Shortcut Cheesy Baked Ziti

A quick to prepare, budget friendly, pasta dish that is family approved! Cheese, meat, pasta, and sauce....what more could you want?!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Author The Cookin' Chicks


  • 1 lb ground beef or turkey
  • 24 oz spaghetti sauce
  • 16 oz Alfredo sauce
  • 1 lb Ziti (can use penne as well)
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray.

  3. Cook pasta according to directions. 

  4. While pasta is cooking, cook meat in a skillet over medium heat until no longer pink. Drain fat.

  5. Pour spaghetti sauce on top of meat and simmer on low.

  6. Once pasta is cooked, drain water and stir in the Alfredo sauce.

  7. Pour pasta into baking dish and spread evenly.

  8. Pour spaghetti sauce evenly on top of pasta.

  9. Sprinkle cheese on top and cover dish with aluminum foil.

  10. Place dish in oven and bake for 15 minutes. Remove foil and bake an additional 15 minutes. Serve!