This healthy baked ziti recipe doesn’t require any chopping and is made on the stovetop, so it is perfect for a busy weeknight dinner. Using whole-wheat pasta adds fiber; opt for penne if whole-wheat ziti is hard to find.
4 servings, about 1 1/2 cups each
Active Time: 30 minutes |
Total Time: 30 minutes
8 ounces whole-wheat penne or ziti
1 16-ounce bag frozen pepper and onion mix (not thawed)
6 ounces turkey sausage (2 large links), crumbled
2 8-ounce cans no-salt-added tomato sauce
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup reduced-fat cottage cheese
3/4 cup Italian blend shredded cheese
Cook pasta in a pot of boiling water according to package directions. Drain.
Meanwhile, heat a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add frozen vegetables and sausage; cook, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid from the vegetables has evaporated, 10 to 15 minutes.
Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler.
Stir tomato sauce, garlic powder, oregano and salt into the skillet. Reduce heat to medium-low; stir in cottage cheese and the pasta. Cook, stirring, until heated through, about 2 minutes. Top with shredded cheese.
Place the skillet under the broiler to brown the cheese, 1 to 2 minutes.
Per serving :
10 g Fat;
4 g Sat;
3 g Mono;
48 mg Cholesterol;
61 g Carbohydrates;
28 g Protein;
11 g Fiber;
708 mg Sodium;
835 mg Potassium