New Tra-Dish: Ragú No-Boil Baked Ziti

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The following post is sponsored by Ragú®

Put a fun new spin on a classic recipe and make a New Tra-Dish! Today’s dinner idea is brought to you by Sara Phillips over at SensiblySara.com.

Last week I let my boys make dinner – everything but putting it in/taking it out of the oven.  There was a little fighting over who was going to do what but that’s completely normal!

I was given the recipe and my goal was to make it my own.  I had purchased all the ingredients we needed to make Ragú No-Boil Baked Ziti.  James measured the water, added the Ragú, cottage cheese and mozzarella.  Colin stirred and added the noodles.  It was really nice to ‘cook’ for less than 10 minutes.

Each jar of Ragú® Old World Style® Traditional Sauce is packed with 11 juicy tomatoes, making it richer, thicker and just tastes better.

Ragú No-Boil Baked Ziti is the easiest recipe we (they) have made in a long time.  It really could all be done in the 9×13 baking dish, but I thought it would be better for James & Colin to mix in a bowl.

The meal was DELICIOUS!!!  We were supposed to put our own spin on the Ragú recipe I was given.  We made it our own ‘Tra-Dish’ by swapping the ricotta cheese with cottage cheese.  I was going to dice some onion and throw that in, but my boys said no.

Ingredients

  • 1 jar (1 lb. 8 oz.) Ragú® Chunky Pasta Sauce
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 1 container (15 oz.) cottage cheese
  • 1 pkg shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 12 ounces uncooked pasta

Directions

Preheat oven to 400°

Mix Ragú and water in bowl. Stir in cottage cheese, 1/2 package of mozzarella cheese, some Parmesan cheese, and then uncooked ziti noodles.

Pour the ziti mixture into 13 x 9-inch baking dish. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for about 55 minutes.

Remove foil and top with the other 1/2 of mozzarella cheese.
Bake uncovered for more 5 minutes.
Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

ENJOY!

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