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10/30/08

Quick, Easy, Frugal Baked Ziti

I've been asked for this recipe so many times, I decided to drag it back up closer to the top of my archives. It's one of my families' favorites. For me, this recipe has it ALL. It's quick, easy and a frugal (less than $5) meal. 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.

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10 comments:

  1. YUM! Thanks for the recipe!

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  2. You added your picture! Very nice!

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  3. That looks soo good. I loves me some pasta, and put cheese on it? Even better! :)

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  4. precious thank you for the chicken recipe! ;)

    frugalsuz I'm a pasta and cheese freak. I eat cheese daily. There are so many varieties, and I love trying new ones.

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  5. One of these days I WILL make this recipe. :)

    Love the picture! You look like one of my SILs.

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  6. Memo to self...get zucchini and make this next week...thanks!

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  7. OHHH Jeeez...I gotta have some of that....let me go find my cholesteral medicine...I want extra cheese....

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  8. WOW! That's so much easier than cooking the pasta and baking it - love your recipes!!! Can't wait to try this :)

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  9. What an easy recipe and my kids love pasta - i will have to give this a try!

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  10. YUM!!! It doesn't get any easier than this and it's a real meal you can make in less time than ordering a pizza. Awesome!

    I'm new to this site but I have a feeling I'm going to spend a lot of time here.

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