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Vegetable Ziti Bake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Amber Danner
Added: Thursday, February 12, 2009

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1/4 c. diced onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 c. thinly sliced carrots
1/4 c. sliced mushrooms
1/4 c. thinly sliced zucchini
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 c. fresh spinach
2/3 c. cooked ziti
1/4 c. lite tomato sauce
1/2 c. part-skim ricotta cheese
1/2 tomato, diced
2 oz. Mozzarella cheese
nonfat cooking spray

Directions:
Directions:
Coat skillet with nonfat cooking spray. Heat on medium flame. Add onion, garlic and carrots to skillet and saute 1-2 minutes, or until onions begin to soften. Add mushrooms, zucchini and garlic powder, saute 2 minutes. Add spinach and cook until wilted and heated through. Remove vegetables from heat and set aside. In large mixing bowl, combine ziti, ricotta cheese, tomato sauce, and vegetable mixture. Coat casserole dish with nonfat cooking spray. Put ziti mixture into casserole and top with diced tomatoes. Cover and bake in 350 oven for 20 minutes. Remove, top with mozzarella cheese, bake uncovered 10 minutes or until cheese melts.

 

 

 

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