Baked Ziti

9 Jan

I know you are probably surprised by this, but this is yet another recipe from One Tiny Pink Kitchen.  John loves Italian food, so I knew this was a recipe we had to try.

Baked Ziti

Following the WW guidelines we are doing better about having healthy side dishes.  (Notice the large salad on the plate? 🙂 )  Here is the yummy recipe.

Baked Ziti
(Source: WW etools)

12 oz whole wheat ziti noodles
1 lb ground beef, extra lean
28 oz can crushed tomatoes
healthy pinches of dried basil, oregano, and thyme
little pinches of garlic and onion powder
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 small onion, diced
1 tsp olive oil
1 cup low fat mozzerella cheese **I used cheddar because that is all we had…it was AWESOME!**

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In skillet, heat oil and add garlic and onions. Saute for about 3-4 minutes. Add hamburger to the skillet and brown the meat. Meanwhile, cook noodles according to package directions. In skillet, add spices and saute about 2 minutes. Add the crushed tomatoes and bring to a gentle boil. Reduce heat and simmer about 5 minutes. In casserole dish, spread some tomato mixture in the bottom (light layer). Spoon drained noodles in bottom to make an even layer. Spread the tomato mixture over the noodles and sprinkle 1/2 the cheese over the sauce. Repeat the layers: noodles, tomato mixture and cheese on top. Bake for about 30 minute until cheese is bubbly and browned.

POINTS per 1 cup serving: 5


One Response to “Baked Ziti”

  1. Terri aka PennyAnnPoundwise January 10, 2008 at 3:01 PM #

    I’ve nominated you for an award on my site. Stop by and see the January 10 entry.

    I’ve loved reading the recipes etc on your blog. I’ve just started Wt Watcher’s plan this past Monday myself.

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