Dump and Go Ziti

This is my favorite fast meal, casual party meal because it’s so no-stress and so fast! I even hosted a very informal , spur of the moment writers’ get together for the first Survivor conclusion! And, truly, this is a survivor recipe! Ready?

1 lb ziti
1 jar of your favorite pasta sauce or the equivalent of 32 oz.
1 or 2 eggs–I use organic, but that’s because I’ve gotten weird about chickens and eggs
1 lb cottage cheese–or ricotta–I prefer the low fat cottage cheese
1/2 lb mozzarella (or as much as you like! Again, I use skim milk, low fat mozzarella

Cook the ziti as you would any pasta.

In a separate bowl, mix the cottage cheese, eggs, some black pepper.

Drain the ziti. Layer it in a 9×11 dish, pour the sauce and then the cottage cheese mixture gently on top. Carefully stir.

Top w/the sprinkled mozzarella. BAke for 45 min at 350 degrees.

Honest to pete, this recipe is fool proof. You can add almost anything to it you want–so long as the item is soft or has already been cooked. Sometimes, however, I stir in spinach, either fresh or well-drained defrosted frozen, into the cottage cheese mixture.

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