Baked Ziti Casserole Recipe
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Baked Ziti Casserole Recipe

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With its rich Italian flavor and generous combination of cheeses, it's hard to believe this pasta entree is light. Paula Zsiray of Logan, Utah shared the recipe for her simple six-ingredient specialty. It's sure to become a favorite with your family.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) ziti or small tube pasta
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 carton (15 ounces) part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1 jar (28 ounces) meatless spaghetti sauce
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Nutritional Facts

One serving equals 284 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 43 mg cholesterol, 508 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 17 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat, 1 vegetable.

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain pasta; set aside. In a small bowl, combine the egg, ricotta and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese.
  2. Spread 1 cup spaghetti sauce in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Top with a third of the pasta, half of the ricotta mixture, 2/3 cup mozzarella cheese, 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese and 1 cup sauce. Repeat layers of pasta, ricotta mixture and mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese. Top with remaining pasta, sauce mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese.
  3. Cover and bake at 375° for 45-50 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Baked Ziti Casserole in Light & Tasty February/March 2004, p61

Nutritional Facts

One serving equals 284 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 43 mg cholesterol, 508 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 17 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat, 1 vegetable.

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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Reviewed Jan. 4, 2014

We enjoyed the recipe, but would probably add more cheese amongst the layers for next time. We like when it sticks together. I agree with the comment that the high quality sauces make a difference too.

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Reviewed May. 17, 2013

my husband and son liked this. Next time I make it I will double the sauce, it seemed dry to me.

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Reviewed Jun. 4, 2012

Love this recipe.I did add some minced garlic for more flavor and it turned out delicious.This one is a keeper.

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Reviewed Mar. 5, 2012

great and easy

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Reviewed Jul. 15, 2011

LOVE this ziti. everyone alway requests it. reminds me a lot of sbarro's ziti (which is may favorite) was so excited when i found this one. been making it for years now. simple, easy and feeds a lot of hungry people.

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