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Broccoli and Ziti Casserole

 

Delicious and succulent casserole is perfect for a dinner with the whole family together.
37

Yield

8

servings

Prep

25

min

Cook

35

min

Ready

60

min

Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber
 

Ingredients

¼ cup olive oil
2 garlic cloves
minced
2 pounds broccoli florets
fresh, cooked, chopped
4 cups tomato sauce
italian,
1 pound pasta, ziti
cooked
½ cup Parmesan cheese
¼ pound mozzarella cheese
grated, optional
2 pounds ricotta cheese
low fat
½ cup bread crumbs
seasoned
2 tablespoons wheat germ
toasted, optional

Directions

Heat olive oil in skillet.

Sauté garlic until softened, not brown.

Stir broccoli into garlic oil; set aside.

In casserole (9x13), layer half tomato sauce, half the ziti, half Parmesan cheese and all Mozzarella, all broccoli, all Ricotta.

Then layer remaining ziti.

Add sauce, crumbs, wheat germ and remaining Parmesan.

Cover and bake at 350℉ (180℃) for 35 minutes (10 minutes longer if dish has been refrigerated before cooking).

Uncover during the last 15 minutes of cooking.

Sauce should be bubbling and top lightly brown.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 444g (15.7 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 64339% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 42%
Saturated Fat 13g 66%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 376mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 23%
Dietary Fiber 4g 17%
Sugars g
Protein 65g
Vitamin A 89% Vitamin C 204%
Calcium 52% Iron 27%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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