Baked Ziti Cooked on the Grill – Would It Be Called Grilled Ziti – Don’t Think So – We Loved It!


We are wintering in Arizona this year. Now that traveling is not the main thing, I am cooking again, but we do not have a conventional oven, at least not yet.


Steve was craving baked ziti. He really wanted lasagna, but I thought we might be successful if we tried baked ziti first. I prepared it using the baked ziti recipe on Simply Recipes. I adjusted the ingredient amounts and put it all in a loaf pan to make baked ziti for two. I took it outside to Steve and he did his magic.

Most grills have a lid, as ours does. Steve set the temperature a little lower than usual and let it cook until the sauce was boiling. He then closed the lid for another period of time, checking it often, until the top was browned. The cooking time was 20 – 30 minutes.

It was doable. Since it turned out delicious, we may try lasagna soon. It should be impossible to cook this dish on a grill, but it worked!

About Carol Ann Ritchey

Life is good because God is good.
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6 Responses to Baked Ziti Cooked on the Grill – Would It Be Called Grilled Ziti – Don’t Think So – We Loved It!

  1. I was grilled down at the police station a few times. Never liked it.

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  2. Laura Best says:

    Looks delicious. Happy New Year, Carol Ann. I hope 2017 is good to you!

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    • The baked ziti was delicious. We tried making a pizza using pizza dough from the grocery store. This was our first not-so-successful adventure cooking on the grill. It was great except that the bottom of the crust was burnt. We enjoyed the parts that were not burnt, and we learned that we need a pizza stone between the hot grill surface and the pizza. We will get one of those and grill our pizza.

      Happy New Year to you and well wishes for Year 2017. Blessings to you, Laura…

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  3. pattisj says:

    That looks yummy!

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    • The baked ziti was yummy. A total success. We may try lasagna now that we have a pizza stone for the grill. By using the stone that keeps the bottom of the pan from getting too hot, we made a broccoli quiche that turned out delicious. We made a pizza before we knew about a pizza stone, and it was perfect “except” for the charred bottom crust. Now we are set for making pizza, but we haven’t done it yet. You can imagine what all this high-carb cooking has done to my diet plan.


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