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Ziti Bake

Many of my casserole recipes have been frowned upon by my children, but they give a cheer when they hear we're having Baked Ziti for supper. I've tried to incorporate more meatless meals into our menus, which is how this baked ziti without meat got started. No one misses the meat in this one. Even the leftovers are well-liked.—Charity Burkholder, Pittsboro, Indiana
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups uncooked ziti or small tube pasta
  • 1-3/4 cups meatless spaghetti sauce, divided
  • 1 cup 4% cottage cheese
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine 3/4 cup spaghetti sauce, cottage cheese, 1 cup mozzarella cheese, egg, parsley, oregano, garlic powder and pepper. Drain pasta; stir into cheese mixture.
  • In a greased 8-in. square baking dish, spread 1/4 cup spaghetti sauce. Top with pasta mixture, and remaining sauce and mozzarella cheese.
  • Cover and bake at 375° for 45 minutes. Uncover; bake until a thermometer reads 160°, 5-10 minutes longer.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/2 cups: 297 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 52mg cholesterol, 639mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 18g protein.

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