Home-Made Baked Ziti Meal Recipe

You will need a few things to make this recipe that you can pick up at the store. You will need 8 oz of whole wheat ziti, 1 lb ground turkey, can of organic spaghetti sauce, chopped onion (Here are some great onion choppers for you!), and fat free cheese. This recipe is very simple.

Start a pot of water boiling. Place a few drops of extra virgin olive oil in the water. (Here’s some olive oil dispensers you may like)

This will keep your pasta from sticking to each other when you drain the water. While your water is boiling, get out a 9″X13″ pan and preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.

Boil your pasta for about 7-10 minutes until it is tender. Take your 1 lb. of ground turkey and brown it on the stove. Drain the pasta when it is done. Drain your turkey well to get all of the fat off of it. Turkey is lower fat than ground beef and healthier for you too.

Pour the pasta and ground turkey into your 13X9 pan. Next open up the spaghetti sauce with a can opener and pour it on top. Add a bit of chopped onion and mix it all up.

Once all the ingredients are mixed well put fat free cheese on the top. Fat free cheese will still melt, just not quite as well. Place the pan in the oven for 20 minutes. This will melt your cheese and heat up the other ingredients. Take it out of the oven and you are ready to serve.

If you don’t have ziti, you can use any kind of pasta for this recipe. Just make sure you get whole wheat since it is better for you and lower in fat. Serve this meal along with a small salad for a great meal. This should serve approx. 6 people. Enjoy your meal and save the leftovers. They heat back up great!

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