Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Yummy in Their Tummy - Baked Ziti



My boys have asked that I share 
their favorite meal that I make for them. 
It is so easy to make and they love it.

Baked Ziti



Ingredients:

2 - 16oz. boxes of ziti
1 - 8oz. package of shredded mozzarella cheese
1 - 8oz. package of sliced mozzarella cheese
1 - 15oz. container of ricotta cheese
2 - 24oz. cans of sauce



Boil both boxes of ziti until tender.




In a large bowl mix the sauce, shredded mozzarella, and ricotta cheese.


Put the ziti into a casserole dish. This recipe actually makes 2 pans.



Next put sauce and cheese mixture into the dish 
with the ziti and stir until all pasta is covered.


Take mozzarella slices and cover the ziti in the casserole dish.


Set your oven to 350 and bake until cheese is melted to your taste. 
My boys like the cheese to still be gooey so that takes usually about 15 minutes. 


Let it cool and serve. 
We usually have salad and garlic toast with our baked ziti.

Not only is this meal super quick and easy to make, but it is also inexpensive. I do buy the Great Value (WalMart) brand of pasta and cheese and Hunts brand of sauce. This meal, which ends up actually being 2 meals for our family, costs under $20 including garlic toast and salad.

Enjoy!

What is an easy and inexpensive meal that you make for your family?


25 comments:

  1. Oh baked ziti is one of our kids' favs too! and so easy :)

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    1. Gotta love those quick and easy meals friend! Got one to share? Blessings!

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  2. Yum! I love making things in the crockpot. My husband's favorite easy inexpensive meal, though, is baked spaghetti.

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    1. I am having a love affair with my crock pot :) I absolutely love making things in it. Just add all the ingredients and let it cook all day. What is your favorite crock pot recipe? Blessings!

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  3. This looks great. I love the idea of making two meals at once. I'm thinking this would make a great thing to take for church fellowship dinners.

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    1. Me too Jerralea! I have taken it to our monthly children's ministry covered dish dinners and it is a big hit. I actually transferred it from the pans to a crock pot to keep it warm. Blessings!

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  4. Oh I love ziti! and a little zing. Have you ever tried putting slices of pepperjack cheese on the top? My hubby LOVES It that way. My 4 yr old...not so much ;)

    Say, you should hook this up to my friend Lisa's site who does a try a new recipe tuesday link up! I don't want to be all spammy, so I'll tweet you the link!!

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    1. Thanks for the great idea Nikki! I am going to try the pepperjack cheese the next time I make it. My guys would love it. Connected with your friend Lisa too. Thanks so much for the recommend. Blessings!

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  5. Oh this does look easy and yummy! Thanks for sharing and linking to Tempt My Tummy.

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    1. Thanks so much Lisa! Enjoyed linking up and getting some really great recipes in the process! Blessings!

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  6. My mom always made baked ziti when I was younger! It was always one of my favorites!

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  7. Looks delicious! Wish I had a plate full now!

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  8. Thanks so much for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday!" This looks so delicious. Especially with homeschooling, quick and easier recipes are such a blessing! :-)

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    1. Thanks so much Lisa! I am all into quick and easy for sure. Loved linking up with you today! Blessings!

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  9. This looks delicious and your boys are so cute!

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    1. Thanks so much Kathy! LOVED your post today about garbage day! So good! Looking forward to reading more from you! Blessings!

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  10. Your young men are very handsome. This meal looks to be a very filling one for three growing boys. I know exactly how hard it is to fill up those empty pits called stomachs of growing boys. Stopping by from That Friday Blog Hop. I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend!

    Michele @ http://lovejoyjunction.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks so much Shelly! Yes it is a challenge to fill them up. We do a lot of meat and pasta. That seems to be a fav of theirs. Blessings!

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  11. My kids ADORE baked ziti!!! Love how easy & quick it is, too :) thanks for sharing with our heart&home link up again, friend :)
    blessings,
    lauren

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    1. Oh friend I am all about quick and easy for sure! Hope you're having a wonderful holiday! Blessings!

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  12. I love that this is quick and easy! Having 4 boys in our house, this would definitely be a hit! Thank you for sharing at All My Bloggy Friends last week. I can't wait to see what you share this tomorrow!

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    1. Thanks so much Jamie! My boys would eat this every week if I would fix it that often. Loved connecting with you all there! Blessings!

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  13. I love baked ziti, and this recipe looks as if it would be really tasty AND easy to prepare! Thank you for sharing it.

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    1. Richella it is the easiest thing I make next to sandwiches :) Hope you enjoy it! Blessings!

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