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Baked Ziti Cupcake

This fun twist on baked ziti comes together quickly and is a delight to eat.


  • 2 1/2 cups part skim ricotta cheese, divided
  • 1 cup part skim shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 1 bag (12 oz.) frozen sweet peas, cooked according to package directions
  • 8 oz. rotelle or penne pasta, cooked according to package directions
  • 12 baking cups


Together: Prep ingredients.
Adults: Preheat oven to 350 F.
Kids: Line 12-cup muffin pan with liners.
Kids: Combine 1 1/2 cups ricotta cheese, 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese, 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, egg, and marinara sauce in large bowl.
Together: Fold in prepared peas and pasta.
Together: Generously fill cups with pasta mixture. Bake 20 minutes or until almost heated through.
Kids: Meanwhile, combine remaining ricotta, mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.
Together: Evenly top each cupcake with cheese “frosting” mixture.
Adults: Broil an additional 2 to 3 minutes, until the “frosting” heats through.

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About this Recipe
  • Serves: 2
  • Prep Time: 0 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
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