Zucchini Baked Ziti Recipe

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Zucchini Baked Ziti
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  1. Boil water and cook the ziti according to package directions.
  2. While it is cooking, follow next steps.
  3. When it is done, drain and set aside in large bowl (or pot).
  4. Slice the zucchini.
  5. In a skillet, heat 1/4 cup olive oil and fry the zucchini until browned on both sides.
  6. Take them out of the pan and drain on paper towels.
  7. In a saucepan, heat the remaining 1/4 cup oil.
  8. Add the onion and cook until translucent.
  9. Add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes.
  10. Add the tomatoes, basil, parsley, salt and pepper.
  11. Simmer uncovered for 20 minutes.
  12. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  13. Pour into large bowl with the drained ziti.
  14. Rub two shallow baking pans with olive oil.
  15. In the first pan, put 1/4 of the ziti, then 1/4 of the zucchini.
  16. Dot with butter, add 1/4 of the mozzarella and then 1/4 of the Parmesan.
  17. Repeat the layers in that pan.
  18. Repeat above steps for second pan.
  19. Bake pans in a 350-degree oven for 30 minutes until the top is brown and crusty.
  21. OR FREEZE BOTH: Cover the other pan tightly with aluminum foil and freeze.
  22. Defrost before baking.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 695.94 Kcal (2914 kJ)
Calories from fat 453.79 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 50.42g 78%
Cholesterol 71.16mg 24%
Sodium 894.37mg 37%
Potassium 255.24mg 5%
Total Carbs 7.36g 2%
Sugars 2.38g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1.83g 7%
Protein 28.98g 58%
Vitamin C 13.7mg 23%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 5%
Iron 0.8mg 4%
Calcium 847.3mg 85%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 235.23 Kcal (985 kJ)
Calories from fat 153.38 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.04g 78%
Cholesterol 24.05mg 24%
Sodium 302.3mg 37%
Potassium 86.27mg 5%
Total Carbs 2.49g 2%
Sugars 0.8g 10%
Dietary Fiber 0.62g 7%
Protein 9.79g 58%
Vitamin C 4.6mg 23%
Iron 0.3mg 4%
Calcium 286.4mg 85%

* 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

  • 17.8
  • 16

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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