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Baked ziti with vegetables

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size About 2 1/2 cups
Calories 286

Amount Per Serving
Monounsaturated fat Trace
Saturated fat 2 g
Total fat 6 g
Sodium 334 mg
Cholesterol 11 mg
Dietary fiber 8 g
Protein 16 g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

Calories per gram:

Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4

For an alternative to spaghetti with meat sauce, try this ziti dish loaded with fresh vegetables.

Ingredients

(Serves 2)
  • 2/3 cup uncooked ziti (about 2 ounces)
  • 1 can (14 ounces) low-sodium tomatoes, drained (reserve 1/2 cup of the juice)
  • 1/2 cup sliced carrots
  • 1 cup chopped broccoli
  • 1/2 cup diced green bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

Heat the oven to 375 F. Lightly coat a baking dish with cooking spray.

Fill a large pot 3/4 full with water and bring to a boil. Add the pasta and cook until al dente (tender), 10 to 12 minutes, or according to the package directions. Drain the pasta thoroughly.

In a nonstick frying pan over medium heat, add the reserved juice from the canned tomatoes. Stir in the carrots, broccoli and green pepper. Saute the vegetables until tender, about 5 minutes. Add the mushrooms and garlic and cook for another 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes, basil, oregano and black pepper to the vegetable mixture. Cook over low heat for 3 to 5 minutes.

Transfer the cooked vegetables to a large bowl. Add the cooked pasta and shredded mozzarella cheese. Toss gently to mix. Spoon the mixture into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with the grated Parmesan cheese. Cover with aluminum foil and bake until the mixture is hot and bubbly, about 30 minutes. Remove the aluminum foil after 15 minutes. Divide the pasta among warmed individual bowls. Serve immediately.

Last Updated: July 9th, 2015