Disclosure: Thank you to Ragu for sponsoring today’s post and inspiring me to remake a family recipe! #simmeredintradition #ragu
Now that school is back in full swing and our days are getting busier, cooking dinner always seems to get put on the back burner. I need meals that are easy to make and I can throw together fast! One of those meals in our house is baked ziti. My three-year old loves any type of pasta, but what I loved about baked ziti is that I can just throw it in the oven and forget about it until the timer goes off!
A wise woman, my mother, once told me to work smarter, not harder.
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I not only like to apply that to every day life, but especially when it comes to cooking…I’m not the greatest at it. I LOVE to bake and am great at it, but my cooking is mediocre. This baked ziti only requires one dish and thanks to Ragu Pasta Sauce, makes this recipe super easy and delicious! Because this dish is baked, it’s perfect for sneaking in some vegetables!
Speaking of wise women, Assunta Cantisano made the voyage from Italy to America with a little something extra up her sleeve, her family’s recipe for tomato sauce! Ragu. Crafted with Passion. Simmered in Tradition. Visit the Ragu website to learn more about Assunta’s story and Ragu’s heritage!
- 1 jar pasta sauce
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup cottage cheese
- 2 Tbsp Parmesan cheese
- Uncooked Ziti pasta
- Mozzarella Cheese
- Vegetables, chopped (optional)
- Preheat oven to 400F. Combine pasta sauce and water in baking dish. Stir in cottage and Parmesan cheeses until combined. Stir in uncooked pasta.
- Ensure noodles are covered in sauce. Cover with lid or aluminium foil and bake 55 minutes.
- Uncover and sprinkle with Mozzarella Cheese.Bake uncovered an additional 5 minutes.
What family meal have you crafted to make your life easier? I’d love to hear them and feel free to share the link (if you have one) in the comments below!