Baked ziti

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Baked ziti
Baked Ziti (cropped).jpg
Baked ziti with tomato sauce and cheese
Alternative names baked Pasta
Course Casserole
Place of origin Italy
Region or state Northern
Main ingredients Ziti pasta, sauce (tomatoes, cheese)
Cookbook: Baked ziti  Media: Baked ziti

Baked ziti is a baked casserole dish made with ziti macaroni and sauce characteristic of Italian-American cuisine. It is similar to pasta al forno.

In many recipes, the ziti are first cooked separately while a tomato and cheese sauce is prepared, which may include meat, sausage, mushrooms, peppers, onions, and more. The cooked and drained ziti are then combined with the cooked sauce, which may be layered with additional varieties of cheeses, baked in the oven, and served hot.

Baked ziti has been characterized as a dish that "has remained a standby for generations" in Italian-American homes and restaurants.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Saveur New American Comfort Food. 
  • Berchielli, Joan. Lidia's Italy in America.