziti, al dente, according to the directions on the package. Drain and set aside. 

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Step 2: Mix 15oz ricotta cheese, 5 cups marinara sauce, 3 cups mozzarella, 1/2 cup parmesan and 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning. 

Step 3: Combine the ziti pasta with the cheese and marinara sauce mixture. Divide between 2 greased 8×8 baking dishes. 

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Step 4: Combine the remaining 1 cup mozzarella and 1/2 cup parmesan and sprinkle on top of the pasta in the baking dishes. 

Step 5: Freeze, gift or bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees. Enjoy!

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Hi, I'm Vanessa!

Welcome to See Vanessa Craft! I’m Vanessa, an MSSW and mom of two in Arizona, and I’m happy you’re here to get inspired with me. It’s my mission in life to spread creativity through crafts, recipes, travel and more in order to live a life well lived.