Baked Ziti

May 28, 2019

baked ziti

Baked Ziti

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
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

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees
  • Whisk cottage cheese, eggs and Parmesan in a medium bowl
  • In a large pot or dutch oven, boil pasta in salted water until al dente
  • Drain, do not rinse pot
  • In a medium pot, heat tomatoes and season with salt to taste
  • 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
  • Remove the pot from heat and add cottage cheese mixture, crushed tomatoes and ¾ of mozzarella
  • Stir, add pasta to combine and transfer to a 13x9 baking dish, pour remaining sauce over the top
  • Cover with foil, bake for 30 minutes
  • 1Remove foil, add remaining mozzarella cubes and cook until bubbly, up to 20 minutes
  • 1Garnish with basil

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
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