Nate’s - Lunch/Dinner

Easy Baked Ziti

8 servings


45 minutes

total time


1 pound Italian sausage

1 small onion (diced)

28 ounces pasta sauce (or marinara sauce)

14 ounces diced tomatoes (undrained)

2 teaspoons Italian seasoning

½ cup water

16 ounces ziti

15 ounces ricotta cheese

2 tablespoons fresh parsley

1 egg

2 cups mozzarella cheese (shredded)

¼ cup Parmesan cheese (shredded)


Preheat oven to 375°F

Brown ground sausage and onion breaking up until the sausage is fairly fine. Drain any fat.

Add in Italian seasoning, water, tomatoes and pasta sauce. Simmer 10-15 minutes or until thickened.

Meanwhile, boil ziti in salted water until al dente. Drain and rinse.

In a small bowl, mix ricotta, egg, parsley, 1 cup mozzarella cheese, and parmesan cheese.

Add a thin layer (about 1 cup) of sauce to the bottom of a greased 9x13 pan. Layer half of the ziti, top with all of the ricotta mixture, and half of the sauce.

Add remaining ziti, remaining sauce, and top with remaining mozzarella cheese.

Bake 25-30 minutes or until golden and bubbly.


Serving Size



598 kcal

Total Fat

27 g

Saturated Fat

11 g

Unsaturated Fat


Trans Fat



97 mg


1257 mg

Total Carbohydrate

54 g

Dietary Fiber

4 g

Total Sugars

8 g


34 g

8 servings


45 minutes

total time
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