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Saturday, March 24 2012

Using lean ground beef helps keep this pasta casserole low in fat and calories.


Mama's Amazing Ziti
Recipe from 
Servings: 6 servings
Prep Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
     pound  95%-lean ground beef
     cups  shredded carrot
     10 3/4-ounce cans  reduced-fat and reduced-sodium condensed tomato soup
    2 1/2  cups  water
     ounces  dried cut ziti pasta (about 2 1/2 cups)
     tablespoons  snipped fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil, crushed
     teaspoon  onion powder
     teaspoon  garlic powder
     cup  shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese (4 ounces)
    1/4  cup  shredded Parmesan cheese (1 ounce)

In a 4-quart Dutch oven, cook ground beef and shredded carrot over medium heat until meat is brown. Drain off fat. Stir tomato soup, the water, uncooked ziti, dried basil (if using), onion powder, and garlic powder into meat mixture in Dutch oven.

Bring mixture to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and cook about 25 minutes or until ziti is tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in fresh basil (if using) and mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle individual servings with Parmesan cheese.
Nutrition information
Calories 420, Total Fat 11 g, Saturated Fat 4 g, Cholesterol 73 mg, Sodium 649 mg, Carbohydrate 49 g, Fiber 2 g, Protein 32 g. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet 
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