Baked Whole Wheat Ziti

 

Baked Whole Wheat Ziti
Serves: 12 | Serving Size: 1 cup

Baked ZitiIngredients:

  • 1 pound whole wheat ziti, uncooked
  • 1 ounce olive oil
  • 3 onions, chopped
  • 3 pounds extra-lean ground turkey breast
  • 9 cups low-sodium pasta sauce
  • 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Cook ziti for 6 minutes in boiling water. Drain it in a colander and rinse it gently.
  3. Heat the oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté the onion until golden, about 3 minutes. Add the ground turkey and cook until it’s no longer pink, about 8 minutes.
  4. Add the sauce to the skillet and bring it to a boil.
  5. Add the cooked noodles to the skillet, stirring to coat the noodles with the sauce mixture.
  6. Place the ziti mixture in a large baking pan, topping it with the cheese and oregano.
  7. Bake until the cheese is melted and casserole is heated through, about 20 minutes.
  8. Serve hot.

Nutrition Information:

  • Serves 12. Each serving contains 420 calories, 4 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 37 mg cholesterol, 644 mg sodium, 66 g carbohydrate, 4 g dietary fiber, 9 g sugar, and 29 g protein.
  • Each serving has 9% DV vitamin A, 10% DV vitamin C, 6% DV calcium, and 22% DV iron.

Chef’s Tips:

  • Using a thicker sauce helps make whole grain pasta a lot more enjoyable.
  • No ziti? Use any short whole grain pasta shape.

And here is a free PDF handout with the recipe!

Baked Whole Wheat Ziti

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