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Healthy Baked Ziti

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Healthy Baked Ziti
Servings: 4 people


  • 1 pound Ziti or your Favorite pasta
  • 1 32 ounce jar Ragu Pasta sauce
  • 2 cups mozzarella
  • 1 15 ounce container Ricotta Cheese


  • Bring a pot of water to a boil and turn on the oven to 375.
  • Once the water is boiling toss in the pasta (Directions on the box), I like to leave my pasta a little al-dente because the oven is going to continue cooking the pasta once the dish is made.
  • Use a 8X8 baking dish.
  • Once the pasta has cooked to al-dente drain the pasta.
  • Put a layer of sauce on the bottom of the pan to help keep it saucy and the ziti from drying out .
  • Next place a layer of pasta, I like to eyeball this. Make sure it covers the bottom but not to crowded so about half of the bag of pasta you are cooking.
  • Then put a layer of cheese. I did half the container of ricotta and a cup of mozzarella cheese.
  • Repeat add sauce on top of the cheese, enough to cover the cheese.
  • Add then add the rest of the pasta.
  • Next we will add the remaining sauce.
  • Finally top the rest of the cheese. Put the ricotta first then the mozzarella.
  • Place in the oven for 20 minutes.