Baked Ziti Casserole

Baked Ziti Casserole

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"With its rich Italian flavor and generous combination of cheeses, it's hard to believe this pasta entree is light. Paula Zsiray of Logan, Utah shared the recipe for her simple six-ingredient specialty. It's sure to become a favorite with your family."
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  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain pasta; set aside. In a bowl, combine the egg, ricotta and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Spread 1 cup spaghetti sauce in a 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish coated with nonstick cooking spray. Top with a third of the pasta, half of the ricotta mixture, 2/3 cup mozzarella cheese, 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese and 1 cup sauce. Repeat layers of pasta, ricotta mixture and mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese. Top with remaining pasta, sauce mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese. Cover and bake at 375 degrees F for 45-50 minutes or until heated through.

Footnotes

  • Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals 284 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 43 mg cholesterol, 508 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 17 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat, 1 vegetable.

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I took advice from other reviews and added garlic and basil to the pasta before putting in dish. I used whole grain penne instead of the ziti and reduced the amount. I added ground beef as oth...

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This dish was okay, a little dry though. I reccomend using 2 cups of sauce where it says 1. Also, the pasta is a little bland so i would add some salt pepper basil and garlic to it before i use ...

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I took advice from other reviews and added garlic and basil to the pasta before putting in dish. I used whole grain penne instead of the ziti and reduced the amount. I added ground beef as oth...

With a few modifications, this recipe is perfect for a crowd! To combat potential blandness (as previous reviewers warned) I used an 8 oz can of spicy tomato sauce (RedPack brand) and an 8oz can...

This is a delicious and easy recipe, one I will be making again and again. I do have to agree with everyone who said that the recipe needs 2 jars of sauce, not one. After reading those reviews, ...

yummy. tastes like lasagna. but i have to leave out the ricotta and egg since my husband doesn't like ricotta cheese. I did everything as suggested except instead of spreading ricotta, I spri...

What a hit this made! I made it for a family with a 1 1/2 year old toddler and a 5 day old baby girl, to help them out as they're hands are full. I made it in one of those tins so when they're...

Made it and my wife, brother-in-law, and buddy enjoyed it! Everyone had a second helping. After reading a few of the comments I also added the following: browned 1 lb. of ground chicken chop...

This dish was okay, a little dry though. I reccomend using 2 cups of sauce where it says 1. Also, the pasta is a little bland so i would add some salt pepper basil and garlic to it before i use ...

I took the suggestion from one of the reviews to add extra sauce and it was delicious. I also added 1 lb hamburg and fresh basil, oregano and garlic to the sauce mixture. Its quite a large recip...

This tasted pretty good! I added half a pound of ground beef (which I cooked with half an onion and a few teaspoons of minced garlic) to the sauce. I seasoned the beef with basil, Creole seaso...

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