Thursday, October 20, 2011

Easy & Delicious Baked Ziti

Hope ya'll enjoyed the race recap!  I'm already gearing up for my next race and looking for a spring half marathon to sign up for!  But, today's post is about cooking :-)

Earlier this month, I made Baked Ziti for Scott and I to have for dinner.  This was a recipe from the Biggest Loser Cookbook and made 8 servings, each around 350 calories.  It was actually my first time making baked ziti, but it was really straightforward!  Step 1, cook pasta!
Step two, make the ricotta cheese filling... this one had ricotta and mozzarella...
Along with some garlic, red pepper, salt, and pepper...
Mix it all together...
Next, combine the pasta and the cheese mixture.
Now, take a 9 by 13 inch baking dish and coat the bottom with marinara sauce.  The cookbook has a recipe for marinara that is pretty healthy, but if you don't feel up to making your own you can just buy a jar from the store!
Top the marinara with half of the pasta mix,
Followed by more marinara, more pasta, and the remainder of the marinara...
 Finally, add mozzarella and parmesan cheese before baking!
So easy, and soooo delicious.  This is another great filling, savory meal that isn't too high in fat or calories - great for cool fall days when you need something really filling!
We enjoyed this for several nights - usually with a side of veggies for me!

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