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Baked Ziti Casserole

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  • 30 min prep time
  • 60 min total time
  • 9 ingredients
  • 6 servings
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Try this easy lasagna-like casserole, complete with creamy ricotta cheese.

Ingredients

2
cups uncooked ziti pasta (6 oz)
1
lb bulk Italian pork sausage
1
can Progresso™ (18.5 oz) heart healthy tomato soup with Parmesan
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
cup ricotta cheese
1/4
cup grated Parmesan cheese
1
egg
1
cup shredded mozzarella cheese (4 oz)
Chopped fresh basil leaves, if desired

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F.
  • 2 Cook and drain pasta as directed on package. In 12-inch skillet, cook sausage over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink; drain. Add soup, pepper and cooked pasta; stir well.
  • 3 In small bowl, mix ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese and egg.
  • 4 Spoon pasta mixture into ungreased 11x7-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish. Spoon ricotta cheese mixture on top; sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Spray sheet of foil with cooking spray; cover baking dish with foil, sprayed side down.
  • 5 Bake 25 to 30 minutes, removing foil last 10 minutes of bake time, until cheese melts and mixture is hot and bubbly. Sprinkle with basil.
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F.
  • 2 Cook and drain pasta as directed on package. In 12-inch skillet, cook sausage over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink; drain. Add soup, pepper and cooked pasta; stir well.
  • 3 In small bowl, mix ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese and egg.
  • 4 Spoon pasta mixture into ungreased 11x7-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish. Spoon ricotta cheese mixture on top; sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Spray sheet of foil with cooking spray; cover baking dish with foil, sprayed side down.
  • 5 Bake 25 to 30 minutes, removing foil last 10 minutes of bake time, until cheese melts and mixture is hot and bubbly. Sprinkle with basil.

Expert Tips

If you don’t have tomato soup, you can substitute 2 cups pasta sauce.

Improvise for even more flavor--try using hot Italian pork sausage.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
410
Calories from Fat
180
% Daily Value
Total Fat
20g
31%
Saturated Fat
9g
43%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
85mg
29%
Sodium
850mg
35%
Total Carbohydrate
33g
11%
Dietary Fiber
2g
10%
Sugars
4g
Protein
24g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
35%
35%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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