One of my favorite Sopranos episodes was one where the family priest had so much love for Carmella’s ziti casserole that she felt used by him. And it is no wonder why that ziti casserole was the food that inspired his lust.
Nothing says comfort food quite like a big bowl of ziti pasta and sauce.
I thought it would be fun to put together a round up of some of my favorite ziti casseroles. They may not all tempt the Tony Soprano (or the priest, but I bet they will tempt you!
Some of these recipes are full blown casseroles and others are healthier versions of the delicious pasta.
Like Hearty Meals? Try one of these Ziti Casseroles
If you like pasta and pork sausage, you will love this baked ziti casserole from Pillsbury! Your family will love this Hearty Italian casserole
This delicious ziti casserole from Thrifty Jinxy is made entirely in the crock pot. Hearty, delicious and your house will smell divine while it is cooking too! Get the crock pot baked ziti recipe here.Don’t want all the cheese and sauce? Clean up your ziti with this delicious ziti pasta, mushrooms and asparagus recipe. It is much cleaner but still has that hearty bite of ziti in it. See the tutorial here.
This ziti casserole makes a nice change from the normal beef or sausage ziti. Get the recipe for this chicken cheddar ziti casserole here.
If you love pasta Dishes, you may want to try your hand at making your own. This book is called Making Artistan Pasta and is full of tips for making your own pasta at home. See it on Amazon. (affiliate link)
Everything about this casserole screams comfort food. This home style baked ziti casserole from Home in the Fingerlakes will have you liking the bottom of your dish to get all of the flavor!
Here is another clean ziti pasta recipe from The Gardening Cook. This time, ziti is combined with one of my favorite fresh vegetables – Swiss Chard. The Italian sausage adds a hearty taste to it without the need of extra sauces and cheese. So good!
This baked Ziti casserole from Penny Pincher Jenny is one that kid kids will love. Full of flavor and oozing with cheesy goodness. Get the recipe here.
More pasta recipes:
If these have not whetted your appetite enough and you are still looking for more, try one of these casseroles made with some other pasta types but most could also be made with Ziti pasta..