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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Ziti Squashiti
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 247kcal


  • 8 ounce macaroni pasta, dry
  • 1 1/2 medium squash, summer
  • 1/4 cup ricotta cheese, part skim milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon parsley, dried
  • 1/4 teaspoon basil, dried
  • 1 1/2 cup spaghetti or marinara sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 none cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated

Serve With

  • 2 cup grapes
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 2 cup sugar snap peas
  • 1/4 cup ranch dressing, low fat


  • Prepare pasta according to package directions.
  • Chop squash into small pieces and add to a microwave-safe dish. Add a small amount of water to the bottom of the dish, and cook on high in the microwave for 5 minutes. Once soft, purée squash in a blender.
  • Scoop squash purée into a large mixing bowl; add ricotta, egg, parsley, basil, marinara, and salt. Mix well then set aside.
  • Spray a large, oven-safe skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium heat. Preheat oven to broil.
  • Stir pasta into the sauce mixture, then pour into the hot skillet; cook 7-8 minutes until bubbly, stirring occasionally to keep the pasta from sticking.
  • Sprinkle with mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses, then place skillet in the oven and broil for 5 minutes until cheese is melted and slightly browned (watch closely so it does not burn!).
  • Serve pasta with grapes, strawberries, and sugar snap peas on the side alongside ranch  dressing for dipping.
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Calories: 247kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 593mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 12g

Natalie Monson

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