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Baked Ziti: CHO-Style

Oh yes, it is another dinner recipe using Chobani Greek Yogurt.  I promise you that I am not getting compensated to write these  or anything, I just really like cooking with Greek yogurt.

I am a huge fan of noodles.  The only problem with me eating noodles all of the time is that I like my noodles pretty plain. Noodles and sauce.  Done.  Of course this leaves me with missing nutritional elements that I could be getting through adding other things into my pasta dish.  I do love carbs, but I don’t love being hungry again shortly after I eat.  One of the reasons why I like cooking with Greek yogurt is that it adds lots of protein to my meal – along with other nutrients. Protein is something that I know I don’t get enough of and am trying to add more of into my diet.  I really enjoy eating it through Greek  yogurt because it generally only enhances the flavor of the recipe, and I’m not eating a super filling, big, meaty, meal.

I naturally gravitated to the Baked Ziti on the Chobani recipes page  because it seemed easy and something that I would enjoy.  Noodles, duh.  You can find the recipehere. (Unfortunately this recipe is no longer listed 🙁 )

It was a little more difficult to make than I anticipated, but not too hard that it stopped me from making it.  It was not just putting noodles and sauce in a container, top with cheese and bake.  The fact that it was a bit more involved, though, I think made it more flavorful. Adding diced tomatoes, oregano, Greek yogurt and extra garlic definitely made it feel more like a home cooked meal.

 Chobani Ziti

Cho Ziti

I did like it quite a bit, but I think I would add more cheese next time.  I am from Wisconsin and all, so you know I love cheese.  Yes, I am that stereotypical cheese loving Wisconsinite.Other than that, the dish was good.  It reheats well too, so it is definitely a good candidate to make ahead and bring for lunches during the week.

Ease: B, not really anything difficult, there are just quite a few steps involved in making it.
Taste: A, solid dish.  Filling, but it doesn’t weigh you down.

Would I make it again? I think so.  Next time there will be more cheese added though 😉

8 Responses

  1. this looks delicious! I may need to try this recipe soon!

  2. This looks so good!
    I agree that there can never be too much cheese. I always add extra 🙂

    • A lot of the time I try to follow the recipe amount the first time around and then add my own extra cheesy amount the next time I make it. Love cheese.

  3. I just made baked ziti for dinner tonight! How funny. I’ll have my recipe up next week, but how interesting to make it with greek yogurt!

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