Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Low Fat Baked Ziti with Spinach

· 12 ounces ziti pasta
· 1 teaspoon olive oil
· 3 tablespoons minced garlic
· 1 (10 ounce) package frozen spinach
· Salt and pepper to taste
· 28 ounces crushed tomatoes
· 1 teaspoon oregano
· 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
· 8 ounces fat free ricotta cheese
· ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
· 2 cups shredded park-skin mozzarella

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 9x13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
2. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and return to pot.
3. Meanwhile in a medium saucepan, add olive oil and garlic. Sauté for about 5 minutes. Add spinach, salt, pepper and tomatoes. Season with oregano and basil. Add mixture to pasta and combine. Add ricotta, parmesan cheese and 1 cup of mozzarella cheese. Mix well and transfer to prepared baking dish. Top with remaining mozzarella.
4. Bake for 30 minutes or until mozzarella is melted and the edges are lightly browned. Let cool about 5 minutes and cut to serve.

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