Baked Beef Ziti

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 189.4
  • Total Fat: 9.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 44.6 mg
  • Sodium: 309.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 13.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.5 g
  • Protein: 12.7 g

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A great take on an American Classic A great take on an American Classic
Number of Servings: 8


    12 oz uncooked ziti
    1 tsp olive oil
    2 med garlic cloves
    1/3 pound ground lean beef
    1 tsp oregano
    1 tsp thyme
    1 tsp rosemary
    1/2 tsp salt
    1/2 tsp black pepper
    28 oz canned crushed tomatoes
    1 cup part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded


Preheat oven to 350 F.

Cook pasta according to package directions without added fat or salt; drain and set aside

Meanwhile, hat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat; add garlic and saute 2 min. Add beef and cook until browned, breaking up the meat as it cooks, about 3 to 5 min; drain off any fat and return pan to heat.

Add spices; stir to coat beef. Cook until herbs become fragrant, about 2 min. Add tomatoes and bring mixture to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 5 min.

Sppon a small amount of tomato mixture into the botom of the 4 quart casserole dish just enough to cover the surface. Top with half the cooked ziti and then layer with half of the remaining tomato sauce and half of the cheese. Layer remaining ziti on top and top with remaining sauce and cheese. Bake until cheese is golden and bubbly, about 30 min. Yields aboiut 1 cup per serving.

Serves: 8

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MARKSNILES.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was excellent. I used whole wheat pasta, added a whole pound of the extra lean ground beef, and 1/4 c. of parmesan on top for a more crusty texture. This added about 100 calories to the whole recipe, but more fiber. - 2/12/08

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    very good and easy. Freezes well also - 8/14/12

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    Thyme seemed too overpowering. Will try again eliminating the thyme and maybe a touch more of garlic. - 3/25/12

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    Very Good
    I made this, only substituting the tomotoes for spaghetti sauce. very good. I froze two servings for future use. - 1/17/11

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    Very Good
    My family really enjoyed this recipe! Since there are only 3 of us, I made it in two smaller baking dishes and we'll have it twice. Thank you! - 10/20/09