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I could eat pasta every day. The only thing better than regular pasta is topping it with cheese and baking it.

It’s quick and easy comfort food that you’re going to love!

To help keep the points low I made a quick homemade marinara sauce.

This Baked Ziti is meatless but you could easily add in lean ground beef or ground turkey.

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Not only is this dish Weight Watchers friendly but it’s kid friendly too!

How to make Baked Ziti:

The first thing I did was added the crushed tomatoes to a medium saucepan. Most jarred pasta sauce has points. These crushed tomatoes are 0 points.

You can add tons of flavor just by adding in seasonings.

I added garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, basil, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.

Once the sauce starts to simmer cover it with a lid and reduce the heat to low.

While the sauce is cooking you want to boil the ziti noodles and cook and drain them according to the package directions.

Don’t overcook the noodles since you will also be baking them.

Once the noodles are done cooking turn the heat off of the sauce. Stir in 1 tablespoon of grated Parmesan cheese.

Mix the noodles and sauce together. Spray the bottom of a 4-quart casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray and add the noodle mixture.

Top the noodles with 1 cup of part-skim mozzarella cheese (shredded).

Bake for 15-20 minutes, once the cheese is fully melted.

This Baked Ziti is a comfort-food classic!

You can add red pepper flakes, fresh parsley or basil, whatever you like with your favorite pasta dish.

Baked Ziti
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

Yield: 6 servings (1 1/2 cups per serving)

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Ingredients
  • 12 oz. uncooked ziti
  • 28 oz. crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded
Instructions
  1. Add the crushed tomatoes, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, basil, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper to a medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer, cover and reduce heat.

  2. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add the ziti noodles and cook according to the directions on the box. Drain the noodles.

  3. Add the Parmesan cheese to the marinara sauce and stir together.

  4. Spray a casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray. Mix together the ziti noodles and marinara sauce then add to the casserole dish. Top with the mozzarella cheese.

  5. Bake 15-20 minutes, until the cheese has melted.

Here are some more WW friendly recipes:

Angel Hair Pasta with Bacon & Garlic

Spinach Parmesan Pasta

Pasta Primavera

Chicken Alfredo Baked Penne

If you’re looking for some zero point recipes, check out my post 20 Zero Point Recipes or my post 20 (More) Zero Point Recipes. Both are filled with delicious recipes that won’t cost you a single point! They’re perfect for days when you’re running low on points, or trying to save up points for a night out.

If you’re looking for dessert recipes you can visit 50 Weight Watchers Freestyle Desserts. It’s filled with delicious desserts perfect for Weight Watchers!

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