Snax N The City.

Broke Bitch Meals: Baked Ziti.

Hey guys!

It’s been awhile since we did a #BrokeBitchMeal (blame it on my recent promotion at my job!) but wouldn’t you know, sometimes….bitches be broke.

Baked Ziti is a go-to meal for me, not only when I’m low on funds, but when I want a meal that is feels rich (see, puns! or this is irony? whatever, literary devices!).

A little backstory: My Uncle Stephan (who’s one of the best cooks ever.) taught me how to make Baked Ziti when I was about 13 years old & ever since then it’s been a staple in my culinary life.

finished ziti

If you never had baked ziti, it’s like lasagna with smaller noodles so, technically you get more.

#Logic

Also, if you read this week’s earlier post on how to make tomato sauce

finished sauce

(link here: http://wp.me/p6JwH2-pH) this is the recipe I used it for!

Let’s get started!

One pound of ziti noodles (I actually used rigatoni this time because the grocery store didn’t have any ziti when I went shopping.)

 2 pounds of shredded mozzarella cheese

1 cup of ricotta cheese

1 1/2 parmesan cheese

2 cup of tomato sauce

So, for some reason I didn’t take a lay-flat picture for this but we can do without it this once, right?

Also, did you know that’s what those are called. lay-flats? I learned that on buzzfeed, it sounds very British, right?

I’m rambling, back to the food.

You start off by cooking the pasta, so boiling water + salt + oil + ziti until al dente.

Once that’s done, you make layer the rest of the ingredients.

I do noodles, sauce, cheese (mozz then parm), repeat.

ziti 1 ziti 2 ziti 3

I use the ricotta to fold into the sauce to add even more creaminess.

Once I’m at the top layer, I essentially bomb the pasta casserole with cheese.

You can NEVER have too much cheese.

ziti 4

I then transfer the dish into the oven & bake it for 20 minute at 400 degrees.

You know it’s ready when all the cheese is melted & the top is a little brown.

ziti 5

There you have it!

finished ziti

Your new go-to comfort dish.

Happy eating. ❤

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This entry was written by SnaxNTheCity and published on July 14, 2016 at 4:30 pm. It’s filed under food and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

2 thoughts on “Broke Bitch Meals: Baked Ziti.

  1. MadelynReeves on said:

    Will definitely have to try this!

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