Easy Baked Ziti for #SundaySupper

This Sunday you will find great starters and snacks for your upcoming Spring gathering. Soups, salads and Sandwiches for the perfect setting.  Main dishes, drinks and sweet endings for your perfect party right here at this fabulous themed #SundaySupper!

SundaySupperI’ve been given a few “Showers” in my time and I’ve thrown a few “Showers” in my time. I’d like to offer some tips and idea’s only because I love love love throwing a party, I love entertaining and I LOVE LOVE LOVE making a very a special occasion as special as I can for someone I love. Between lots of weddings and babies over the years I’ve learnt a lot and still enjoy every second of them! My newest one will be next year since my best friend just got engaged and I get to be the Maid of Honor for the very first time! Yay! So stay tuned for some tips and pictures tomorrow I’ll do a special post to offer more ideas for any and all parties!! A special thanks to today’s Hostess, Brandie from Home Cooking Memories! Thanks for hostessing such a great event Brandie!  Now onto these yummy recipes!

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I chose a recipe that I’ve come to enjoy making over the years. I make it for any of my girlfriends or neighbors that have just had a baby. When I had my daughter in 2010 one oft my friends brought over a casserole that consisted of enough dinner for 3 nights for my husband and I! She even brought bread and dessert to go with it. I remember thinking she was my savior that weekend because I had no idea that when you have a baby the last thing you want to do is take care of yourself! Since that gentle mark of kindness meant so much to me I’ve been doing the same thing for my friends since then. I just made one last week for a very good friend of mine who gave birth to her first baby!! While making it I thought, what a great dish to share with all of you for this event!

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Easy Baked Ziti

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 8-10

Serving Size: 1 Cup Ea.

Easy Baked Ziti

This dish freezes great and serves many of people. Bring some garlic bread and cookies and it's a dish for a busy or sick friend. Bring it to a party with the directions added on top so you can drop it off and mingle!


  • 1 lb of Ziti
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • Olive Oil
  • 1 lb of ground turkey
  • 1 jar of tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups of grated Mexican cheese or four cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup of seasoned bread crumbs
  • Cooking Spray
  • Salt & Pepper


  1. Boil Ziti according to package directions. Drain and set aside to cool.
  2. Meanwhile in a large saute pan add green peppers, onions, oil and ground turkey. Break up turkey and brown slowly adding salt and pepper as needed. (about 10-15 min). Add the cooked mixture to the cooled ziti. Pour in all of the pasta sauce reserving 1/4 cup. Add in 1 cup of grated cheese and mix to combine.
  3. Spray a 13x9 in baking pan with cooking spray. Pour the pasta into the pan, filling to the top. Dot the top of the casserole with the remaining pasta sauce, sprinkle with 1/2 cup of cheese and finish with sprinkling the bread crumbs on top.
  4. Wrap with tinfoil to bring to a friends house or freeze for another day. I write on the tinfoil: Bake for 20 min at 350F covered and 10 min uncovered. That way my friends know exactly how to make it.

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20 thoughts on “Easy Baked Ziti for #SundaySupper

  1. Great dish, and so fun you’re going to be the Maid of Honor!!! Thanks for sharing this fun post 😉

  2. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I love baked ziti, but haven’t made it in a while. You reminded me so I can put it on my list of things to make again soon. If you get a chance stop by my blog Recipe for Life and check out my family favorite recipes at: http://deborah-bateman.blogspot.com
    Deborah H. Bateman – Author

  3. This is the perfect party food – a big dish of deliciousness that can be scooped onto plates to round out the dainty finger foods. I always appreciate a hearty dish at parties. And what a wonderful thing for your friend to do after you had your baby. At one of my old jobs, one of the girls was pregnant and she was told she had gestational diabetes and needed to rest. All of us chipped in by taking turns making her and her husband big meals so that she wouldn’t need to. I love hearing stories of people coming together to help out – nothing is more comforting and loving than food.

    1. That is so sweet that you all did that Nancy. I totally agree, it’s the little things that truly count at times like that and food is a little gesture but a big deal! 🙂

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