Baked Ziti Casserole

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 5m
Ready In

"I like to make this for company, because you can put it together the day before. In fact, I think it tastes even better that way. Adapted from Coleen Smith's recipe at allrecipesdotcom"

Original recipe yields 10 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (276 g)
  • Calories 612.4
  • Total Fat - 28.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 13.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 84.3 mg
  • Sodium - 1423.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 52.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 6.7 g
  • Sugars - 3.2 g
  • Protein - 36.9 g
  • Calcium - 705.8 mg
  • Iron - 2.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

Grease a large deep casserole dish. I use a 10 x 10 x 4 corningware dish. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, adding salt and olive oil. Cook pasta 8 minutes, it should still be firm. Drain.

Step 2

Meanwhile, remove sausage from casings. Fry sausage, ground beef, onion, and garlic in remaining olive oil over medium high heat until browned. Add spaghetti sauce and reduce heat to low. Add salt if needed.

Step 3

In prepared dish, layer half the cooked pasta, all the provolone, all the sour cream and all the ricotta. Sprinkle a tiny pinch of salt over the ricotta and some fresh ground pepper to taste.

Step 4

Layer all the green onions, half the meat sauce, the remaining pasta, all the mozzarella, the remaining meat sauce and top with parmesan.

Step 5

Bake at 350 degrees for 35-45 minutes or until done. If you made it ahead, take out of fridge 2 hours before you plan to cook it. If it's still chilled, increase cooking time.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.