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Tuesday, September 13, 2005 

Baked Ziti - Healthy?

These photos didn't come out so great. (I really need to look into getting a real digital camera instead of using my phone)

Here's the main ingredients from my Baked Ziti:

Two jars of Barilla Al Forno baking sauce:

One 16oz package of Bionaturae Organic Whole Wheat Rigatone:

2 packages of Horizon Organic Part Skim Mozzarella:

12oz of Al Fresco Sweet Italian Chicken Sausage:

I also had some fresh flat leaf parsley, fresh garlic and about 2/3 cup of ricotta cheese.

I diced up the sausage and browned it up in a pan.

I cooked the pasta, added in the bottles of sauce and the sausage, squeezed in 5 cloves of garlic, about 1/4 cup of minced parsley and the ricotta cheese, and then put half the mixture into a baking pan. Then I spread mozzarella over the layer, and then added the rest of the pasta and spread it out. Then topped with more cheese.

Then it was baked at 375 for about 1/2 hour. The result:

It was very good, too!