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Baked Ziti with Spinach

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Baked Ziti with Spinach

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Baked Ziti with Spinach

This baked ziti recipe is an easy and healthy baked pasta recipe, made with whole grain ziti and frozen spinach souffle. You can use your own homemade spaghetti sauce or sauce from a jar for this baked ziti recipe.

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Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 55 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Yield: 6-8 servings

Ingredients:

  • 16 oz. whole grain ziti pasta
  • 1 15 oz. container part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup light sour cream
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1 12 oz. package frozen spinach souffle, such as Stouffer's, thawed completely
  • 2 cups shredded Italian cheese blend, divided
  • 4-1/2 cups spaghetti sauce

Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cook pasta according to package directions for al dente. Drain.

  2. In a medium bowl, mix ricotta cheese, sour cream, egg, Italian seasoning, the thawed spinach souffle and 1 cup of the Italian cheese blend.

  3. Spread 1 cup of the spaghetti sauce in an even layer in the bottom of a 9 x 13 pan. Top with half of the ziti, half of the ricotta cheese mixture and half of the remaining spaghetti sauce.

  4. Repeat layers. Sprinkle remaining cheese over spaghetti sauce. Cover with foil, and bake ziti 30 minutes. Remove foil, and bake another 15 minutes or until bubbly.

  5. Let baked ziti rest 10 minutes before serving (this allows the ziti to firm up, so the cheese and juices won't run when you cut into it).

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 5 out of 5
delicious and easy, Member jking143

I must admit, I hate HATE to cook! I came on this site to find easy recipes that would last for a while so I wouldn't have to spend much time in the kitchen. This recipe is so easy and incredibly delicious. I have made it twice now and was in the grocery store when I decided to make it the 2nd time--and tried to buy the ingredients from memory. I can't believe I forgot the ricotta because ricotta is my favorite cheese. But I found some feta cheese in the fridge (this is usually how I get in trouble--substituting ingredients) but the feta was maybe even better than the ricotta. I also added a teasponful of minced garlic. Delicious meal and healthy. Ronzoni makes the best whole wheat pasta, I believe.

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