“Faked” Ziti

I haven’t posted a recipe in a little bit so I want to share a super versatile recipe that I just discovered last week. The recipe was posted on Kosher.com with a video and was shared all over one of my Facebook groups. I have seen dozens and dozens of versions and variations that all look delicious. Everyone who posted agreed that the recipe was very easy, very tasty and a keeper! I did a fairly standard version for the first time and look forward to playing with it in the future.

The faked aspect of this recipe is that it only requires one pot, one cooking method and no draining. The recipe is therefore speedy and easy. Taste and cheesiness of the recipe can be adjusted as desired by changing the sauce and cheese.

“Faked” Ziti


1 box pasta (16 oz.)
2 cups milk
2 cups water
1/2 jar of sauce (marinara or other)
8 Oz shredded cheese


Add the pasta to a medium sized pot with the milk and water. Cook on high and stir frequently to avoid sticking, until all the liquid is mostly absorbed about 15 minutes. Add the sauce and cheese and stir well until melted. Serve topped with grated parmesan if desired.

I used standard Penne pasta, whole milk, pasta primavera sauce and mixed shredded cheese (cheddar and mozzarella). I did not use parmesan as I had no good parmesan on hand. All of these components can be changed, the only important part of the recipe is the method. I served it with a Greek salad and had a delicious, quick and easy meal that took under 30 minutes to make from start to finish.


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