Keeping it Simple: 5 Cheese Baked Ziti Pasta Recipe with Homestyle Sauce

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

5 Cheese Baked Ziti Pasta Recipe with Homestyle Sauce


At our house, we are huge fans of pasta.  It's by far our favorite kind of food, everyone loves it and eats it so well.  The best part about pasta is that there is so many varieties so my family doesn't just get sick and bored of one dish.  And I love of times I can take one dish and change it up a little bit and it's like a whole new meal that I know my family will love!  Our favorite kind of sauce is definitely the traditional spaghetti sauce so when I found out that Ragu came out with a new line of Homestyle sauces, I was super excited about trying them out! They are thicker and heartier and they taste like homemade sauce! The taste and the texture of it brought me back to when I was growing up and the homemade sauce that my mom made for spaghetti, it was so good!  I picked up a bottle of the new sauce and made a 5 cheese baked ziti with it and it was sooooo good.  My whole family loved it and it was so easy to make!  We will definitely be making this dish lots!



This is what you'll need:
1 bottle of Ragu Homestyle Sauce
1 package of ziti noodles
1 cup Italian blend cheese
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
2/3 of the small container of cottage cheese
2/3 of the small container of ricotta cheese
1/2 tbs parsley
1/2 tbs oregano
1/2 tbs basil
1/2 tbs Italian seasoning
salt and pepper to taste


1) Cook pasta according to the instructions on the package 
2) Mix all of the ingredients except mozzarella cheese in a bowl. 

3) Put a layer of sauce onto the bottom of a casserole dish.  Add 1/2 of cooked noodles. Add all of the cheese mixture onto the noodles.  Then add the rest noodles.  Add the sauce onto the top and then sprinkle with the mozzarella cheese. 

4) Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.


And that's it!  It's super easy to make and oh so yummy!!  Add some cheesy garlic bread or homemade bread sticks and it makes for a great meal. 

The new  Ragu Homestyle sauce is amazing and tastes soooo good.  I am going to be going back to the store and stocking up on it!



Make sure you check out Ragu's website for recipes and inspiration! 

36 comments:

Nora@SunnyDaysWithMyLoves said...

Looks delicious!

Mary Hunnicutt said...

I love baked ziti, so I will have to try this one with 5 cheeses. The new Homestyle Roasted Garlic sauce sounds good!

Dollie said...

I would try the Roasted Garlic Parmesan Cheese Sauce, love a good alfredo (and Garlic is a must in any of my Italian cooking :) )

Kayley said...

I'm interested in trying their Light Parmesan Alfredo sauce.

BellaMia said...

Looks delicious and I am making it tonight! Thanks for the recipe!

Jeanie Create & Babble said...

I love baked ziti and yours looks amazing!

Lisa Breece said...

I'd like to try think and hearty roasted garlic.

Claire @ A Little Claireification said...

That looks delicious! I want to try the Roasted Garlic!!

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

I love baked pasta dishes - this one looks so good!

Jenna LaFevor said...

My kids would annihilate this in no time!

latanya t said...

thick and hearty traditional

Lauren said...

I want to try the Thick and Hearty Roasted Garlic sauce.

Allison Swain said...

I want to try the Roasted garlic flavor.

Thanks for the chance to win

Allison Swain said...

I want to try the Roasted Garlic flavor.

Thanks for the chance to win

HS said...

I would like to try Homestyle Thicky & Hearty Four Cheese Sauce .

Julie Wood said...

I like the HOMESTYLE THICK & HEARTY MEAT SAUCE!

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

I want to try the roasted garlic one.

Elena said...

Homestyle Thicky & Hearty Four Cheese Sauce

Elle said...

I would like to try the roasted garlic.

steve weber said...

I would like Homestyle Thick & Hearty Meat Sauce.

Natalie said...

I would love to try the Thick and Hearty Roasted Garlic sauce!

arress said...

I love their Thick and Hearty Mushroom sauce.

Thomas Murphy said...

I want to try the Homestyle Thick & Hearty Meat Sauce

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Dawn Monroe said...

I'd like to try the Thick and Hearty Mushroom Sauce.

Melissa Moffat said...

Yum homestyle thick and harty

Emily said...

Looks amazing! Can't wait to try this recipe and the new ragu sauces!

LauraJJ said...

Oh they all look so good! I would love to try the RAGÚ® Homestyle Thick & Hearty Roasted Garlic Sauce first!

Kristen said...

I want to try the Thick & Hearty Mushroom.

Tracy R said...

I want to try the HOMESTYLE THICK & HEARTY MEAT SAUCE. It looks good!

Ali Nicole said...

Roast Garlic sounds great!

Karla R. said...

I would like to try the Homestyle Thicky & Hearty Four Cheese Sauce.

Becky Goerend said...

I would like to try the thick and hearty meat sauce!

babe_253 said...

The light parmesan alfredo sounds delicious!

Jessica Schoon said...

I want to try the tomato, garlic and onion sauce! Yum!

Nancy Lewis said...

We are watching our diet, so the Light Parmesan Alfredo sauce sounds good..

marnichristensen said...

Your baked ziti looks delicious!