Baked Ziti Recipe

| May 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

baked zitiI am always on the look out for quick healthy meals and Ziti is high up on our list. I recently come across quite a few recipes that use cottage cheese instead of ricotta. This baked ziti recipe was a hit – even with the kids ! Not only did we reduce the fat and calories but we made it healthier and easy to digest. For the Recipe and Ingredients visit Healthy Baked Ziti Recipe.

Basic Instructions: Center a rack in the oven and preheat the oven to 350° F.

Combine and Whisk cottage cheese, eggs, oregano, basil and 1 cup Parmesan together in a medium bowl; season with salt and pepper, then set aside.  Bring a large pot of water to boil.  Stir in 1 tablespoon salt and the pasta; cook until pasta as directed on the box or about 6-8 minutes.  Drain the pasta and leave in colander.

Once the pasta has cooled mix the pasta, sauce and cottage cheese, eggs, oregano, basil and Parmesan all together. Spread some sauce on the bottom of a 9?x13? glass baking dish. Pour the mixture into the glass dish.  Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes until hot and bubbly. Remove foil and top with Mozzarella cheese and bake another 10 minutes until lightly browned. Serves 8-10

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