Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Creamy Baked Ziti

 

This is such a delicious dish, it’s a fun twist on an old favorite.  The addition of cream cheese and sour cream give this dish extra depth and zest.  Spinach adds earthy texture and smoked paprika throws it right over the edge!

Scroll through my pics for a quick visual tutorial…then print out my handy dandy recipe below.

Printable Recipe -----> HERE.

Get your noodles boiling and start your sauce…

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Meat Sauce before adding all the creamy yumness!

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Creamy deliciousness!  Sour Cream, Cream Cheese and Spinach…

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After all that creamy goodness has been mixed in, the sauce becomes a thick lighter colored sauce…oh so good!

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Stir your noodles into the sauce until you achieve the right “consistency”…don’t put in TOO many noodles, or it’ll be sauce-less ziti. :( 

Save any unused noodles for tomorrows lunch. :)

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Begin layering… noodle/sauce mixture…

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Then CHEESE!  Oh, I love cheese…I’m pretty sure I used WAY too much here… but you go ahead and do what feels right for you. :)

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I am not the only one in this house who loves cheese… she is my constant kitchen companion. :)

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All layered up and ready to be covered and baked… (P.S. – yes, those are peanut butter cookies… they were good too)

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Out of the oven and “setting up”.  Oh, dinner… delightful, creamy, noodly, saucy dinner. :)  yum!

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