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Ziti, baked
Total Calories per Serving:   505  
Fat Calories per Serving:   169
Percent Fat Calories per Serving:   33.47%

Portion -  2 cups
Serves ten


16 oz (1 box) ziti

8 oz extra lean (90% or more) ground beef

11 oz shredded, part skim mozzarella cheese

2 cups part skim ricotta cheese

24 oz spaghetti sauce + ¼ cup of water

2 tbls reduced fat grated parmesan cheese

1 tsp of dried basil leaves

½ teaspoon of salt

¼ tsp ground black pepper

4 ½ quarts of water


Cook pasta: In a 5 quart pot, bring water to a rapid boil. Add ziti, stir and return to a rapid boil. Cook uncovered for 10 minutes. Drain ziti in a colander.

Cook meat and sauce: Brown meat thoroughly over medium heat. Drain if necessary. Add sauce and water. Simmer on low for 10 minutes.

Prepare cheese: In a small bowl, mix ricotta, 5 oz of the mozzarella cheese and basil. Add pasta to meat sauce and mix.

In a 10 inch to 13 inch casserole dish, spoon one half of the pasta mixture. Spread the cheese mixture on top. Add the second half of the pasta mixture over the cheese layer. Sprinkle the remaining mozzarella and parmesan on top.

Cover with foil. Bake for 25 minutes. Remove foil and bake for another 5 minutes until hot and bubbly.

Nutrition Data
Serving Size 2 cups 
Total Calories 505 
    Calories from Fat 169 
% Daily Value
Total Fat Grams 20  30.77% 
    Saturated Fat Grams 1  
    Trans Fat Grams 0  
    Polyunsaturated Fat Grams 0  
    Monounsaturated Fat Grams 0  
Cholesterol MG 100  
Sodium MG 410  
Total Carbs 53  17.67% 
    Fiber Grams 4  
    Sugar Grams 10  
    Protein Grams 40  


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