Hg's Takes-The-Cake Ziti Bake Recipe

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Submitted by weggy485

Makes 4 servings



Have Your Bake and Ziti Too... When you find yourself craving a hearty and decadent pasta dish, don't head out to your local Italian eatery -- make this! It's got real pasta and LOADS of flavor, plus it's much lighter than anything you'll pick up at a trattoria.

Recipe Ingredients for HG's Takes-the-Cake Ziti Bake

5 oz. (about 1 1/2 cups) uncooked whole-wheat or high-fiber ziti or penne pasta
1 cup thinly sliced onion
2 cups chopped brown mushrooms
1 tbsp. chopped garlic
2 cups fresh spinach
3/4 cup low-fat/light ricotta cheese
2 tbsp. chopped fresh basil
1 1/2 cups canned crushed tomatoes
1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp. shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
2 Tb g Parmesan [108149] oz

Recipe Directions for HG's Takes-the-Cake Ziti Bake

  1. Directions:

  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

  3. Prepare pasta al dente according to package directions. Drain well, place in a large bowl, and set aside.

  4. Meanwhile, bring an extra-large skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium heat on the stove. Add onion and, stirring occasionally, cook until slightly softened, about 3 minutes. Add mushrooms and garlic, and raise temperature to medium high. Continue to cook, stirring often, until mushrooms are soft, about 3 minutes.

  5. Add spinach to the skillet and, stirring often, cook until spinach has wilted and excess moisture has evaporated, about 8 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in ricotta cheese and basil.

  6. Transfer contents of the skillet to the bowl with the cooked pasta. Add tomatoes and 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese. Toss gently to mix.

  7. Spray an 8" X 8" baking pan with nonstick spray, and carefully fill with contents of the bowl. Evenly top with Parm-style topping and remaining 2 tbsp. mozzarella cheese.

  8. Bake in the oven until entire dish is hot and cheese on top has melted, about 15 minutes. Allow to cool slightly, and then serve and enjoy!

  9. MAKES 4 SERVINGS

Categories

Pasta, Main Dish, Italian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 285.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
329
Calories from Fat
82
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
9.1g
14%
Saturated Fat
5.2g
26%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
34mg
11%
Sodium
468mg
20%
Potassium
299mg
9%
Total Carbohydrates
40.5g
13%
Dietary Fiber
7.8g
31%
Sugars
9.4g
Protein
21.9g
Vitamin A 54% Vitamin C 23%
Calcium 44% Iron 21%
* 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
B
  Good points
  • High in calcium
  • High in vitamin A
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