The Frazzled Mama’s Baked Ziti

I have tried baked ziti  many many times and never been too happy with the product.  But I finally tweeked enough recipes and came up with this one, that I absolutely love.  I may have to make it for dinner tonight!  You know what else I love about it?  It’s super easy!  Let’s get cookin!

Start by boiling a pot of salted water, for the pasta of your choice(12-16 oz).

I didn’t have any ziti on hand, so I used Bow Ties.  Hey, it’s pasta!

While you are waiting on your water to boil, or pasta to cook, in bowl combine…

1 cup of cottage cheese (we had fat free for Mr. OverKill)

1 cup of sour cream (lowfat for us)

and 1 cup (more or less) of shredded mozzerella cheese…

and mix it up.

Drain your pasta…

And then, you start layering.  Don’t panic if it seems a bit thin, trust me, you will have plenty.

Start with a layer of pasta, half of what you made…then spoon half of the cheese mixture on top of the pasta…

Let me pause to apologize for the pictures.  My camera and I were not getting along that day.

OK, then you are going to add half a package of Provolone Cheese…

Next, you are going to add some spaghetti sauce.  I had some leftover from Monday night, so I used that.  You can use which-ever kind makes your skirt fly up.

Then, repeat with the remaining ingredients . Make sure your top layer of sauce covers well, or you will have dried out pasta.

Sprinkle the top with a little Parmesan, and bake for about 20 minutes at 350 degrees.  The goal is to have melted cheese, I always watch for bubbles, once it’s bubbling good, it’s done.

Your finished product, yum-o.  Pair this with these yummy Herbed Bread Sticks over at Kayotic Kitchen, de-lish!

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Kay January 14, 2009 at 9:53 am

Oh boy, I’m gonna have to make it sometime this weekend. Thanks for the recipe :)


Stubborn Nefews Mother January 14, 2009 at 5:05 pm

Thank You! After the Stubborn Nefews Father had this last week he said “I could eat this every night”. So I wondered if the Frazzled Mama would be willing to give up the recipe…….so THANKS! And to everyone out there it is Delicious!


Anonymous August 31, 2011 at 9:38 pm

Yum! Yep .. we’ll be doing that one! 


Sweetpea Jones November 29, 2013 at 7:26 pm

I’m going to try this. PS. I LOVE this site.


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