February 23, 2019

Copycat Sbarro Baked Ziti (Recipe)

Copycat Sbarro Baked Ziti

Don't be fooled by the lack of ingredients in this--it's SO GOOD. I was trying to imitate the baked ziti at Sbarro. When I was a teenager, I loved Sbarro's baked ziti at the mall. So this is what I came up with. Trust me, I tried adding all kinds of Italian herbs and spices and different cheeses and all that... but I always come back to this recipe. My kids even clean their plates when I make this.

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Copycat Sbarro Baked Ziti


16 oz uncooked ziti or mostaccoli
15 oz ricotta cheese
1 cup parmesan cheese
1 (15 oz) can plain tomato sauce +
1 (8 oz) can plain tomato sauce (you can skip this is you want it less saucy)


Pre-Heat oven to 350. Cook the pasta according to package directions.

In a 13x9 baking dish, combine the ricotta, parmesan, and the 15 oz can of tomato sauce. When pasta is done cooking, stir it into the cheese mixture until uniform.

Pour the 8 oz can of tomato sauce on top, and spread across the dish.

Bake uncovered at 350 for 20-30 minutes, until hot throughout. Serve with garlic bread. Makes 6-8 servings.


  1. Thanks for sharing. My husband also loved the Sbarro version, so I'm going to try it sometime this week!

  2. This is calling to me and I have some left over ricotta I was wondering what to do with. Will make later in the week! Thanks!


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