No-Boil Ziti


No-Boil Ziti

The best part about this No-Boil Ziti is that you can make everything in one pan! No need to dirty up another dish or pot.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6 servings


  • 3 cups tomato sauce
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 12 oz uncooked ziti noodles
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • Preheat your oven to 400ºF.
  • In a large bowl combine the tomato sauce, water, ricotta cheese, 1 cup of mozzarella, and the uncooked noodles. Pour the mixture into a 13x9-inch baking pan and cover tightly with foil. Bake until noodles are cooked through and mixture is bubbly, about 55 minutes.
  • Remove foil and sprinkle on the remaining mozzarella and parmesan cheese. Bake until cheese is melted, about 5 minutes. Let pasta sit 5 minutes before serving.


Cook 1/2 lb. of ground sausage and add it to the mixture if desired.
Wait about 5-10 minutes before serving to avoid a hot mouth. Ouch!

Perfect Pairing

Serve this Ziti with Oven-Baked Asparagus Fries.