Baked Ziti
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 
Servings: 8
Ingredients
  • 1 pound low-fat lactose-free cottage cheese
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ½ cups grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 pound ziti noodles dry
  • 1-28 ounce cans low sodium crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup 1% lactose-free dairy milk
  • ¾ teaspoon corn starch
  • 8 ounces part skim mozzarella cubed
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Whisk cottage cheese, eggs and Parmesan in a medium bowl
  3. In a large pot or dutch oven, boil pasta in salted water until al dente
  4. Drain, do not rinse pot
  5. In a medium pot, heat tomatoes and season with salt to taste
  6. In a small bowl, whisk cornstarch into lactose-free dairy milk and transfer to empty pasta pot. Over medium heat, gently simmer until thickened, approximately 3-4 minutes
  7. Remove the pot from heat and add cottage cheese mixture, crushed tomatoes and ¾ of mozzarella
  8. Stir, add pasta to combine and transfer to a 13x9 baking dish, pour remaining sauce over the top
  9. Cover with foil, bake for 30 minutes
  10. 1Remove foil, add remaining mozzarella cubes and cook until bubbly, up to 20 minutes
  11. 1Garnish with basil
Recipe Notes

Note with alterations in the above recipe ingredients will result in changes in the nutritional values, including lactose content
• Could add 1 lb browned ground lean turkey to cottage cheese mixture
• After coming out of oven, let the dish sit for 5-10 minutes