8 Best Ziti Recipes

8 Best Ziti Recipes

Get out your baking dish and preheat the oven, because we’ve got some ziti recipes you’re going to love. And some take just 30 minutes to whip up!

You know ziti—the tube-shaped pasta rockstar of so many of your favorite cheesy baked pasta creations. You might find it partnered up with a hearty meat sauce of ground beef and Italian sausage or a part of something super cheesy folded up with creamy ricotta cheese and gooey mozzarella cheese. In fact, some of the most memorable comfort foods probably included this iconic Italian pasta baked up in a large casserole dish with some or all of the above!

Still, the beloved tube-shaped noodle is more than just a baked pasta maven. Penne Ziti is an incredible cut capable of scooping up sauces and small ingredients in its smooth, hollow body, so don’t be afraid to try ziti for your next cold pasta salad, creamy macaroni salad or veggie-loaded pasta sauté.

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If you’ve never made a baked ziti of your own, bookmark this easy-to-follow how to. We include step-by-step photos for a no-fail weeknight dinner. With just a few ingredients and super simple instructions, this is one pasta night favorite that will have them asking for seconds.

This ziti recipe is an impressive pasta pastime, combining two classic Italian dishes in one unforgettable recipe. We top off our classic cheesy baked ziti recipe (tomato sauce, melty mozzarella cheese, al dente Penne Ziti noodles) with fried, crispy slices of eggplant and fresh basil. Whether you’re cooking for dinner guests or just the family on a weeknight, this unique baked pasta recipe is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

Is it pizza? Is it pasta? It’s both! If you’ve never had a ziti recipe inspired by your favorite pizza pie, here it is. We load it up with Italian sausage, black olives, pepperoni, bell pepper and onion—along with the baked ziti essentials of tangy tomato sauce and shredded mozzarella cheese. Put down the phone and get to the kitchen: no one will deliver a pizza pasta like this!

Shake up your pasta night routine with this simply, yet satisfying, seafood pasta recipe. We bring together tender artichokes and juicy shrimp in our homestyle tomato sauce with al dente pasta for an out-of-this-world ziti recipe guaranteed to make it on your weeknight dinner rotation.

If you’re dreaming of a creamy chicken pasta easy enough to whip up on a Thursday, this ziti recipe is for you. Ready in a little over 30 minutes, this creamy ziti recipe is an entire meal in one dish—from the sautéed greens to the juicy chicken breasts to the rich cream sauce. We can’t think of a more well-rounded comfort food for a chilly fall evening.

They say you must mind your P’s and Q’s, but we are only thinking about P’s over here: pesto, peppers, peas, Parmesan and pasta! We love this colorful ziti recipe, because it is BIG on flavor, yet easy on prep. Try it as an impressive potluck recipe or an easy weeknight dinner, but whatever you do, try it!

You’re going to make nonna proud with this super simple from-scratch seafood pasta. Starring the one and only San Marzano Tomatoes, this recipe reminds us that quality, simple ingredients really do make for the best Italian meals. This one requires little-to-no grocery shopping on your part. In fact, you probably have most of these ziti recipe ingredients in your pantry right now.

If you only have one ziti recipe saved in your Favorite tab, let it be this easy one-pot pasta recipe. With savory Italian sausage, kale, sweet red pepper, Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses and a from-scratch tomato sauce, this weeknight pasta recipe promises there won’t be a hungry belly at the dinner table. Lighten it up and choose a good quality Italian chicken sausage.