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Baked Ziti

Baked Ziti is a favorite comfort food in my house. It's cheesy and hearty and perfect when you want a substantial meal on a cold evening. It makes for great leftovers as well!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Cooling Time 5 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 388 kcal

Ingredients

  • 10 ounces ziti uncooked
  • 28 ounces crushed tomatoes
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 2 Tbsp basil
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 cups mushrooms canned or fresh
  • 8 ounces lowfat cottage cheese (1%)
  • 12 ounces Boca veggie crumbles or ground turkey/beef per your preference
  • 16 ounces roasted red peppers packed in water
  • 1 cup onion chopped, raw
  • 12 ounces light Mozzerella cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray a 9x13-inch baking pan with oil spray.

  2. In a large pot of salted water, cook pasta according to instructions until al dente  Drain and return to pot.

  3. Meanwhile spray a medium saucepan with nonstick spray and sauté garlic. Add crumbles, mushrooms, onions, red peppers, salt, pepper and crushed tomatoes. Season with basil, salt and pepper and cook 5 minutes.

  4. Add sauce to the pasta and combine. Add half of the mozzarella, Parmesan cheese and cottage cheese. Mix well then transfer to the baking pan.

  5. Pour the pasta mixture into the prepared pan and spread evenly. Top with the remaining mozzarella and cover with foil.

  6. Bake for 30 minutes, or until mozzarella is melted and the edges are lightly browned. Let it cool 5 minutes before serving.

Recipe Notes

Points Information per serving:

Freestyle - 7 SP

Beyond the Scale - 7 SP

Nutrition Facts
Baked Ziti
Amount Per Serving
Calories 388 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 1496mg65%
Potassium 976mg28%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 33g66%
Vitamin A 785IU16%
Vitamin C 38.4mg47%
Calcium 502mg50%
Iron 3.7mg21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.