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Baked Ziti is our families favorite dinner and best of all it is an easy freezer recipe!

Baked Ziti is a great dish that you can make ahead of time and freeze. When you are ready to eat it you just have to pull out of the freezer and right into the stove it goes. So I don’t bake it first, I prepare, cover and then bake when ready to eat.  So for those busy nights your dinner will be a breeze.  A great money saving tip is that you can freeze cottage cheese and use it in this recipe too!  I like to serve this with a salad and Homemade Garlic Bread.

Tip for best success – do not cook your Pasta until al dente.   It is best to leave under cooked so that it doesn’t get mushy from freezing and to be sure to cover with mix and sauce for best results.

To learn more about Freezer Cooking check out our How to freezer cook series – Part 1 – Sample Menu and Getting Started.


Weight Watchers Points Plus: 5 Points Per Serving (6 servings)

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Freezer Cooking :: Baked Ziti
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  • 1 box of Ziti pasta or any shape pasta
  • 1 jar pasta sauce
  • 2 cups mozzarella shredded cheese
  • 1 16oz cottage cheese
  • 2 eggs
  1. Boil pasta as directed on box.
  2. Mix cheeses and eggs in a bowl.
  3. Combine pasta, cheese mix & sauce.
  4. Pour into 13X9 pan.
  5. Wrap with foil and freeze.
  6. To Reheat - Set oven to 400 degrees.
  7. Bake for 60 minutes with foil on.
  8. Remove foil and bake another 10 minutes to brown cheese.

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  1. Melissa says

    I make a non-freezer version pretty similar, just w/out the cottage cheese & eggs. As a shortcut, you can skip cooking pasta ahead and just add a jar full of water with the sauce and the pasta will cook up as it bakes. (Leave the cheese off at first, bake pasta w/sauce and water covered until the last ten minutes, pull it out and add cheese, then bake 5-10 minutes until cheese is melted) Also good with ground beef added in, or chopped veggies like zucchini, tomatoes, and onions.

  2. Sara says

    How much mozzarella do you use? Do you mix it with the cottage cheese or just put it on top? If you were to just cook this without freeezing, how long do you think it would take? Thanks so much–I’m thinking of bringing this to a holiday potluck!

    • Melissa@StockpilingMoms says

      2 cups mozzarella. Yes and the egg.

      I would say still the same amount of time. I would check it at 30, 45 and then 60.

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