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baked ziti in white casserole dish

Cheesy Bacon Baked Ziti

  • Author: The Happier Homemaker
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 35 mins
  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • Yield: 16 1x
  • Category: dinner
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: italian


This five ingredient Cheesy Bacon Baked Ziti recipe is perfect for those busy weeknight dinners. Simply assemble and pop in the oven for a family friendly meal in under an hour!


Units Scale
  • 25 oz spaghetti sauce
  • 1 lb ziti
  • 2 lb bacon
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare ziti according to package instructions.
  3. Chop bacon into 1" pieces and cook in a large skillet until just crispy.
  4. Use a slotted spoon to remove bacon to a paper towel lined plate.
  5. In a 9 by 13 casserole dish combine ziti, pasta sauce, bacon, and half of the mozzarella cheese.
  6. Pat slightly to pack pasta together then top with the remaining mozzarella and parmesan cheeses.
  7. Bake for 35 minutes or until golden.
  8. Serve immediately.

Keywords: baked ziti

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