Baked Ziti is a classic comfort food, and there are myriad ways to make it. We’ve rounded up 25 recipes for baked ziti, with a variety of meats, cheeses, and ways to prepare it.
Pasta, tomato sauce, and cheese—what can go wrong? Baked Ziti is a mainstay in many families for good reason: it’s simple to make, and everyone loves it.
Below you’ll find 25 recipes for baked ziti, including classic recipes, no-boil recipes, meatless recipes, instant pot and slow cooker recipes, special diet recipes, and even recipes without tomato sauce.
These recipes were sourced from some of the best food bloggers in the business. I hope you enjoy them!
- Classic recipes
- Easy Baked Ziti (Freezer Friendly)
- Baked Ziti with Meatballs
- Baked Ziti with Ground Beef
- Baked Ziti with Sausage
- Baked Ziti with Cream Cheese
- Baked Ziti with Pepperoni
- Baked Ziti with Peppers, Onions, and Mushrooms
- No-boil recipes
- One-Skillet Baked Ziti
- No-Boil Baked Ziti with Ricotta
- No-Boil Baked Ziti with Sour Cream
- Slow cooker and Instant Pot recipes
- Slow Cooker Baked Ziti
- Instant Pot Baked Ziti
- Instant Pot Creamy Baked Ziti
- Meatless recipes
- Baked Ziti with Spinach
- Cheesy Baked Ziti
- Meatless Baked Ziti
- Vegetarian Baked Ziti
- Special diet recipes
- Gluten-Free Baked Ziti
- Vegan Baked Ziti
- Baked Ziti with Hidden Veggies
- Healthy Baked Ziti
- Vegan and Gluten Free Baked Ziti
- Recipes with no tomato sauce
- Baked Ziti Alfredo
- Neapolitan Baked Ziti
- French Onion Pasta Bake
- 💬 Reviews
Easy Baked Ziti (Freezer Friendly)
This easy recipe has just 6 ingredients, and you can make it ahead and freeze it. It’s meaty, cheesy, and the perfect comfort food!
Baked Ziti with Meatballs
Homemade meatballs jazz up this extra cheesy recipe, made with parmesan, ricotta, and mozzarella cheese.
Baked Ziti with Ground Beef
This ziti is extra creamy, thanks to the sour cream, provolone, and mozzarella. Ground beef makes it a hearty, comfort food meal!
Baked Ziti with Sausage
This baked ziti recipe is packed with Italian sausage, cream cheese, and mozzarella, and topped with croutons for crunch.
Baked Ziti with Cream Cheese
With just 6 ingredients, this ziti recipe is great for a weeknight. The cream cheese makes it extra creamy.
Baked Ziti with Pepperoni
Fire roasted tomatoes and pepperoni amp up the flavor of this classic pasta bake.
One-Skillet Baked Ziti
There’s no need to boil the noodles with this ground beef and ziti recipe, made entirely in one skillet.
No-Boil Baked Ziti with Ricotta
This creamy dish is made with ricotta, mozzarella, and half-and-half. No need to boil the noodles—just layer everything and bake!
Slow cooker and Instant Pot recipes
Slow Cooker Baked Ziti
With sausage, peppers, and onions, this baked ziti recipes is packed with flavor. And, you can make it in the crockpot!
Baked Ziti with Spinach
You won’t miss the meat with this hearty baked ziti, packed with 4 cups of baby spinach.
Cheesy Baked Ziti
Ricotta, mozzarella, and parmesan come together in this classic ziti recipe with no meat.
Meatless Baked Ziti
Pecorino Romano gives this ziti dish an extra depth of flavor. Along with the ricotta and mozzarella, it makes this dish pure cheesy comfort food.
Special diet recipes
Gluten-Free Baked Ziti
This classic recipe with ground beef and ricotta uses gluten-free pasta as its base.
Vegan Baked Ziti
With a few simple swaps, this recipe turns the traditional dish into a hearty vegan main course.
Baked Ziti with Hidden Veggies
Zucchini, spinach, and mushrooms are all packed into this lighter spin on baked ziti, complete with ground turkey and low-fat cheeses.
Healthy Baked Ziti
This lightened-up ziti is 21 Day Fix approved and gluten-free. And, you can make it in the Instant Pot to save time!
Recipes with no tomato sauce
Baked Ziti Alfredo
This recipe uses a shortcut of jarred alfredo sauce to make a rich and creamy baked pasta dish.
Neapolitan Baked Ziti
Mozzarella, ham, and ziti are tossed in a creamy béchamel sauce and topped with crispy breadcrumbs for this decadent twist on baked ziti.