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12/29/07

Quick Easy Frugal Baked Ziti

For me, this recipe has it ALL. It's quick, easy and frugal. What more could you ask for?

1 jar spaghetti sauce
1 jar water
1 lb pasta (rotini, penne, ziti, elbows, shells)
8 oz shredded cheese (cheddar, mozzarella, mexican, mont. jack)

Mix sauce, water, and uncooked pasta in 9x13 pan. Cover with foil and bake at 375 for 30-40 minutes (depends upon type of pasta used). Remove cover, stir, top with cheese, and bake until cheese is melted.

Serve with garlic toast and a salad.

Variations: add mushrooms, eggplant, zuccini, or any other vegetable you need to sneak in on your kids. It doesnt take much. Meat can also be added. 1 lb of ground beef, italian sweet pork sausage, ground turkey or 2 cups cooked chicken.

5 comments:

  1. hey,Loving this recipe,maybe we'll be having this tonite after my run to target,LOL...

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  2. Awesome! I'm making this with whole wheat ziti from Big Lots ($.70 per box) and home made sauce (basically free, since the ingredients are from the garden). Thanks for the recipe.

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  3. Jennifer & Patti Let me know how you and your families like it.

    This is one of my lifesaver meals. When I dont use meat, it's in the oven in 5 minutes!

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  4. This recipe looks great! I love that the pasta doesn't need to be precooked. Your site is so cool... I love finding frugal friends who try to keep it simple and green like me! Thanks so much for stopping by LifeonHackberryRoad. The little pink hat and scarf you asked about are crochet and were very simple! Okay, I'm off to write down your recipe.

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  5. This recipe looks great! I love that the pasta doesn't need to be precooked. Your site is so cool... I love finding frugal friends who try to keep it simple and green like me! Thanks so much for stopping by LifeonHackberryRoad. The little pink hat and scarf you asked about are crochet and were very simple! Okay, I'm off to write down your recipe.

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