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How to Freeze Baked Ziti

How to Freeze Baked Ziti (The Best Method)

  • Author: Mortadella Head



1 quart of good tomato sauce

1 quart ricotta cheese

1 cup grated Romano cheese

2 cups of grated mozzarella cheese

2 tablespoons of chopped parsley

45 leaves of fresh basil

2 teaspoons black pepper

2 pounds dried ziti


  1. Boil pasta according to instructions on the box
  2. Place ricotta, ¾ of the grated Romano, ½ of the mozzarella, black peppers and parsley in a large mixing bowl and combine well.
  3. Add 8 ounces of warm tomato sauce into the same bowl and mix with the cheese until it is pink.
  4. When ziti is fully cooked, strain and add it to the cheese mixture. Make sure it is fully combined into cheese.
  5. Put a thin layer of tomato sauce on the bottom of a baking pan.
  6. Add half of the ziti and cheese mixture to the baking pan and spread evenly.
  7. Add a thick layer of tomato sauce on top.
  8. Make a second layer of ziti and cheese mixture.
  9. Cover top evenly with shredded mozzarella and some grated Romano cheese.
  10. Add fresh basil.
  11. Cover it, wrap it and store it in the freezer.
  12. When you are ready to cook it, bake in a 400 degree oven for about 35-40 minutes if thawed and 65-75 minutes if frozen.  Make sure to unwrap it first.
  13. After removing it from the oven, let it rest for about 15 minutes before cutting into the baked ziti.
  14. Enjoy!