Friday, May 13, 2011

Baked Ziti

When you go to a restaurant and order baked ziti, it usually comes with just sauce and mozzarella cheese. My mom-in-law used rotini pasta instead of the traditional ziti shaped pasta. She liked the way the cheese “hugged” the rotini shaped pasta. You can use different types of pasta and I have but my favorite is the rotini. She also added ricotta cheese. It’s one of my family’s favorite and I hope you enjoy.


Rotini (1 box)
Ricotta cheese (2 lb)
Mozzarella cheese (@ 3 cups)
Parmesan cheese
Salt, pepper, garlic powder, parsley
Egg (1)
Meatballs & sausage (cut up)


You can view my sauce recipe by clicking here.
You can view my meatball & sausage recipe by clicking here.

Helpful hints:

You don’t need to use meatballs & sausage; you can use ground beef & pork to simplify your dish. If you make this dish the day before then it will take longer to cook (45 minutes to 1 hour). You can check it by putting a knife in the center of the dish. If the knife comes out warm then your dish is done.

© Nadine Zawacki 2011


  1. Mmmm-mmmmm Good! What's for dinner? Let's go with Nadine's Baked Ziti (Rotini) Recipe. It's so yummy. Thank you. Nadine, you sure do have fun in the kitchen. 8-) <3 Donna

  2. I haven't been around the blogs for a bit but I always check your cooking page out. Anyway you are a sweetheart and I am really enjoying this blog. I love that you do it in video. You were made for this. I just copied this recipe but whenever I make something of yours the kids chuckle because I bring your page up and pause the video along every step of the way as I'm cooking. Yes it helps and the recipes come out just as you present them. I am a visual person so this I am loving.

  3. Thank you Christina. I'm glad you are finding the videos so helpful. I wanted to make it easy to follow. I don't do recipes by measurement so this is an easy way to share.