Faked Ziti

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  • Cooking and Prep: 25 m
  • Serves: 4
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This is my Faked Ziti ("Baked Ziti"). There's no draining and no baking and the easiest thing to make for dinner. It’s super quick and you can do it all with one hand, because when it's supper-o'clock you’re probably doing something else with the other. Watch the video!

 

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Ingredients (6)

Main ingredients

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Make the Ziti

  1. Put the pasta, milk and water into a pot and season with a generous pinch of salt. Simmer over a medium flame until all the liquid is mostly absorbed. Stir so it absorbs the liquid evenly.

  2. Then add the marinara sauce and shredded cheese. Stir well until melted. Serve topped with grated parmesan if desired.

Credits

Photography by Tamara Friedman



  • Chaya  Djian

    how long does it take to absorb the liquid?
    Posted by #1 Baker |July 22, 2021
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    Posted by kid_baker |2021-05-14 16:38:15
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  • Linda

    Delish?..... could this b made in a disposable roasting pan?? .. no pot to wash??
    Posted by Lindaappel |2021-05-14 13:57:36
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  • Jersey  girl

    it really is “so good!”
    Posted by leahlnj |2021-05-13 22:53:04
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  • Tami Green

    Posted by Tams |2021-04-18 06:53:58
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  • Tami Green

    Was yummmm and super easy!!
    Posted by Tams |2021-04-18 06:54:19
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  • Gitty

    Posted by Keep Calm |2021-04-13 16:38:09
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    Posted by Deens |2021-04-06 19:54:48
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  • Shmuel Weiss

    wow!!
    Posted by gefilta |2021-04-05 17:15:32
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  • Miri Weiss

    amazing!!!!
    Posted by qwertyuiop |2021-04-05 17:52:12
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  • eby neb

    Posted by friend |2021-04-05 18:17:01
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    Posted by salmon |2021-04-05 17:11:51
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  • njiosglb fhdslbnivsdk

    I made this for my picky kids, everybody wanted doubles!!!
    Posted by r3geqfhiduberf |2021-04-05 17:19:50
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  • schwartz family

    Posted by snoopy |2021-04-05 18:13:51
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  • Chana

    Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmm its awesome
    Posted by Chana loves to cook |2020-12-31 11:39:18
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  • Chana

    Posted by Chana loves to cook |2020-12-31 11:38:25
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    Posted by Marciateichman |2020-12-23 16:06:08
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  • Melody Trachor

    SOAMAZING!!!!

    First of all, (you can make this gluten- free, just substitute the pasta out for gluten- free pasta.) This recipe is amazing!!! So creamy!!! my family usually has this at least once a week! I recommend this to everyone, besides for the fact that it is sooooo simple and easy to make!!!! If you haven't made this, you need to at once!!!
    Posted by #cooking |2020-07-09 21:39:26
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  • Miri

    wonderful!!!!!!!!!

    Most creamy, gooey, heaven, yummy pasta ever!!!! not kidding, it made my day! (not just about the taste, also the draining.)
    Posted by Piata |2020-07-06 13:25:29
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  • Adina

    Delicous!

    Great recipe! I would skip the cooking in milk and just cook the pasta regularly and drain. I ended up with one burnt pot that took some serious elbow grease to clean (even after soaking overnight)! I also prefer a heavier sauce to cheese ratio, but overall, a delicious and easy to whip up lunch or dinner!
    Posted by CookingHealthy225 |2020-05-28 11:52:03
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    Esther Leah
    A trick that I learned to easily clean a burnt pot. Pour a generous amount of baking soda into your pot. Pour water into the pot to cover just a little bit more than the burnt area. Allow the water to boil for a few minutes and let the pot cool slightly. Pour off the water and wash the burnt area out. If it doesn't come off completely, repeat the process. (Sometimes you have to do it two more times if the pot is really burnt badly). It usually comes completely out. Good luck. (I really burnt my cholent pot badly. It took three tries and a bit of "elbow grease", but it all came out).
    Posted by Esther Leah|June 2, 2020
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    Posted by F. B. |2020-01-07 22:26:50
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  • Chaya Mushka :):):)

    WOW

    i watch kosher.com videos all the time, but not for the recipe, more for the entertainment (i am 13 yrs). i saw this recipe and i was like "WOW it is so simple and easy!! I made it for dinner and my family loved it and i loved it. Simple and easy and DELICIOUSE!!
    Posted by Chaya Mushka |2019-08-07 20:56:25
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    We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed this recipe!!
    Posted by raquel_kosher|August 12, 2019
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  • mina b

    would this work with almond or soy milk?
    Posted by mbt |2019-01-22 17:24:19
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    Chaia Frishman
    I don't see why not?
    Posted by Chaiaadmin|February 4, 2019
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  • Tzippy

    Amazing!

    I like it even better than regular baked ziti!
    Posted by TzippyBishop |2018-12-30 15:24:07
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    Chaia Frishman
    It's so easy, right?
    Posted by Chaiaadmin|January 1, 2019
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  • gitty normile

    Looks great but...

    Before taking a bite into that delicious ziti how about a bracha?
    Posted by [email protected] |2018-11-22 09:21:15
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    Chaia Frishman
    Hi Gitty, Thanks for your comments. The halacha is that you are not supposed to say shem Hashem for entertainment purposes- ie- a video that isn't about teaching people how to make a bracha (like ours, which are about how to make a recipe). Also, we often have multiple takes at a video shoot and we can't have them repeating the bracha. The person in the video can make the bracha off camera if they are eating the food. We don't have to include the full bracha in the video and in fact some rabbonim say you shouldn't do that- including Rav Forst. I assure you that our leaving out brachos is not due to trying to look professional, but due to actual halacha. That said, we are working on adding a disclaimer so the audience is aware of that.
    Posted by Chaiaadmin|November 22, 2018
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  • sarah

    yummy

    so easy and yummy! Thank you for all the great shortcuts!
    Posted by swolpin |2018-07-19 16:33:36
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    Chaia Frishman
    Thanks for being a great kosher.com fan!
    Posted by Chaiaadmin|July 19, 2018
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    Posted by Renee Schwartz |2018-07-09 16:42:52
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  • Tova

    D-Licious!!

