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Recipe by Esty Wolbe

Faked Ziti

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Dairy Dairy
Easy Easy
4 Servings
Allergens
25 Minutes
Diets

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!   See More Quick Supper Ideas Leftover Eggrolls Cheesy Orzo Mac and Cheese Individual Pizzas Quesadillas

Ingredients

Main ingredients

  • 8 ounces shredded cheese

  • pinch of salt

Directions

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

Faked Ziti

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Kosher Cook
Kosher Cook
4 days ago

Don’t leave the kitchen- I did and some of the pasta stuck to the bottom of the pot. This requires frequent stirring.

Kosher Cook
Kosher Cook
Reply to  Kosher Cook
4 days ago

Also use a flavorful tomato sauce- Trader Joe’s Roasted Garlic marinara is my favorite.

ms
ms
5 months ago

My 9 year old just made this for the family for supper tonight in honor of my birthday! Delicious! Not a noodle was left!!!! And she was so proud she was able to do it alone!!!!

Adrienne Harrison
Adrienne Harrison
8 months ago

Has anyone test this recipe with a GF pasta?

Avigael Levi
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Reply to  Adrienne Harrison
8 months ago

Not to my knowledge, but I’ve swapped out regular pasta for GF pasta in many recipes and it’s been perfect. Shouldn’t be an issue, just cook the pasta according to it’s directions

chaya Orgel
chaya Orgel
8 months ago

My kids love it.
its delicious
thnx

Avigael Levi
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Reply to  chaya Orgel
8 months ago

The best comment 😀

Ruthie
Ruthie
10 months ago

soo good and east the kids really loved it it was a total wipeout !!!!🥔🧅🥦🍆🌶️🫚

Avigael Levi
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Reply to  Ruthie
8 months ago

Esty’s recipes always are a hit!

Renee Temin
Renee Temin
1 year ago
Chaya
Chaya
2 years ago

Can I use 2% milk instead of whole milk?

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eoo{mous
eoo{mous
Reply to  Chaya
2 years ago

I assume you got your answer already, but yes, I have done it with 2% and it comes out great.

Raquel
Raquel
Reply to  eoo{mous
2 years ago

Yes, you can use any type of milk you like.

Chaya Djian
Chaya Djian
2 years ago

how long does it take to absorb the liquid?

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Raquel
Raquel
Reply to  Chaya Djian
2 years ago

Not long- maybe 10 minutes

Esther
Esther
6 years ago

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?

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Cnooymow{shman
Cnooymow{shman
Reply to  Esther
6 years ago

Definitely low is safer with noodles. I would say bring to a boil and then lower to simmer.

chaikel bialo
chaikel bialo
1 year ago

amazing i make it evry motzei shabbos and even during the week its amazing!!!!!!!!!

Toby F
Toby F
1 year ago

MY family loves it! I make it so often, my kids know the recipe by heart and they each get a chance to make it! Gets finished in seconds, with barely any clean up! Thanks, Esti!

hindi
hindi
2 years ago

soooo delicious!!!!
i made it a tonz of times and never get tired of it…

Shira
Shira
2 years ago

This was a quick, no fail, easy- clean up recipe.
I made it as a picky- kid friendly recipe for shavous.

Rivkie Chase
Rivkie Chase
2 years ago

A real go to in our house when supper & a bajillion other things have to happen simultaneously!

D. Schiff
D. Schiff
2 years ago

Can I use whole wheat penne noodles instead of regular? If so would it need to cook for a longer time period?

Chaya
Chaya
2 years ago

TASTES GREAT

elisheva maler
elisheva maler
2 years ago

my kids love it to pieces it’s so creamy and delicious

shaindy
shaindy
2 years ago

Delicious!!

Shoshana Friedman
Shoshana Friedman
2 years ago

It was delish, thank you! Just had to add more liquid than the recipe said.

Linda
Linda
3 years ago

Delish?….. could this b made in a disposable roasting pan?? .. no pot to wash??

piata salamon
Reply to  Linda
2 years ago

I did it in a disposable pan and it came out perfect.