Baked Ziti with Fire Roasted Tomatoes

Baked Ziti with Fire Roasted Tomatoes

Fire roasted tomatoes add a rich, smoky flavor to a delicious cheesy baked pasta dish.

Prep Time

30

Minutes

Total Time

55

Minutes

Makes

6

servings

2 1/2
cups uncooked ziti pasta (8 oz)
1/2
lb extra-lean (at least 90%) ground beef
1
large sweet onion, chopped (1 cup)
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
medium zucchini, cut in half lengthwise, sliced 1/4 inch thick
1
can (15 oz) Muir Glen® organic tomato sauce
1
can (14.5 oz) Muir Glen® organic fire roasted diced tomatoes, drained
2
teaspoons chopped fresh oregano leaves
1/4
teaspoon coarse (kosher or sea) salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
3/4
cup shredded mozzarella cheese (3 oz)
  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Cook and drain pasta as directed on box.
  2. Meanwhile, spray 12x8-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef, onion and garlic over medium heat, stirring frequently, until beef is thoroughly cooked.
  3. Stir zucchini into beef mixture; cook 2 minutes. Stir in tomato sauce, tomatoes, oregano, salt and pepper. Heat to boiling. Add drained pasta; toss to coat. Spread in baking dish.
  4. Cover dish tightly with foil; bake 20 minutes. Remove foil; sprinkle with cheese. Bake uncovered about 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
Makes 6 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Substitution
If you like, use ground turkey or chicken in place of the ground beef.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 320
    • (Calories from Fat 60),
  • Total Fat 7g
    • (Saturated Fat 3g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 30mg;
  • Sodium 800mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 45g
    • (Dietary Fiber 4g,
    • Sugars 7g),
  • Protein 19g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 2 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.