This Best-Ever Baked Ziti recipe really is the best ever. Go with quality ingredients and be sure to make the marinara from scratch, and you won't believe the results. This meat sauce can be made a day in advance and kept in the fridge or freeze up to 2 weeks. The dish can also be made a day in advance and kept in the fridge or freeze for up to 2 weeks. Just let thaw before baking. This is one to serve to people you really love and want to make them happy.
NOTE: The cook time does NOT include the preparing the marinara sauce. We recommend you make this in advance. It freezes beautifully. Also, the marinara recipe makes more sauce than you may end up using for this ziti recipe. Keep it on hand for plenty of other amazing uses!