Recipes, memories and random thoughts from my kitchen
Monday, April 30, 2007
Baked Ziti Casserole
Here's what I made for supper tonight. It was easy and very tasty. I adapted the recipe from a Light & Tasty cookbook.
BAKED ZITI CASSEROLE
16 ounces ziti or other small tubular pasta 15 ounces part-skim ricotta cheese 1 egg Granulated garlic (or garlic powder) to taste Italian seasoning to taste (I used about 1 Tblsp.) 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1 jar (26 ounces) meatless spaghetti sauce 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese or to taste Additional grated Parmesan cheese to taste
Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and set aside. In a bowl, combine the ricotta, egg, granulated garlic, Italian seasoning and 1/4 cup Parmesan.
Spread 1 cup of the spaghetti sauce in a greased 13x9-inch baking dish. Top with a third of the pasta, half of the ricotta mixture, 1/3 cup of the mozzarella, about 1 Tblsp. Parmesan, and 1 cup sauce.
Repeat the above layers.
Top with remaining pasta and sauce; sprinkle with 1/3 cup mozzarella and Parmesan to taste. Cover and bake at 375º for 45 to 50 minutes or until heated through.
Yield: 12 servings.
This will make several meals for the two of us. It is very good and is relatively low in fat. I served it with salad (“Classic Romaine” from a bag) and multigrain ciabatta rolls from the Wal*Mart bakery.
I live in scenic northern New England with my handsome husband. We're empty-nesters with a bunch of adorable grandchildren. We love (tent) camping and traveling, but don't get away as often as we'd like to.