Amazing Baked Ziti

It's been a while since we shared a recipe with you. If you're looking for something that is not only delicious but is also easy to make, then I suggest trying our amazing baked ziti. I have always enjoyed making baked ziti because in my opinion it's so much more easier than lasagna. While this one only includes 2 different cheeses, you can add as much as you want. There are days when I've added up to 6 different cheeses in my recipe. This one also includes mushrooms but that is also optional for you. If you've never made a baked ziti before, then I would suggest giving this one a try. You'll love it!

Here is what you'll need:


1 box ziti pasta (or pasta of choice)

1 lb ground beef

1 container of mushrooms

1 jar marinara sauce

2 C shredded mozzarella

1 C shredded parmesan

½ tsp onion powder

½ tsp garlic powder

1 tsp salt


First start by slicing the mushrooms and preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Brown ground beef in a large skillet until fully cooked.

Add in the onion powder, salt and garlic powder. While that is cooking, cook your pasta as directed on the box.

Once your meat is finished, drain the fat and add in sliced mushrooms. Cook until mushrooms are slightly cooked.

It's now time to add in your marinara sauce to the ground beef/mushroom mixture. Mix well.

Add in ½ C shredded parmesan cheese and ½ C shredded mozzarella and mix well. If you want to add extra cheese you can.

Add in your drained cooked pasta to the mixture.

Once it is all mixed together pour into a 9x12 baking dish.

Spread remaining parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese (and also the other cheeses you decide to use) on top of the pasta mixture.

Put in oven and cook until top is bubbly and slightly brown. Enjoy!


  1. Yummy! I'll have to try this! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I love, love, love baked ziti. I haven't ever put mushrooms in mine, but now I must do that next time! Thanks for the great recipe!

  3. Thank you for this! Baked Ziti is a favorite at our house - I enjoy trying a variety of ziti recipes!

  4. This is just the kind of recipe my family likes to have for dinner. My favorite thing about it (beside all of that cheese, yum!) is that it's something everyone in the house is happy to eat. That is def. not always the case with dinner choices around here. ;) Yours looks really tasty good great!

  5. Mm.. the photos! I don't eat a lot of pasta, but not for any gluten reasons. It just fills me up a lot so I get picky about what recipes I'll eat. This is one I'd love! Baked ziti - can it ever be wrong?

  6. OM Gosh this looks amazing. I love pasta and I am certainly going to be trying this recipe out. You have made me hungry :-)

  7. My whole family loves baked ziti. It's one of the few things the kids would always eat when they were younger.

  8. Baked ziti is my daughters all time favorite recipe. She loved it growing up and continues to make it for her husband.

  9. Just last week I was saying to myself, it's been a long time since I've made baked ziti. My family loves baked ziti. I don't make it enough!

  10. Mmmmm, this looks and sounds so good!!!

    I totally want to give this a try.

    Thanks so much for sharing my friend! I hope you had a lovely weekend.

  11. This does look amazing! I especially love the mushroom part but only my oldest would eat that with me then. lol

  12. I do love baked zityi and didn't realize how simple it actually is to make! I could 1/2 the recipe (since I'm single) and then save the left over for another day. Everyone knows pasta is always just as good the day after!

  13. I love the idea of incorporating mushroom. I usually put spinach with my baked ziti.

  14. Yum! I love Ziti. This looks very delicious. I may have to try out your recipe sometime and see how it is. It sure looks tasty.

  15. We love baked ziti, and this looks delicious! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty - We hope to see you again next week.
    Life With Lorelai

  16. Yum! This looks and sounds delicious! Baked ziti is one of our staples in my house. I love that it is a quick and tasty dinner that everyone can enjoy!

  17. Baked ziti is one of my faves. I don't make it very often because my husband is a noodle snob and their are just some shapes he refuses to eat. I think its really silly.

  18. This looks yummy but I wonder have you cooked it without the meat. I am looking for recipes for lent and this looks and sounds like it would be a good one.