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Baked Ziti

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Baked Ziti recipe

Dan-tastic Baked Zita

You can’t beata the ziti! This baked ziti is a quick and easy dinner for those busy weeknights or just when you want comfort food. The secret is Dan-O’s Cheesoning, our latest and greatest seasoning. Cheesoning combines the Dan-O’s flavor profile you love and parmesan cheese to make a Dan-tastic addition to your spice rack. It’s coming soon, so make sure you’re signed up for our newsletter to be the first to know when it’s on the way! 

What is baked ziti?

Baked ziti is a casserole made with ziti pasta, sometimes rigatoni or penne, and a neapolitan-style tomato sauce that’s from Italian-American cuisine. It’s a modern twist on the classic pasta al forno. The pasta is first boiled till a little before al dente. The pasta is then added to a tomato-based sauce and combined with a cheese mixture. Sometimes meats, and vegetables are thrown in the mix as well. When all combined, it’s placed in a baking dish, covered with mozzarella cheese before being baked in the oven and served hot.


  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 bunch of green onion
  • Dan-O’s Original
  • 16 oz penne pasta
  • Pinch of salt
  • 24 oz jar of marinara
  • 16 oz bag of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Dan-O’s Cheesoning, topping

Prep Time

15 Mins

Cook Time

25 Mins


  1. Slice each chicken breast into fourths and add to a large stock pot of boiling water along with sliced green onions and Dan-O’s Original
  2. In another large pot bring water to a boil and add salt and penne pasta (cook per instructions)
  3. Remove boiled chicken from the pot, lay on a cutting board and shred with a fork. Sprinkle with Dan-O’s. To help with seasoning coverage, add a couple spoonfuls of hot water from the pot and mix shredded chicken and Dan-O’s together.
  4. In a 9×13 baking dish, add half the penne pasta to the bottom and layer with half the jar of marinara, shredded chicken. 
  5. Then layer in this order:  shredded mozzarella, remaining noodles, remaining sauce, and remaining shredded mozzarella. Top with Dan-O’s Cheesoning.
  6. Bake 400 F for 25 minutes
  7. Serve immediately and enjoy!
4.5/5 (2 Reviews)

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