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Three Cheese Baked Ziti

The best three cheese baked ziti recipe for when you don’t feel like cooking! Hardly any prep, and ready to eat in around half an hour. 

baked ziti with melted cheese on top

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I’m craving a hearty plate of pasta but am in no mood to cook it.

That is how this three cheese baked ziti recipe was created!

While most incredible ziti recipes start with a base of fresh herbs and spices, this one is simply the easiest most time efficient way to get a big ole plate of ziti to your table in the least amount of time. 

baked ziti in a white casserole dish

Fancy recipes can be saved for another day, and this baked ziti is perfect for those lazy nights.

How to make three cheese baked ziti

Step one: Cook the ziti to al dente

Step two: mix together the eggs, garlic powder, parsley, and ricotta

Step three: mix the cooked ziti with the pasta sauce

One note here regarding sauce – this can make or break how much you like this recipe. 

I always advise to spring for a good quality pasta sauce with fresh ingredients, so pick your favorite one!

a spoon dishing out a scoop of ziti from the pan

Step four: Add half of the ziti to the casserole dish

Step five: spread the ricotta mixture evenly over the top

Step six: sprinkle on the parmesan cheese

Step seven: add the rest of the ziti

Step eight: sprinkle the top with shredded mozzarella cheese

overhead shot of the baked ziti in the casserole dish

After the ziti is ready to bake, place it in the preheated 425 degree oven.

Bake for 15 – 25 minutes, until nice and bubbly. 

The mozzarella cheese on top should be nice and browned!

scoop of ziti coming out of the dish

What to serve with baked ziti

This ziti would go great with a little side salad and a hearty piece of garlic bread.

Easy dinner that everyone will love, coming right up!

ziti in the pan before serving

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Three Cheese Baked Ziti Recipe

Yield: 8 servings

Three Cheese Baked Ziti

baked ziti in a white casserole dish

Incredibly easy to make three cheese baked ziti is the comfort food of choice for busy nights!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 16 oz ziti pasta
  • 25 oz jar of good quality pasta sauce
  • 15 oz ricotta
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  2. Cook ziti to al dente according to package instructions
  3. In a bowl, mix together eggs, garlic, parsley, and ricotta until combined
  4. Once ziti is cooked, drain well and mix with the pasta sauce
  5. Grease a casserole dish with cooking spray and add half of the ziti/sauce mixture
  6. Spread out the ricotta mixture in an even layer over the ziti
  7. Sprinkle on the parmesan
  8. Add the rest of the ziti on top
  9. Sprinkle mozzarella over the top
  10. Bake at 425 degrees for 15 - 25 minutes, until browned and bubbly (check often towards the end to avoid burning)
  11. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 314Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 96mgSodium: 1016mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 3gSugar: 7gProtein: 20g

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