I just love cheesy pasta dishes, and making a single-serving version is one of my favorite things to do for lunch. Baked Ziti is so simple to do.
For the pasta, you can make it a couple of ways. For baked ziti, usually I go with penne pasta, but you can use rotini or even elbow pasta. Usually, I just use the 60-second Barilla pastas to make a single-serving. Personally, they aren’t my favorites because they tend to come out a little harder than I like, but they are super convenient.
Pasta for One Serving
If you aren’t a fan of them either, I recommend making pasta in the microwave like I did in this recipe. I recommend using 1 cup of pasta and using enough water to cover it and then following the directions I gave in that post.
When your pasta is ready, then it’s time to make your ziti. For the “cheesy” part, you can use sour cream, cottage cheese, or ricotta. I always have cottage cheese in the fridge, so that’s what I used. But, I’ve made this with sour cream and ricotta as well, and it always comes out delicious.
Single Serving Baked Ziti
In a microwave-safe cereal bowl, layer the ingredients:
- mozzarella cheese
- cottage cheese
Mix it all up and add a second layer of sauce over the top to prevent any pasta from drying out during the cooking process. Then, microwave it for about 2-3 minutes to melt everything together.
After it comes out of the microwave, add some mozzarella cheese over the top. I have found if you add the mozzarella before cooking it, it can burn and get hard on top of the pasta when you cook it for 2-3 minutes. So, it’s best to wait until it comes out to add it.
This Microwave Single Serving Baked Ziti is an easy dish for both lunch and dinner. You can substitute the Barilla 60-second pastas instead of making your own. You can also use rotini, elbow pasta, or even farfalle instead of penne pasta.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 497 Total Fat: 14g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 6g Cholesterol: 34mg Sodium: 1773mg Carbohydrates: 69g Fiber: 9g Sugar: 21g Protein: 25g
This Microwave Single Serving Baked Ziti is an easy dish for both lunch and dinner.
You can substitute the Barilla 60-second pastas instead of making your own.
You can also use rotini, elbow pasta, or even farfalle instead of penne pasta.