Friday, July 09, 2004

The recipe in text format :)

Pepperoni Ziti Casserole

1 package (1 pound) ziti or small tube pasta
1/2 pound lean ground turkey (substitute w/1 can beans for vegetarian version)
2 cans (one 29 ounces, one 8 ounces) tomato sauce, divided
1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
1 can (8 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
5 ounces frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
1/2 cup reduced-fat ricotta cheese
4 teaspoons Italian seasoning
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
1-1/2 ounces sliced turkey pepperoni

Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, cook turkey over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Transfer to a large bowl. Add the 29-ounce can of tomato sauce, 1 cup mozzarella cheese, mushrooms, spinach, ricotta cheese, Italian seasoning, garlic, garlic powder, red pepper flakes and pepper.

Drain pasta; fold into turkey mixture. Transfer to a 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish coated with nonstick cooking spray. Combine the water and remaining tomato sauce; pour over pasta mixture. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and remaining mozzarella cheese. Top with pepperoni. Cover and bake at 350F for 25-30 minutes or until bubbly. Uncover; bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.

Yield: 10 servings

Nutritional analysis: One serving (1 cup) equals 306 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 37 mg cholesterol, 795 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 20 g protein.

Diabetic exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 2 lean meat, 1 vegetable.

Weight Watchers: 6 points.


Anonymous Pasta-recipes said...

Reading this post I'm imagining a delicious dish. All the ingredients in one recipe should taste insanely.

September 16, 2013 at 3:51:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous dinner recipes said...

This dish looks so delightfully flavorful!

October 1, 2015 at 8:13:00 AM PDT  

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