Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Tuesday's Treats

Before the clock strikes 12, I wanna share my first ever Tuesday Treat with you! These are young-adult, college, or busy parent friendly recipes that generally have less than 5 distinct ingredients. Check back every Tuesday for a new recipe!

This week I made: A Baked Cheese Ziti 
(This recipe serves 10 single servings; 
Prep Time: 7 minutes; Cook time 30 minutes)

Ingredients Needed:
1 bag of Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
Italian Seasoning (fresh or packaged)
1 box of Ziti or Penne pasta
Croutons or Bread Crumbs
Favorite Pasta Sauce

1. Add Virgin Olive Oil and Salt to the water before bringing it to a boil and adding Ziti

2. As Ziti is cooking, prepare your sauce. Take a mixing bowl and mix together your favorite pasta sauces. I used Ragu's Tomato & Basil and Ragu's 6 Cheese Blend. Then add some shredded Mozzarella cheese and Italian seasonings (parsley, oregano, etc)

3. Strain Ziti and let cool a little

4. As Ziti is cooling you can prepare your bread crumbs, if you bought breadcrumbs then you can skip this step. If not take a ziplock bag and add between 10-15 croutons. Crush the croutons & voilĂ 
Bread Crumbs

5. In your large mixing bowl combine the pasta with the sauce and mix thoroughly.

6. Layer your Ziti into a glass baking pan. Top the pasta with more Mozzarella cheese and cover with bread crumbs.

7. Bake for 15-20 minutes on 325 degrees until cheese is melted.

Please send pictures & share comments if you try this recipe and your own version of it.

till next time...


1 comment:

  1. YUM this looks wonderful. I always forget Tasty Tuesday! Bummer. Anyways, I'm doing a little giveaway on my blog, you should check it out and participate! I hope you'll like it.