Baked ziti is a lot like classic lasagna, except without all the fuss and layering.
This freezer recipe is enough to feed a real crowd—30 to 40 people!
You can choose to thaw all four of the pans at once, or thaw the pans one at a time if you only need to feed 6-10 people (or a family of four, and you want leftovers!). We love that this recipe can be frozen for a few weeks or a few months, and that it’s just as rich and cheesy as when it first went into the freezer. Baked ziti is the perfect dish for potlucks, family gatherings, or midwinter comfort food.
cups spaghetti sauce
lbs ziti or penne pasta
oz cottage cheese
cups parmesan cheese
cups mozzarella cheese
Cook pasta per package instructions.
Stir cottage cheese, Parmesan cheese and beaten eggs in a very large bowl.
Stir in 1/2 of the spaghetti sauce, set aside remaining sauce for later. Stir in 1/2 the cheese and all the pasta. Stir to coat. Divide between 4 – 9×13 pans.
Pour remaining sauce over each pan and coat evenly. Sprinkle remaining mozzarella cheese on top.
Freezer Directions: Wrap pan tightly with plastic wrap and then with aluminum foil, then freeze.
Baking Instructions: Allow pan to thaw for 24 hours. Remove foil and plastic wrap. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20-30 minutes or until hot and bubbly. This recipe makes enough to feed 30-40.