Baked Ziti

Substitute lean ground turkey for the lean ground beef.  Grate small bits of carrot and zucchini into the spaghetti sauce for extra ‘hidden’ vegetables.

 

Ingredients:

1 pound lean ground beef

16 ounces whole wheat Penne pasta

16 ounces low fat or fat free cottage cheese

3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

1 large egg

1 large container (26.5 ounces) spaghetti sauce

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350º F.  Brown ground beef, and drain thoroughly.  Add spaghetti sauce and simmer on low heat.  Boil noodles according to package instructions, and drain.  In a separate bowl, mix cottage cheese, egg, and 2 cups of shredded cheese   together, and then add noodles.  In a 9 x 13 inch pan, place a layer of meat sauce on the bottom of the pan.  Add a layer of noodle mixture.  Continue layering until meat sauce and noodle  mixtures are all used.  Make sure a layer of meat sauce is on the top. Cover with the remaining cup of shredded cheese.  Bake at 350º F for 30 minutes.

 


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