February 13, 2017 / by admin / No Comments

Baked Ziti and Vegetables

February 13, 2017


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


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.