    Actually thought it tasted better than regular baked ziti. Maybe because it cooked in the milk and became so creamy. Thanks to Shaindy for the tip on making it in a foil pan- it made a perfect Thursday night no mess supper!
    Posted by tovaa |2017-12-01 03:08:55
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    Chaia Frishman
    Thanks!!! Will pass along your compliments.
    Posted by Chaiaadmin|December 1, 2017
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  • Esther

    faked ziti

    In the video it says to turn the flame to high. In the instructions it says to simmer on low. Which is correct?
    Posted by bobbyesther |October 19, 2017
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    Chaia Frishman
    Definitely low is safer with noodles. I would say bring to a boil and then lower to simmer.
    Posted by Chaiaadmin|October 20, 2017
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  • Shaindy

    Quick & Easy

    Kids loved it! I added more water as my kids like it less chewy. P.S. I did half a recipe it in a disposable deep 5x7 pan. (Yes, I put the pan on the flame and cooked in it instead of using a pot.) All I had to wash up was a spoon!!! :)
    Posted by sha1ndyp |2017-09-04 21:19:12
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    Chaia Frishman
    You had me at easy clean up...
    Posted by Chaiaadmin|September 4, 2017
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  • Dina

    Delicious

    Tastes just like baked ziti. Great for those without a milchig oven.
    Posted by Dee6334 |2017-04-26 18:54:46
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    Chaia Frishman
    Yes! And one pot clean up is always a plus. Thanks Dina!
    Posted by Chaiaadmin|April 26, 2017
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  • BARB

    Delicious and fastest supper ever!

    Best recipe ever. For those days when you are in such a rush, kids are starving, and you have no idea what to make for supper. Tastes delicious as well! Thank you!
    Posted by chai18 |2017-04-24 21:51:31
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    Chaia Frishman
    Thanks Barb. It sure is a popular one.
    Posted by Chaiaadmin|April 24, 2017
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  • Devorah Zaks

    Super easy and so delicious!

    Brilliant idea and so delicious. Takes just a few minutes to throw together and the taste is spot on! Thank you Esti for this winner of recipe!
    Posted by Devorah Z |2017-03-05 04:47:45
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    Chaia Frishman
    And thank YOU Devorah for taking the time to give us feedback.
    Posted by Chaiaadmin|March 6, 2017
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  • Jersey  girl

    it really is “so good!”
    Posted by leahlnj |2021-05-13 22:53:04
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  • Tami Green

    Was yummmm and super easy!!
    Posted by Tams |2021-04-18 06:54:19
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  • Miri Weiss

    amazing!!!!
    Posted by qwertyuiop |2021-04-05 17:52:12
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  • njiosglb fhdslbnivsdk

    I made this for my picky kids, everybody wanted doubles!!!
    Posted by r3geqfhiduberf |2021-04-05 17:19:50
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  • Shmuel Weiss

    wow!!
    Posted by gefilta |2021-04-05 17:15:32
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  • Chana

    Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmm its awesome
    Posted by Chana loves to cook |2020-12-31 11:39:18
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  • Melody Trachor

    SOAMAZING!!!!

    First of all, (you can make this gluten- free, just substitute the pasta out for gluten- free pasta.) This recipe is amazing!!! So creamy!!! my family usually has this at least once a week! I recommend this to everyone, besides for the fact that it is sooooo simple and easy to make!!!! If you haven't made this, you need to at once!!!
    Posted by #cooking |2020-07-09 21:39:26
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  • Miri

    wonderful!!!!!!!!!

    Most creamy, gooey, heaven, yummy pasta ever!!!! not kidding, it made my day! (not just about the taste, also the draining.)
    Posted by Piata |2020-07-06 13:25:29
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    0
    0
  • Adina

    Delicous!

    Great recipe! I would skip the cooking in milk and just cook the pasta regularly and drain. I ended up with one burnt pot that took some serious elbow grease to clean (even after soaking overnight)! I also prefer a heavier sauce to cheese ratio, but overall, a delicious and easy to whip up lunch or dinner!
    Posted by CookingHealthy225 |2020-05-28 11:52:03
    Replies:
    Esther Leah
    A trick that I learned to easily clean a burnt pot. Pour a generous amount of baking soda into your pot. Pour water into the pot to cover just a little bit more than the burnt area. Allow the water to boil for a few minutes and let the pot cool slightly. Pour off the water and wash the burnt area out. If it doesn't come off completely, repeat the process. (Sometimes you have to do it two more times if the pot is really burnt badly). It usually comes completely out. Good luck. (I really burnt my cholent pot badly. It took three tries and a bit of "elbow grease", but it all came out).
    Posted by Esther Leah|June 2, 2020
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  • Chaya  Djian

    how long does it take to absorb the liquid?
    Posted by #1 Baker |July 22, 2021
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  • Esther

    faked ziti

    In the video it says to turn the flame to high. In the instructions it says to simmer on low. Which is correct?
    Posted by bobbyesther |October 19, 2017
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    Chaia Frishman
    Definitely low is safer with noodles. I would say bring to a boil and then lower to simmer.
    Posted by Chaiaadmin|October 20, 2017
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