Cheesy Baked Ziti Recipe

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Indulge in the ultimate comfort food with this Cheesy Baked Ziti recipe for one person. Layers of tender ziti pasta, rich marinara sauce, and creamy, gooey cheeses come together in a single-serving dish that’s perfect for a cozy meal.

Cheesy Baked Ziti Recipe

Prep Time 15 mins Cook Time 25 mins Total Time 40 mins Difficulty: Beginner Servings: 1 Calories: Approximately 600 calories per serving Best Season: Suitable throughout the year



  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Cook the ziti pasta according to package instructions until al dente. Drain the pasta and set it aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked ziti, marinara sauce, ricotta cheese, half of the mozzarella cheese, half of the Parmesan cheese, dried oregano, dried basil, salt, and pepper. Mix until well combined.
  4. Transfer the mixture into a baking dish and spread it out evenly.
  5. Sprinkle the remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheese over the top.
  6. Cover the baking dish with foil and bake for 20 minutes. Then, remove the foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and golden.
  7. Let it cool for a few minutes before serving. Enjoy!


  • You can use any type of short pasta if ziti is not available.
  • Feel free to customize the dish with your favorite vegetables, such as spinach, mushrooms, or bell peppers.
  • To make it even more indulgent, add cooked Italian sausage or ground beef for a hearty twist.

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