One of the easiest meatless meals to make it baked ziti. You could also load it up with meat and serve it with a side of angioplasty. The choice is yours…
Here is a little-known fact: Taking pictures does not make the water boil faster.
Other than waiting, it’s very easy. In fact, it’s so easy that I wanted to double this for a second dinner. That plan worked so well last night. Speaking of planning: Apparently, there was none. I didn’t have enough ziti for two nights’ worth.
Cook the pasta until al dente; drain it. Combine the cooked pasta with whatever extras you want. Here are a few of my favorite things…
OK — in reality, NO ONE‘s favorite is fat-free cheese and/or bargain cheese. However, this is what I had and what I typically use. It makes me feel better about the amount of cheese used in this recipe, which I always reduce. Yes, having a block of cheese for dinner is yummy. However, having a block of cheese for dinner is a solitary/sweatpants experience… not something for the whole family.
Once you combine the cooked ziti, sauce, egg, cheeses and any other secret ingredient (think spices, onions, peppers, Skittles), pop it into the oven for about 20-30 minutes. This was the end result (salad, bread and drooling family, not pictured):