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

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One Response to “Baked Ziti”

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

    Nina,
    I’ve nominated you for an award on my site. Stop by and see the January 10 entry.
    http://www.xanga.com/pennyannpoundwise

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

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