Easy, Cheesy and absolutely delicious, this hearty Ziti Bake with Meatballs is a great recipe to start with, jump off and make your own or just enjoy it exactly as is!

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Looking for more delicious recipes using Ziti? Try this Easy Creamy Chicken Ziti, Creamy Shrimp Avocado Bacon Ziti, Southwestern Spicy Chicken Ziti.

This cheesy Ziti Bake with Meatballs recipe is the perfect busy weeknight meal!

It’s a budget friendly, delicious and easy recipe that your family will love.

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What can I serve with this Ziti Bake with Meatballs?

There are lots of thing that go really well with this dish, but we especially enjoy serving it with a salad, like spinach salad or roasted veggies.

It also pairs well with rolls or garlic bread. This makes a super simple meal.

Sonic Ocean Water is a fun drink to serve with this too! Or if it’s adults only this Berry Basil Moscow Mule is a good choice.

And if you’re looking for a great dessert to pair it with, for the kiddo’s this fun Kool Aid Cake or Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake.

Baked Ziti with Meatballs in Baking Dish

Last year I ended the challenge with my delicious Zesty Roasted Chicken and Potato Dinner. An easy, fabulous weeknight dinner that my whole family loves.

I really hope you have found some great recipes this month here on Daily Dish Recipes.

I had so much fun with this challenge and I know I will be doing it again next year. Hope you enjoy!

Baked Ziti with Meatballs messy shot in baking dish

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Ziti Bake with Meatballs

Nicole Cook
Easy, Cheesy and DELICIOUS!
4.47 from 28 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 864 kcal


  • 32 ounces frozen meatballs thawed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ¼ cup onion finely chopped
  • 24 ounces spaghetti sauce
  • 1 teaspoons oregano finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoons italian parsley finely chopped
  • 16 ounces ziti pasta cooked & drained
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese shredded
  • Parmesan cheese if desired
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large pan on the stove, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and the onion and saute for about 2 minutes.
  • Stir in the spaghetti sauce, oregano and parsley and heat until hot. (about 5 minutes).
  • Add the meatballs (thawed) to your sauce.
  • Turn the heat down to low, and allow the sauce to simmer for about 5 minutes.
  • When heated through, add the sauce to the noodles.
  • Pour everything into a 9×13 baking dish. Stir the shredded mozzarella cheese into the sauce and noodles. Sprinkle with Parmesan.
  • Bake at 350 for about 15 minutes or until heated through.
  • When serving, sprinkle with extra Parmesan and extra mozzarella cheese.


Calories: 864kcalCarbohydrates: 64gProtein: 45gFat: 47gSaturated Fat: 18gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 138mgSodium: 861mgPotassium: 986mgFiber: 4gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 761IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 250mgIron: 4mg
Keyword easy pasta recipes
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    1. Oh my goodness Thelma, you just made my day. I know I didn’t keep up well towards the end, and probably don’t deserve the honor, but I truly AM honored that I am one of your favorites in the challenge. Thank you hon!

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