Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Double Sauce Baked Ziti and Iron Foodie


After Baby M came home from the hospital, our local church members were so kind to bring us meals for a while as we got adjusted to FINALLY having him home, and dealing with all his medical equipment.  One of our neighbors brought this ziti dish over that was amazing!  I asked her for the recipe, and . . . never got it.  So I did my best to mimic it, and I think I did a great job!

With the tiny bit of alfredo sauce added into it, gives it just enough creaminess and extra flavor.  And another perk?  Freezable.  Yup, my kind of dish.  Covered in cheese and able to freeze. :)

Posted at: http://recipesofacheapskate.blogspot.com
  • 1 pkg ziti/rigatoni pasta
  • 1/2 jar red pasta sauce
  • about 1 cup alfredo sauce
  • grated mozzarella cheese
Preheat your oven to 350degs.  Boil your pasta.  When your pasta is finished cooking, drain and add your pasta sauce.  You want just enough to coat the pasta.  Spoon 1/2 the pasta into a 9x13 pan.  Spread the alfredo sauce in a very thin, thin layer over the pasta.  Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese, and then add the rest of the pasta.  Sprinkle with some more cheese and bake for about 30 minutes.

If you want to freeze, you can freeze as is, or prepare the dish in two 8x8 pans.  Freeze one and cook the other!

And now. . .my application for. . .


Iron Foodie 2010 | Here's Why that will be me:
MarxFoods.com -- Fine Bulk Foods The Foodie BlogRoll

Ala cuisine! 

Ok, so I'm not a Japanese man, who has a kitchen stadium.  Boy howdy, I love that show. 

However, Foodie Blog Roll, and Marx Foods have joined forces to bring to the world Iron Foodie 2010.  And I want to play. :)  Here is my official application:
  1. Why do you want to compete in this challenge?  My blog is titled "Recipes of a Cheapskate", and I don't often post recipes that involve high end or exotic foods.  The opportunity to expose myself and my readers to something high end would be quite the treat for all involved!
  2. Limitations of time/space notwithstanding, whose kitchen would you like to spend the day in & why?  Steven Raichlen of Primal Grill.  Oh boy, how I drool every time I watch that show! The fact that his kitchen is outside, and he deals with meat and fire.  That just makes my heart happy. 
  3. What morsel are you most likely to swipe from family & friends’ plates when they aren’t looking?  I'm honestly not a person who swipes from others.  I asked my husband what he thought, and he laughed and said he couldn't see me doing that.  But I love bread. . .especially cheesy garlic bread, or a chunk of crusty sour dough. 
  4. Sum your childhood up in one meal.  Sweet soup.  A warm mixture of home canned peaches, pears, cherries, apricots, and different spices.
  5. The one mainstream food you can’t stand? Squeeze cheese.  Yuck.  I wish they would get rid of it!


  1. This looks delicious! Best of luck in the contest!! :)

  2. Hey really looks like Delicious.
    Thanks for share.

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  3. That looks delicious! I am still on a hunt for a good ziti recipe. I am going to try this one for sure.

  4. Good luck in the contest. I just did the one at Joanne's for Marx Food and I'm still enjoying the ingredients. I know you will too.

    I'm right there with you on Raichlen. I've got several of his books.

    This pasta looks like the ultimate comfort food. Great post.

  5. A good ziti recipe is so wonderful -- great comfort food :) Thanks!

  6. I'm trying this tonight! With the addition of some browned mild Italian sausage...


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