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Best Baked Ziti Recipe
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Best Baked Ziti Recipe

45 Minutes
25 Min Prep
45 Min Cook
Enjoy our Best Baked Ziti Recipe, a creamy, cheesy baked ziti. Our Best Baked Ziti Recipe is made with better-for-you versions of sour cream & mozzarella.
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8 servings
Original recipe yields 8 servings
4 cups ziti pasta, uncooked
1 jar (24 oz.) CLASSICO Tomato and Basil Pasta Sauce
1 can (14-1/2 oz.) diced tomatoes, undrained
6 oz. (3/4 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese, cubed
3/4 cup BREAKSTONE'S Reduced Fat or KNUDSEN Light Sour Cream
1 pkg. (8 oz.) KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Mozzarella Cheese, divided
1/3 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
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Let's Make It
1
Heat oven to 375ºF.
2
Cook pasta in large saucepan as directed on package, omitting salt. Remove from pan; drain. Meanwhile, cook pasta sauce, tomatoes and Neufchatel in same pan on medium heat 5 min. or until Neufchatel is completely melted and mixture is well blended, stirring frequently.
3
Toss pasta with sauce; spread half onto bottom of 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray. Cover with layers of sour cream, 1 cup mozzarella and remaining pasta mixture; sprinkle with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan.
4
Bake 20 min. or until heated through.
Kitchen Tips
Serving Suggestion
Serve with smart sides, such as a hot steamed fresh vegetable and a crisp mixed green salad tossed with your favorite KRAFT Lite Dressing.
Variation
Prepare with PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese, BREAKSTONE'S Reduced Fat or KNUDSEN Light Sour Cream, and KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Mozzarella Cheese.
Make Ahead
The delicious pasta dish can be assembled ahead of time. Refrigerate up to 8 hours before baking as directed, increasing the baking time to 30 to 35 min. or until casserole is heated through.
Nutrition
Calories
410
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g
18%
Saturated Fat 8g
40%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 45mg
15%
Sodium 1050mg
46%
Total Carbohydrates 48g
17%
Dietary Fibers 5g
18%
Sugars 14g
28%
Protein 20g
40%
Vitamin A
6%
Vitamin C
6%
Calcium
25%
Iron
8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Servings
8 servings, 1 cup each
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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