Food.com offers a popular recipe for baked ziti with ricotta cheese. The recipe has a preparation time of only 15 minutes and receives a rating of five stars out of five from those who have tried it.
To make the baked ziti recipe, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Boil a pot of water and cook 1 pound of ziti until the noodles are tender. Drain the pasta, and set it aside. Next, in a large bowl mix 15 ounces of ricotta cheese, one egg, 2 tablespoons of parsley, 1 1/2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese and 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese.
Chop and cook 1 pound of Italian sausage. Combine the sausage and pasta with the ricotta and mozzarella mixture, and add three-quarters of a 28-ounce jar of pasta sauce. Place everything in a 2-quart casserole dish, and top with the remaining pasta sauce and 1/2 cup of shredded mozzarella. Bake for around half an hour, until the cheese and sauce bubble.
If you do not wish to serve the ziti dish immediately, you can cover it with foil and freeze it. To reheat it, preheat the oven to 350 degrees and heat the pasta, covered, for 20 minutes. Then remove the cover and continue baking for around 15 minutes.