Protein Power Baked Ziti Recipe

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


Submitted by tonycog

Makes 8 servings



From: The New Abs Diet Cookbook This recipe turns a carb bomb into a muscle-building feast that keeps blood sugar balanced.

Recipe Ingredients for Protein Power Baked Ziti

1/2 pound whole wheat penne pasta
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 large onion, chopped
1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
28 ounces tomato
2 teaspoons italian seasoning
1 cup shredded reduced-fat mozzarella cheese

Recipe Directions for Protein Power Baked Ziti

  1. Coat a 2 1/2-quart baking dish with cooking spray. Preheat oven to 350F.

  2. Cook the ziti according to the package directions. Place in a large bowl.

  3. Heat a skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat. Add the chicken, and cook for five minutes or until browned on all sides. Place the cooked chicken in a bowl.

  4. Spray the skillet again and cook the onion and sundried tomatoes for 5 minutes until soft. During the last minute, add in the garlic. Add the vinegar and cook for 3 minutes, stirring to loosen any bits that may be sticking to the pan. Stir in the canned tomatoes (including puree), Italian seasoning, and chicken. Simmer for 15 minutes. Add to the bowl with the ziti and toss.

  5. Place half of the ziti mixture in the baking dish and top with a half-cup of cheese. Add the remaining ziti, top with the remaining cheese, and bake for 25 minutes.

Categories

Pasta, Main Dish, Italian, Bake

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 227.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
277
Calories from Fat
73
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
8.1g
12%
Saturated Fat
3.1g
16%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
59mg
20%
Sodium
135mg
6%
Potassium
431mg
12%
Total Carbohydrates
26.7g
9%
Dietary Fiber
4.6g
18%
Sugars
3.7g
Protein
25.7g
Vitamin A 19% Vitamin C 25%
Calcium 14% Iron 13%
* 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
  • Low in sodium
  • High in niacin
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