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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.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2013




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Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

about 1 1/2 cups
408 calories; protein 27.2g; carbohydrates 57.9g; dietary fiber 10.6g; sugars 9.2g; fat 9.8g; saturated fat 4.2g; cholesterol 48.3mg; vitamin a iu 2132.2IU; vitamin c 44.1mg; folate 67.7mcg; calcium 271.9mg; iron 4.5mg; magnesium 125.2mg; potassium 762.8mg; sodium 702.1mg; thiamin 0.4mg.

3 starch, 3 vegetable, 2 lean meat, 1/2 medium fat meat