Baked Ziti Casserole Easy Vegetarian Dinner Recipe

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Baked ziti is one of my favorite easy vegetarian dinner recipes of all time. It takes just a few minutes to throw together into a dish and toss into the oven. In about half an hour, dinner is ready! Even better, with a smaller family, there are almost always leftovers for lunch the next day. For larger families, this is a cheap meal that’s super simple to stretch even further just by doubling the recipe. My grandmother used to make baked ziti to feed our massive Italian family during parties.

Check out our video tutorial, then read on for how to make this insanely simple dinner recipe. When you’re done, print out the recipe card so you can whip it up whenever you want!

 

Baked Ziti Casserole Easy Vegetarian Dinner Recipe

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Ingredients:

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  • 1 box ziti pasta (around 3 cups)
  • 1 jar marinara saucebaked-ziti-easy-vegetarian-dinner-recipe
  • 1 small tub ricotta cheese
  • 1 package mozzarella cheese (around 2 cups)
  • garlic, oregano, and any optional spices

How to make it:

  1. Cook pasta, drain, then pour in casserole dish.
  2. Mix ricotta with half of the mozzarella cheese and spices.
  3. Combine ricotta mix with pasta, add marinara sauce, then mix that.
  4. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese
  5. Bake at 375 for 30 minutes

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Need an easy vegetarian dinner recipe? Try this baked ziti! Make enough for a small family & have leftovers, or feed a crowd on a budget!
Ziti pasta dish
Ingredients
  • 1 box ziti pasta around 3 cups
  • 1 jar marinara sauce
  • 1 small tub ricotta cheese
  • 1 package mozzarella cheese around 2 cups
  • garlic oregano, and any optional spices
Instructions
  1. Cook pasta, drain, then pour in casserole dish.
  2. Mix ricotta with half of the mozzarella cheese and spices.
  3. Combine ricotta mix with pasta, add marinara sauce, then mix that.
  4. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese
  5. Bake at 375 for 30 minutes

I love to sprinkly my baked ziti with plenty of Parmesan cheese, so you might want to add some of that to the dinner table. I know, there’s already plenty of cheese in it, but honestly, I add Parm to just about everything! You can never have too much cheesy goodness! This recipe pairs perfect with a side salad. My gran would always make up a huge bowl of salad and put it on the table, along with some fresh bread. That’s really it! The ziti itself was filling enough that we didn’t need a ton of sides!

Looking for some other easy vegetarian dinner recipes for the rest of the week? Check out a few two more of my favorites!

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This Taco Skillet Recipe is a delicious meatless spin on taco Tuesday!

 

Looking for a delicious & healthy easy vegetarian recipe that will feed a hungry crowd? Try this yummy eggplant lasagna recipe!Another yummy Italian classic like grandma used to make, this Eggplant Lasagna Recipe! is so filling and delicious! Don’t forget the garlic bread!

Do you have a favorite vegetarian dinner recipe that you love to serve your hungry crowd? Share in the comments!

19 thoughts on “Baked Ziti Casserole Easy Vegetarian Dinner Recipe”

  1. That looks really delicious. It is something way better and different than the everyday spaghetti dish. I would love to try this.

  2. Jeanine @ sixtimemommy.com

    Wow does that ever look tasty. I have yet to make baked ziti but I know my kids would love this. I will have to make it for them sometime!

  3. Melissa Chapman

    we are vegetarians so this is the kind of baked ziti we make at least once a week- we also love vegetarian chili and pasta primavera! Thanks for sharing your version!

  4. My kids love eating any pasta dish. We’ll have to put this on the menu and try it out. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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