Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Lauch Day + Gluten Free Baked Ziti

Hello Blogosphere! 

Today is Launch Day here at "House 54" and I couldn't be more thrilled to begin sharing my stories, my create-little-somethings, and of course, all things Gluten Free! I've dreamed of this site for so long +  I couldn't be more jazzed to get started! 

Just a little recap before we begin...
Every Gluten Free recipe I use is either one I found online, saw someone cook up on The Food Network, or was passed down from a family member or friend. For those that were passed down or from The Food Network, most had to be 'adapted' (meaning swapping one non-gluten free ingredient for one that is G-Free), so that it could be "safe" for my family + I to eat.

To start things off, I'm going straight for one of my favorite + easiest recipes.
And guess how many "swaps" this one required?

Just ONE.

So without further ado...Here we go! :)


Just starting to eat Gluten Free + love italian food? This recipe is as easy as it gets! Throw it all in a bowl+ bake! No need to even bake the noodles! 

This will be one you make again and again -- especially on a day you just want to make something easy + stress free, and that tastes delicious!

To make this dish, first start by cracking one egg into a medium sized bowl. 

Then add one 15 oz. container of ricotta cheese.

Next, add 1 -1/2  cups of fresh shredded mozzarella cheese + 1/2 cup parmesan cheese. You can also buy a package of pre-shredded "italian blend" cheese, although I tend to stay away from any cheese that's processed now + shred the cheeses myself.

Add some salt + pepper for taste.

Stir everything until combined. 

Once you have combined your ricotta cheese mixture, next combine it with 2 (24 oz.) jars of spaghetti sauce (Gluten Free). I tend to use Classico.

Stir until combined. 

Last you'll add you pasta. The recipe calls for the noodles to be uncooked (which is how I tend to make it + requires the least amount of "fuss"). You can also cook the noodles and just cook the GF Baked Ziti for half the time or until the cheese is melted.

I used Tinkyada Brand Penne Pasta.

I found Tinkyada to be the best tasting brand + is now the ONLY one I recommend!

Add the GF Pasta Noodles to your bowl. Stir until combined. 

Put your Pasta + Sauce mixture into an 8 x 11 baking dish. Top it with some extra cheese. :)

Cook @ 375 degrees for 45 minutes or until the noodles are tender.

This is what it looks like going into the oven:

Voila! Pretty simple right? 

I hope you enjoy this Gluten Free Recipe + You enjoy looking around my new blog! :)

Enjoy GF! 

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  1. Thanks Katie! Ok, im dying to know, why "house 54"?

  2. Dawn -- it's a long story, as the number 54 is very meaningful to me and significant in my life (and for so many reasons). I intend to write more about that as time goes on, perhaps even in an FAQ, but until then, I'll leave you with the simplest answer. That's our address. ;)


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