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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 332.2
  • Total Fat: 11.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 40.0 mg
  • Sodium: 424.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 38.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.9 g
  • Protein: 22.7 g

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HG's Baked Ziti

Submitted by: DRAE2409
HG's Baked Ziti

Introduction

When you find yourself craving a hearty and decadent pasta dish, don't head out to your local Italian eatery -- make this! It's got real pasta and LOADS of flavor, plus it's much lighter than anything you'll pick up at a trattoria. When you find yourself craving a hearty and decadent pasta dish, don't head out to your local Italian eatery -- make this! It's got real pasta and LOADS of flavor, plus it's much lighter than anything you'll pick up at a trattoria.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    5 oz. (about 1 1/2 cups) uncooked whole-wheat or high-fiber ziti or penne pasta
    1 cup thinly sliced onion
    2 cups chopped brown mushrooms
    1 tbsp. chopped garlic
    2 cups fresh spinach
    3/4 cup low-fat/light ricotta cheese
    2 tbsp. chopped fresh basil
    1 1/2 cups canned crushed tomatoes
    1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp. shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
    2 tbsp. reduced-fat Parmesan-style grated topping

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Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Prepare pasta al dente according to package directions. Drain well, place in a large bowl, and set aside.

Meanwhile, bring an extra-large skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium heat on the stove. Add onion and, stirring occasionally, cook until slightly softened, about 3 minutes. Add mushrooms and garlic, and raise temperature to medium high. Continue to cook, stirring often, until mushrooms are soft, about 3 minutes.

Add spinach to the skillet and, stirring often, cook until spinach has wilted and excess moisture has evaporated, about 8 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in ricotta cheese and basil.

Transfer contents of the skillet to the bowl with the cooked pasta. Add tomatoes and 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese. Toss gently to mix.

Spray an 8" X 8" baking pan with nonstick spray, and carefully fill with contents of the bowl. Evenly top with Parm-style topping and remaining 2 tbsp. mozzarella cheese.

Bake in the oven until entire dish is hot and cheese on top has melted, about 15 minutes. Allow to cool slightly, and then serve and enjoy!

MAKES 4 SERVINGS

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user TRIXIE82.






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