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Baked Ziti Casserole

With its rich Italian flavor and generous combination of cheeses, it's hard to believe this pasta entree is light. this simple, meatless baked ziti is made up of six ingredients. It's sure to become a favorite with your family.—Paula Zsiray, Logan, Utah
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) ziti or small tube pasta
  • 1 large 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 shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain pasta; set aside. In a small bowl, combine the egg, ricotta and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese.
  • Spread 1 cup spaghetti sauce in a 13x9-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.
  • Cover and bake at 375° for 45-50 minutes or until heated through.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 284 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 508mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 17g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat, 1 vegetable.

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