This Freezer Friendly Baked Ziti is a fantastic Italian casserole that’s filled with a meaty red sauce, tender ziti noodles and a creamy, cheesy filling!
There is nothing quite as satisfying as knowing that you have dinner prepared and ready to go. But when plans fall through, it’s always nice to have a back up. That’s what I love about this Freezer Friendly Baked Ziti!
More than just this ziti, I am loving these new Zyliss USA Food Storage containers that I received to try out!
Naturally I’ve used a lot of different food storage containers in my day. Ones with stacking lids, disposable, locking lids… there are a lot of options out there.
What I’m loving about these ones is the rubber seal between the lid and the container. Typically there is a rubber gasket that goes up in the lid, which eventually leaves gaps and yucky food will get stuck in there and before you know it there is something growing under the lid.
Not with these ones!
The rubber for this lid is actually a revolutionary patented, injected molded seal that does not allow gaps or food traps!
Because of this, your food stays fresher up to 2 times longer! Think of all the money you’ll save by not having to throw out rotten produce!
Anyways, back to the recipe…
I’m obsessed with this super flavorful meat sauce that is the base for the baked ziti. It’s filled with fresh mushrooms, Italian sausage and plump tomatoes.
By the time the sauce is ready you’ll have gathered the remainder of your ingredients, and it’s just minutes to pull it all together.
I couldn’t do baked ziti without having a layer of lasagna filling in between. It truly makes this dish pop.
Combine some ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese, a couple eggs, a little salt and pepper and good dose of parsley.
Since this is a freezer friendly dinner, make sure you grab a freezer friendly casserole dish!
Might I suggest this amazing Zyliss USA glass food storage container?
Go from freezer to oven and right to the table with this bad boy!
It’s airtight, so you’re not going to worry about freezer burn. Leakproof, so no messy spills in the freezer. Plus it’s microwave and dishwasher safe too! It’s made from that tough Borosilicate glass and comes with a lifetime Zyliss guarantee too! Can you tell I’m a fan?
Once you get your first layer of noodles and sauce in there top it with the cheese mixture and a little (a lot) of mozzarella cheese.
Repeat with another layer of noodles and sauce!
Follow that with another layer of cheese and you’re all set to either bake right away or pop it in the freezer for another day!
I love making freezer friendly casseroles for when I go out of town and the husband has to watch the kids.
It’s so easy for him to just pop a dish in the oven, and it gives me peace of mind that they’re not just eating pizza and chips every night.
Plus if I ever have a friend or neighbor in need of a good dinner, I can easily just grab one from the freezer and help them out!
You’ll be making friends with everyone when they try this baked ziti!
My husband and kids love this one so much. There are usually no leftovers, but when there are, I can just pop that lid right back on and place it in the fridge for leftover night later in the week.
I don’t know what I’m more excited about… the ziti or the containers!
Now who else wants a big slice of this yumminess!?
disclaimer: This post is in partnership with Zyliss USA. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help make I Wash You Dry possible!