Weight Watchers Baked Ziti Recipe
Weight Watchers Baked Ziti Recipe
A classic Italian Dinner with Ground Beef, oregano, thyme, rosemary, garlic, and Mozzarella cheese.
You will only spend 15 minutes prepping this meal, which we all love!
This hearty dinner has just under 300 calories, and 7.8 grams of fat. We use lean ground beef, and part-skim Mozzarella cheese to make it lighter than the original version.
A delicious comfort food pasta meal!
What is Ziti
Ziti is a type of pasta that originates from the southern Italian region of Calabria.
It is a long, tubular pasta that is traditionally made from durum wheat semolina. However, many modern brands of ziti are made with a blend of semolina and other flours, such as all-purpose flour or whole wheat flour.
Ziti is available in different sizes, ranging from small ziti which is approximately 1/2 inch in diameter, to large ziti which can be up to 1 inch in diameter.
The word “ziti” comes from the Italian word “zito”, which means “bridegroom”. It is believed this name was given to the pasta because it was traditionally served at weddings.
Weight Watchers Points
MyWW Points: 7 Blue Plan and 9 Green Plan
7 WW Freestyle Points and 9 Smart Points.
Personal Points will vary based on your individual plan.
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Weight Watchers Baked Ziti
- Prepare the pasta according the directions on that package. Don't add salt.
- Drain the water off of the pasta, and set aside.
- Preheat oven to 350° F
- In a medium sized saucepan, add olive oil.
- Heat oil over medium heat.
- Add in garlic and saute for Two minutes
- Add in ground beef and cook until browned, approx 5 minutes.
- Drain fat and place saucepan back on the heat.
- Stir in the rosemary, thyme, salt, pepper, and oregano.
- Cook an additional Two minutes.
- Add in the tomatoes
- Bring to a boil, reduce heat & simmer for Five minutes.
- Place a thin layer of ground beef mixture on the bottom of the casserole dish.
- Place ½ of the prepared pasta in an even layer.
- Place ½ of the ground beef mixture evenly over the pasta
- Place ½ of the mozzarella cheese in an even layer over the meat layer
- Repeat each layer with the remaining pasta, meat sauce, and cheese.
- Bake in preheated oven approx 30 minutes or until the cheese is golden brown and bubbling.
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