Cheesy Ziti Bake

Cheesy Ziti Bake - a simple and delicious dinner recipe filled with a cream cheese and tomato sauce topped with cheese! YUM!

PASTA IS THE BEST!!

Every Tuesday night is Pasta Night at our house. We have so many “go to” pasta dishes that we love, but I’m always anxious to try new ones because you really can’t go wrong with pasta and cheese, right?! I have a few Italian dishes I’ll be sharing over the next few months (yes, I already have them made and scheduled out) so be prepared to find some new dinner recipes that you can add to the meal rotation. 😉

There are two reasons we make pasta so often. The first reason is they’re usually SUPER EASY!! It’s usually a matter of boiling pasta and making some yummy sauce to mix it with. The second reason is ALL my kids love Pasta!! With five kids, it’s not always super easy to find a dish that everyone loves so you better believe I’m going to keep making pasta each week.

Today’s recipe is for a Cheesy Ziti Bake. The sauce is so flavorful and creamy (it has cream cheese) so you better believe it’s super yummy!! It’s also topped with a delicious layer of cheese which is the best way to top off any recipe!! Serve with your favorite homemade rolls and veggies and you have a great dinner meal.

Here is the recipe:

Cheesy Ziti Bake - a simple and delicious dinner recipe filled with a cream cheese and tomato sauce topped with cheese! YUM!

Cook your ziti.

Cheesy Ziti Bake - a simple and delicious dinner recipe filled with a cream cheese and tomato sauce topped with cheese! YUM!

Cheesy Ziti Bake - a simple and delicious dinner recipe filled with a cream cheese and tomato sauce topped with cheese! YUM!

Cheesy Ziti Bake - a simple and delicious dinner recipe filled with a cream cheese and tomato sauce topped with cheese! YUM!

So cheesy!!

Cheesy Ziti Bake - a simple and delicious dinner recipe filled with a cream cheese and tomato sauce topped with cheese! YUM!

This Cheesy Ziti Bake is so simple and delicious!! I think next time I’ll try and sneak in some zucchini too. I think that would be a great addition. Don’t you?

For more delicious Pasta dishes, check out these other favorites:

Cheesy Ziti Bake Recipe

4.5 from 2 votes
Cheesy Ziti Bake - a simple and delicious dinner recipe filled with a cream cheese and tomato sauce topped with cheese! YUM!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 3437 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 16 oz ziti pasta uncooked
  • 24 oz traditional Ragu
  • 14.5 oz tomatoes diced
  • 5 oz cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese shredded, divided
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • dried basil

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta as directed on package in a large pot. Remove pasta.

  2. Preheat oven to 375.
  3. Add pasta sauce, tomatoes and cream cheese to large pot and cook until well blended and cream cheese is melted.
  4. Add pasta back to pan and mix well.
  5. Layer half the pasta into a greased 9x13 pan.
  6. Top with sour cream, 1 cup Mozzarella cheese.
  7. Layer on the last of the pasta. Top with ½ cup Mozzarella cheese, grated Parmesan cheese and parsley.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes.
Cheesy Ziti Bake - a simple and delicious dinner recipe filled with a cream cheese and tomato sauce topped with cheese! YUM!

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My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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      1. If I were to use ground beef in this recipe would I add the tomato sauce, tomatoes, and cream cheese to it (after browning ofcourse) then mix in the pasta?

  1. Hi Kristyn

    I have a question for you!!! LOVE your recipes……I want to make these above pasta dishes…
    I would be making them ahead of time,now do you think they would freeze ok or even make them a day before and refrigerate??
    We have a four day family reunion with about 30ish hungry people. I am always looking for fun,easy and affortable menu options.
    Keep your awesome recipes coming.
    Steph

  2. Could you do a recipe section of your tried and true recipes? Most recipes are sponsored by, for example “Ragu”. Not hating because everyone has to make a living, but just want to know which recipes are actually YOUR recipes that you like and use all the time. Not recipes you are forced to throw together in the name of sponsorship.

    1. I have tried all my recipes, just maybe not all the ones from guest posts or contributors. I wouldn’t want to share my own recipes, if I haven’t even tried them. Only want to share the best 🙂