Aug 26, 2014

Easy Baked Ziti

Baked ziti is a classic Italian comfort food, and my version is lower in fat than most and probably easier to make than most too. Here’s my simple step-by-step video showing how I make my baked ziti using store-bought sauce and low fat cheeses.

I always use reduced fat cheese and this casserole is no exception. And you don’t have to use tons of cheese to make this a creamy, melty, cheesy dinner. This is a hearty delicious meal, perfect for Sunday family supper. The meat I use is the leanest I can find, usually ground sirloin, which has less saturated fat but I’ve also made it with ground turkey.

You’ll find that not all bottled/jarred sauces are the same so try some different brands of marinara sauce until you find your favorite. Enjoy the video and let me know if you make my easy baked ziti. Click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones

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2 Comments on "Easy Baked Ziti"

  1. Peg

    Can this ziti casserole be prepared ahead of time, frozen, and then defrosted and baked at a later date?

  2. Cheryl Adam

    Hi Jenny,

    I just made the ‘Easy Baked Ziti’ for dinner last night. Wow, was it ever good! This will be a regular dish in our household from now on. My husband commented how light it was, which is something that’s important to him in a comfort-style meal. And I just enjoyed my second helping as a quick work lunch.

    Thanks, Jenny.

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