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No Boil Baked Ziti

No Boil Baked Ziti

  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 55 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: Serves 4
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian


This 5 ingredient no-boil baked ziti recipe is cheesy and delicious! You can have this in the oven in 5 minutes, so it’s a great recipe for busy days!


Units Scale
  • 8oz ziti or penne pasta
  • 1 24oz jar marinara sauce
  • 4oz fresh mozzarella cheese, torn into pieces (or about 1 cup shredded)
  • 8oz whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 1oz shredded Parmesan cheese



  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Spray a 8×8 casserole dish with non-stick spray. Spray a sheet of aluminum foil with non-stick spray and set aside.
  3. Combine the pasta and sauce in the baking dish. Stir to ensure the pasta is completely submerged in the sauce.
  4. Stir in half of the mozzarella cheese.
  5. Dollop the ricotta all over the pan.
  6. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan.
  7. Cover tightly with the prepared aluminum foil and bake for 45 minutes. (For chickpea pasta, bake for 30 minutes.)
  8. Uncover and continue to bake for 10-15 minutes or until pasta is al dente. (For chickpea pasta, bake for 5-10 minutes.)

Keywords: no boil baked ziti