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Ziti Bake Recipe

Ziti Bake Recipe

Many of my casserole recipes have been frowned upon by my children, but they give a cheer when they hear we're having Baked Ziti for supper. I've tried to incorporate more meatless meals into our menus. No one misses the meat in this one. Even the leftovers are well-liked.—Charity Burkholder, Pittsboro, Indiana.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups uncooked ziti or small tube pasta
  • 1-3/4 cups meatless spaghetti sauce, divided
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) 4% cottage cheese
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • 1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine 3/4 cup spaghetti sauce, cottage cheese, 1 cup mozzarella cheese, egg, parsley, oregano, garlic powder and pepper. Drain pasta; stir into cheese mixture.
  • 2. In a greased 8-in. square baking dish, spread 1/4 cup spaghetti sauce. Top with pasta mixture, remaining sauce and mozzarella cheese.
  • 3. Cover and bake at 375° for 45 minutes. Uncover; bake 5-10 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 160°. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cup: 289 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 60mg cholesterol, 616mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 3g fiber), 18g protein .

Reviews for Ziti Bake

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MY REVIEW
mamaknowsbest
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2014

"This is like combining spaghetti, lasagna and pizza into one mouthwatering dish! I needed to make dinner for 6 teenagers so I added an extra cup of cottage cheese, a box of frozen spinach and pepperoni to extend the dish to a 11x9 dish. It got rave reviews and the dish was complete eaten. Adults and teens alike will like this dish!"

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chahnon
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2013

"I made this for family and friends for the time and everyone loved it! I will definitely use this recipe again. I did change it up a little bit ...I used 16 oz of cottage cheese, a 2 cup bag of cheese, 26 oz of sauce in the mixture and an 8 oz can was used for the bottom of the pan and poured on top before going in the oven. Also, I added 2 chicken breasts that I sliced up (just small enough to cook it faster) and sautéed it using Adobo w/ pepper by GOYA (or your favorite all season salt) & avocado oil (or olive oil). Finally, I chopped up the chicken and some sliced ham and added it to the mixture."

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maxster629
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2013

"I really loved this recipe. It was quick and easy. I did, however, substitute the hamburger for Italian Pork Sausage for different flavor."

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karit
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2013

"Excellent Recipe, easy to make, our family including little one love it."

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mdda
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2013

"My family absolutely loved this recipe!!!! And it was so easy to fix! The only change I made to this recipe was that I put it in a 9-inch baking dish; instead of, an 8-inch. I served the Baked Ziti with fried chicken tenders. Delicious!!!!"

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Smika
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2012

"This is a great recipe--quick and easy to assemble. I made this a few days ago and everyone liked it. The only change i made was that I made my own sauce instead of using jarred sauce. Came out wonderful and the kids even reheated the leftovers later that day."

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lgibbs101
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2012

"Wonderful. Defiantly a keeper. Added sausage and a pinch of red pepper flake."

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Agy89
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2012

"I made this recipe tonight and my family loved it."

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agnes24
Reviewed May. 12, 2011

"We all loved it!"

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cobysmom
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2010

"MY SUPER PICKY EATER LOVED THIS ONE SO I KNEW IT HAD TO BE ADDED NOW WE EAT IT ONCE A WEEK AT LEAST"

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LadybugDiva
Reviewed May. 24, 2010

"Hubby and daughter are picky so I left out the onions and mushrooms and added hamburger meat. Made spaghetti noodles for hubby cause he won't eat any other noodles. Daughter and I just loved it though. I'm going to have to make it again with onions and mushrooms in it."

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myshiloh
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2010

"Simple and delicious. Our family of 7 loved it. I particularly love how healthy it is (w/fat-free cottage cheese & fat-free mozzarella). Perfect amount of food for our family."

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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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