Sunday, March 29, 2009
San Giorgio Baked Ziti
I have mentioned before that I love baked ziti. It is so delicious and I could eat it daily. When John and I first started living together I was so sad to discover he doesn't like ricotta cheese- making it hard to make a really good baked ziti. With time he has learned to enjoy it. I started making my ziti with a few tablespoons of ricotta and gradually increased it. Now I can make any recipe and for the most part he enjoys it! When I saw Brooke's baked ziti recipe I knew I wanted to make it immediately. I made half of this and still yielded a lot of pasta! I am posting the full recipe incase you want to make the whole thing.
I have to say John and I both agreed this was the best baked ziti I have made yet. We loved it. To make it more weight watchers friendly I used part skim cheeses- other than that I made it exactly as posted and it was excellent!
1 box ziti, uncooked
1 jar spaghetti sauce
1 3/4 cups ricotta cheese (15 oz)
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (8 oz)
1 Tbsp parsley
1 Tsp oregano
1/2 Tsp garlic powder
1/2 Tsp salt
1/4 Tsp black pepper
3 Tbsp Parmesan cheese
Heat oven to 375°F. Cook pasta according to package directions for 9 minutes; drain. In large bowl, stir together hot pasta, 1-1/2 cups spaghetti sauce, ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, parsley, egg, oregano, garlic powder, salt and pepper. In 13×9 x 2-inch baking dish, spoon pasta mixture; top with remaining 1-1/2 cups sauce. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese; cover with foil. Bake 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly.
** 7 Weight Watchers points per 1 cup serving.