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Baked Ziti

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Baked Ziti

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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baked Ziti
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 515kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 none cooking spray
  • 8 ounce penne pasta, dry
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 medium onion
  • 1 medium bell pepper, red
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 4 cup spaghetti or marinara sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil, dried
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano, dried
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, ground
  • 6 ounce mozzarella cheese
  • 2 ounce ricotta cheese, part skim milk

Serve With

  • 2 medium mango

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray an 8X8 inch baking dish with cooking spray. Cook pasta as directed on package; drain and set aside.
  • Mince garlic and dice onion and red pepper. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Sauté garlic, peppers and onions for 3-5 minutes. Stir pasta sauce, basil, oregano, salt and pepper into onion mixture. Cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove sauce from stove and stir in cooked pasta.
  • Shred the mozzarella. In a small bowl, combine the ricotta and 1 cup shredded cheese.
  • Spoon half the pasta into the baking dish and top with half of the ricotta mixture. Repeat with remaining pasta and ricotta. Top with remaining 1/2 cup of mozzarella and bake uncovered for 18-20 minutes.
  • Serve with cubed mango on the side.
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Nutrition

Calories: 515kcal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 1235mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 27g

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