Make This Easy Baked Vegan Ziti Recipe
I grew up eating baked ziti at least once a week, but it wasn’t until this year that I learned there was an easier, faster way to get things in the oven and on their way to my mouth. Instead of having multiple pots bubbling away on the stovetop before you even preheat the oven, I discovered a quick pasta hack that eliminates the need to use the stove top at all.
Thirty minutes before you start cooking, preheat the oven and put some dried pasta in a large bowl and cover it with boiling water. In a half hour your oven is preheated and your pasta is ready to be strained, mixed with sauce and cheese, and baked until bubbly and delicious. The soaking step eliminates the need to parboil the pasta, and as long as your sauce isn’t frozen you don’t need to heat it up before mixing everything together. This simple, streamlined baked ziti (or rigatoni, or whichever pasta you use) makes getting comfort food on the table a delicious possibility even on the busiest weeknights.
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