Creamy Baked Ziti

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8 servings, 1-1/2 cups (375 mL) each

Creamy is the key word here, as cream cheese takes a tomato and ziti pasta casserole to a whole new level of pasta deliciousness. Don't forget the double dose of cheese on top - it's the crowning glory on this baked pasta casserole.

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  • Heat oven to 375ºF.
  • Cook pasta in large saucepan as directed on package, omitting salt. Remove from pan; drain. Add pasta sauce, tomatoes and cream cheese to same pan; cook on medium heat 5 min. or until cream cheese is melted and mixture is well blended, stirring frequently. Return pasta to pan; toss to evenly coat.
  • Place half the pasta mixture in 13x9-inch baking dish; cover with layers of 3/4 cup mozzarella and remaining pasta mixture. Top with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan.
  • Bake 20 min. or until heated through.

Make Ahead

This flavourful pasta recipe can be assembled ahead of time. Refrigerate up to 8 hours before baking as directed, increasing the baking time to 30 to 35 min. or until pasta mixture is heated through.


Prepare using penne pasta.


  • 8 servings, 1-1/2 cups (375 mL) each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 8 servings, 1-1/2 cups (375 mL) each
Calories 370
% Daily Value
Total fat 10g
Saturated fat 5g
Cholesterol 30mg
Sodium 480mg
Carbohydrate 54g
Dietary fibre 4g
Sugars 10g
Protein 17g
Vitamin A 15 %DV
Vitamin C 35 %DV
Calcium 20 %DV
Iron 25 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • Kathy5Johnson8 |

    mmm yummy

  • shanoo |

    8 servings!?!?!? I got twelve from it. I made it exactly as called for and got four extra servings. I thought it would be great to have for dinner and then for my boyfriend and I to take to work for lunches this week, but it seems we'll be eating it for dinner, too. Good thing it's so tasty!!

  • |

    My family just loved this recipe! I had a problem finding Ziti pasta.... used the Penne and it was excellent.