Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Baked Ziti

Baked Ziti

1 pound ground lean turkey, or ground lean turkey sausage or 3 chopped chicken breast
1-2 large jars spaghetti sauce or 1 large can tomato sauce no salt added
1 package 2% shredded Mozzarella
dash of pepper
1 finely chopped zucchini
1 finely chopped yellow squash
1 finely chopped bell pepper of choice
1 finely chopped small onion
1 small 2% cottage cheese
1 small box pasta of choice, shells, rigatoni, ziti

cook pasta accroding to package directions just short of being done and drain

If you are serving to picky eaters, you can use a potato peeler or food processor to hide the veggies.  If you are not using prepared spaghetti sauce, add oregano, parsley, basil, minced garlic and 2 packets of Splenda, Equal, etc.  Brown turkey and drain or cook chicken until almost done and chop.  Add all ingredients together and pour into a large sprayed casserole dish.  Bake at 375 for 30-45 minutes.  Optional, serve with low fat Parmesan


  1. I'm making this today;) Dumb question...do you cook the pasta first?

  2. Sorry for the late response, yes I cook it first, but only about half the time as usually, since it will bake too.