Baked Ziti with Cheese

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Tonight was so very much a pasta night.  After a long day of meetings, meetings…meetings, it was time to have a little easy and delicious treat.  Cheese, tomato sauce, béchamel, pasta and cheese.  What else do I have to tell you here?  This single-serve sized baked ziti is a quick way to have some delicious comfort food in not a lot of time.

If you multitask, it’s about 30 minutes from stovetop to oven to table, and this recipe is easy to scale up or down.  I made 2 servings so that I’d have a little left over, since I’ll want it again but it’s dangerous for me to have a giant pan of pasta lurking in my fridge waiting for me to devour it.

I took a little shortcut and put the milk in the microwave while my roux was cooking together.  It will seem a little thin, but don’t worry, the sauce thickens up a bit in the oven.  I used panko breadcrumbs on top to give it a nice little crunch and cooked it until it was brown and bubbly.  Delicious!  Get the Barilla recipe at AllRecipes.

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