Surprising Baked Ziti Recipe

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  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Oil an 8x8 baking dish.
  3. Cook pasta in salted water for 7 min, drain, and tinse.
  4. Heat 1 1/2 tbsp of the oil in a pan over med- low heat.
  5. Cook onion until it becomes translucent.
  6. Add garlic and cook it for 30 sec.
  7. Add tomato, salt, and bay leaf.
  8. Raise heat to medium.
  9. Simmer mixture for 10 min or until it gets very thick.
  10. Remove the bay leaf and stir in 1/4 tsp pepper.
  11. In a bowl, combine the pesto, half the parmesan, the ricotta, 1 cup of the mozzarella, and the remaining black pepper.
  12. Put 1/2 of the pasta in the baking dish.
  13. Top with 1/3 of the sauce.
  14. Spread entire cheese mixture evenly over the sauce.
  15. Cover with the remaining pasta, sauce, and cheese.
  16. Drizzle 1/2 tbsp olive oil over the top layer of cheese.
  17. Bake until bubbling (about 30 min).
  18. Let stand at least 10 minutes before cutting.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 413.2 Kcal (1730 kJ)
Calories from fat 223.51 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24.83g 38%
Cholesterol 47.08mg 16%
Sodium 693.25mg 29%
Potassium 536.31mg 11%
Total Carbs 16.09g 5%
Sugars 6.36g 25%
Dietary Fiber 3.71g 15%
Protein 20.08g 40%
Vitamin C 15.1mg 25%
Iron 1.4mg 8%
Calcium 498.8mg 50%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 130.75 Kcal (547 kJ)
Calories from fat 70.73 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.86g 38%
Cholesterol 14.9mg 16%
Sodium 219.37mg 29%
Potassium 169.71mg 11%
Total Carbs 5.09g 5%
Sugars 2.01g 25%
Dietary Fiber 1.17g 15%
Protein 6.35g 40%
Vitamin C 4.8mg 25%
Iron 0.4mg 8%
Calcium 157.8mg 50%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 9.6
  • 10

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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