Baked Ziti Recipe

Looking for an easy Baked Ziti recipe? Learn how to make Baked Ziti using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by lkbooth

Makes 16 servings



http://www.melskitchencafe.com/2009/04/classic-baked-ziti.html

Recipe Ingredients for Baked Ziti

16 oz 1% cottage cheese
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
16 oz ziti
2 tablespoons olive oil
5 garlic cloves, finely minced
28 oz can tomato sauce
14 1/2 oz can diced tomatoes
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon dried basil
1 teaspoon sugar
1 Black pepper
2 teaspoon cornstarch
1 cup whole milk
8 ounces mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan or mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup beef broth
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
2 eggs, lightly beaten
3/4 tablespoons dried oregano
1 1/2 cloves garlic, finely minced
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoons ground black pepper
1 teaspoons dried basil
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
1 pounds ground turkey

Recipe Directions for Baked Ziti

  1. Adjust an oven rack to the middle position and heat the oven to 350 degrees. Whisk the cottage cheese, eggs and 1 cup of the paremsan cheese together in a medium bowl; set aside. Bring 4 quarts of water to boil in a large pot over high heat. Stir in 1 tablespoon salt and pasta; cook, stirring occasionally, until pasta begins to soften but is not yet cooked through, about 7 minutes (the pasta will finish cooking in the oven). Drain pasta and leave in colander. Do not wash the large pot.

  2. While the pasta is cooking, heat oil and garlic in a large skillet over medium heat until the garlic is fragrant but not browned, about 2 minutes. Stir in the tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, sugar, basil and oregano; simmer until thickened, about 10 minutes. Take off heat and season with salt and pepper to taste.

  3. Stir cornstarch into heavy cream and transfer mixture to the now-empty large pot the pasta cooked in. Set the pot over medium heat. Bring to a simmer and cook until thickened, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove pot from heat and add cottage cheese mixture, 1 cup of the simmered tomato sauce, and half of the mozzarella cubes, then stir to combine. Add pasta and stir to coat thoroughly with sauce.

  4. Transfer mixture to a 9X13-inch baking dish and spread remaining tomato sauce evenly over pasta. Sprinkle remaining mozzarella cubes and remaining 1/2 cup parmesan cheese over the top. Cover the baking dish with foil that has been lightly sprayed with cooking spray and bake for 30 minutes.

  5. Remove foil and continue to cook until the cheese is bubbling and beginning to brown, about 30 minutes longer. Cool for 10 minutes. Serve.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 219.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
318
Calories from Fat
105
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
11.7g
18%
Saturated Fat
4.3g
22%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
85mg
28%
Sodium
720mg
30%
Potassium
349mg
10%
Total Carbohydrates
31.1g
10%
Dietary Fiber
2.6g
10%
Sugars
5.1g
Protein
22.9g
Vitamin A 12% Vitamin C 12%
Calcium 19% Iron 16%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • High in selenium
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