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4 ingredient Baked Ziti

A cozy rainy Monday here…..we have had a lot of rain lately….but for some reason…I kind of love it. It tends to keep me on task and productive for some reason…it may be because of yoga pants….because rainy days=yoga pants…always:) I hope you had a great weekend. Hubs and I did a fun quick project on Saturday…that will post soon on the True Value blog. It is such a great beginner wood working project….I wish I could show you now!! I will let you know when it is up on the True Value blog so that you can build it yourself. Today I am sharing a crazy easy weeknight dinner for the fam. Serve it up with a green salad and you are done:)

“O.M.G. Mom…you have NEVER baked this before…this is the best thing ever…” –my peanut

Seriously? Had I NEVER baked this pasta before? I really couldn’t believe that….because it has GOT to be one of thee EASIEST things in the world to put together…. 4 really good ingredients is all it takes…and about 10 minutes of your time….you too can be a rockstar in your home. You’re welcome:)

I say to use GOOD ingredients because they do make all the difference…especially in a recipe that is as simple and quick as this baked ziti.

4 ingredient baked ziti @cleverlyinspired


Local peeps…I have fallen in LOVE with LotsaPasta on Shelbyville Rd in St. Matthews….I used to shop there all the time….and now since my kiddos school is right down the block it is super convenient once again. They have the best sauces and bread….along with a TON of other specialty products. I would search out a good Italian market wherever you live….it is so worth the time!


4 ingredient baked ziti @cleverlyinspired (1)


Here is what you will need:

28 oz high quality tomato sauce

1 box/bag penne pasta cooked al dente

10 slices fresh mozzerella

8 slices fresh provolone


4 ingredient baked ziti @cleverlyinspired (2)


You could add in some cooked sausage to make it a whole meal….add in a bit more sauce if you do….

4 ingredient Baked Ziti

Tracie at CleverlyInspired
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6


  • 28 oz high quality tomato sauce
  • 1 box/bag penne pasta cooked al dente
  • 10 slices fresh mozzerella
  • 8 slices fresh provolone


  • Cook and drain pasta
  • In a square baker, pour 1.5 C sauce
  • Top with drained penne
  • Top with remaining sauce, stir gently so noodles are covered
  • Top with cheeses
  • Loosely cover with foil
  • Bake 375 for 15 minutes
  • Uncover and bake additional 15 minutes until slightly browned



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Make some tonight….it makes people smile;) Smiling is always good on a Monday:)


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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes...all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha's Circle of trusted bloggers.

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