Baked Ziti Recipe

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


Submitted by leighla17

Makes 10 servings



Warm, gooey, and surprisingly not THAT bad for you!

Recipe Ingredients for Baked Ziti

16 oz. whole wheat penne
2 cup cottage cheese
2 eggs
1/2 cup parmesan cheese, freshly shredded
3 1/2 cup Meaty Bolognese Sauce
3/4 tsp cornstarch
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 cup heavy cream
3/4 cup 2% milk
1 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, freshly grated
1 tbsp basil
1 tsp black pepper

Recipe Directions for Baked Ziti

  1. Combine cottage cheese, eggs, and 1/4 C. parmesan cheese in a small bowl. Set aside. Grease a 13x9 baking pan and set that aside as well.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add pasta and cook only 5 or 6 minutes. (You want it to half-cook now, and do the rest of the cooking in the oven. This prevents it from getting mushy.)

  3. Drain pasta in colander, and return now-empty pot to stove over medium-low to medium heat. Add cornstarch, garlic powder, cream, and milk. Bring to a simmer and cook until thickened, 3-4 minutes.

  4. Remove cream sauce from heat, and add cottage cheese mixture along with 1 C. tomato sauce and 1 C. mozzarella cheese. Stir to combine, then add pasta. Stir to coat thoroughly with the sauce.

  5. Transfer pasta to prepared baking dish, and spread evenly in dish. Pour remaining 2 1/2 C. tomato sauce over top, and spread in even layer. Sprinkle chopped basil, freshly ground pepper, and remaining 1/4 C. parmesan over the top. Then sprinkle with remaining 1/2 C. mozzarella (feel free to use more if you like it super cheesy!)

  6. Cover dish tightly with foil and bake 45 minutes. Remove from oven and take foil off top of dish. Bake an additional 15 minutes uncovered, then remove from oven and serve.

Categories

Pasta, Pork, Main Dish, Italian, Super Bowl, Bake

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 222.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
383
Calories from Fat
117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
13.0g
20%
Saturated Fat
6.2g
31%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
74mg
25%
Sodium
624mg
26%
Potassium
112mg
3%
Total Carbohydrates
41.4g
14%
Dietary Fiber
6.3g
25%
Sugars
4.1g
Protein
26.4g
Vitamin A 20% Vitamin C 14%
Calcium 28% Iron 24%
* 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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Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
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