6 c. Ziti (16 oz), cooked 2 26 oz. jars, spaghetti sauce 2 c. (16 oz.) lowfat cottage cheese 2 c. (8 oz.) shredded part skim, mozarella cheese 1/4 c. chopped fresh parsley 1 egg, slightly beaten 1 t. salt 1 t. oregano 1/2 t. garlic powder 1/4 t. pepper 1/2 c. parmesan cheese
Combine cooked pasta, 2 cups of the spaghetti sauce, cottage cheese, mozarella cheese, parsley, egg, salt, oregano, garlic powder and pepper in a large bowl. Pour 1 c. spaghetti sauce into bottom of 9x13 casserole dish. Spread ziti mixture into casserole. Top with remaining sauce and top with parmesan cheese. Cover with foil and bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly.
I fed this to a crowd at my housewarming party without telling them it was low cal. Everyone loved it. Several went back for seconds. I used wheat pasta and put mozzarella cheese on top instead of parmasean. YUMMY!
instead of garlic powder-humidity made it clump, I used minced garlic and added fresh basil from my garden instead of parsley. Hubby said I could make it for him at least twice a month. He loved it and I found it fun to make.
This was definitely quick and easy and enjoyable, but a little bland. I made my pasta sauce from scratch to flavor it up a bit, but I think perhaps some garlic, red pepper flakes and add veggies might spice it up! :)
Just the best!!. Put the cottage cheese in food processor, creamed it. Instead of mixing all together, made it like lasagna. Everyone loved it. Had about 1.5 servings made a great meal with a salad