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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 9
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 447.1
  • Total Fat: 11.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 73.3 mg
  • Sodium: 602.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 42.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.3 g
  • Protein: 42.2 g

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Healthier Baked Ziti- Sort of!

Submitted by: RMENTEER

Introduction

Original recipe came from www.skinnytaste.com, Low Fat Baked Ziti With Spinach.
I modified it to be quicker and easier, added shredded chicken for more protein, and used noodles I had on hand instead of Ziti noodles. Everyone loved it and 2 of the kids had seconds, so I guess I didn't screw it up! Yay! I love being able to get good nutrients into them, and they didn't even know it had spinach in it until they were into their 2nd helping and I told them how healthy it was!
Original recipe came from www.skinnytaste.com, Low Fat Baked Ziti With Spinach.
I modified it to be quicker and easier, added shredded chicken for more protein, and used noodles I had on hand instead of Ziti noodles. Everyone loved it and 2 of the kids had seconds, so I guess I didn't screw it up! Yay! I love being able to get good nutrients into them, and they didn't even know it had spinach in it until they were into their 2nd helping and I told them how healthy it was!

Number of Servings: 9

Ingredients

    16oz dry noodles, preferably a tube style of some sort, ziti, elbow, penne, etc. I used Barilla Plus Elbows
    1 large tomato (you can use all canned, I had a tomato I needed to use)
    12 oz Seasoned Diced Tomatoes (24 oz if you omit the fresh tomato)
    1 can Spinach
    4 cups Shredded Chicken (I always have some pre-cooked and frozen for meals like this)
    8oz Fat Free Cottage Cheese
    2 cups Part Skim Mozzarella Cheese, Shredded
    1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
    Oregano, basil, garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste

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Directions

Cook noodles as directed. While they cook place tomatoes (cut up in chunks if using fresh) and spinach into blender or food processor and bring to a crushed consistency. Add in your spices to taste.
Preheat oven to 375 and spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray
Drain noodles and return to pot. Add in the tomato mixture and stir. Then, add in all of the parmesan and cottage cheese and half of the mozzarella, stir. Add in chicken and stir. Pour into 9x13 pan and spread evenly. Top with remaining mozzarella. Cook for 30 minutes or until it begins to brown slightly. Allow to cool 5-10 minutes and cut into 9 pieces and serve.

Serving Size: Makes 9 servings 1 to 1 1/2 cups each

Number of Servings: 9

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user RMENTEER.






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