Easy Ziti Recipe

This classic Italian meal is made with whole wheat ziti and fresh tomatoes for a healthy change.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound whole wheat ziti
  • 2 cups diced tomatoes
  • ½ cup roasted red pepper, diced
  • 1 cup loosely packed fresh basil, chopped
  • 10 ounces frozen spinach, thawed and drained
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • ¼ cup egg substitute
  • 2 cups crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup part-skim mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup light Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp dried oregano

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. In a large saucepan, boil water and cook ziti until slightly under cooked.
  3. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients, reserving 2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese. Transfer mixture to a deep casserole dish, level the top and sprinkle reserved Parmesan cheese. Bake for 40 minutes or until cheese is completely melted (top should be crunchy). Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size

Amount Per Serving

Calories
189
% Daily Value*
  • Total Fat
    5g
    8%
  • Saturated Fat
    2g
    10%
  • Cholesterol
    19mg
    6%
  • Sodium
    315mg
    13%
  • Total Carbohydrate
    25g
    8%
  • Dietary Fiber
    4g
    16%
  • Sugars
  • Protein
    11g
    22%
Calcium 240mg
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calories needs.