February 13, 2017 / by admin / No Comments

Baked Ziti and Vegetables

February 13, 2017

Ingredients

4 ounces uncooked ziti

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 cups chopped yellow squash

1 cup chopped zucchini

½ cup chopped onion

2 cups chopped tomato

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided

2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano

¾ teaspoon salt, divided

⅛ teaspoon crushed red pepper

¼ cup part-skim ricotta cheese

1 large egg, lightly beaten

Cooking spray

Directions

1Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain the pasta and set aside.

2Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add oil to the pan. Add squash, zucchini, and onion, and sauté for 5 minutes. Add tomato and garlic, and sauté for 3 more minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the pasta with ½ cup mozzarella, herbs, ½ teaspoon salt, and pepper.

3Combine ricotta, remaining salt, and egg in a bowl. Stir into pasta mixture and spoon everything into an 8-inch square glass or ceramic baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle the top with remaining mozzarella. Bake for 15 minutes or until bubbly and brown.

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