Monday, November 4, 2013

Dinner…Plan "B" - Clean Baked Ziti

Well, even with the best of intentions on my meal plan…I was in such a rush this morning and TOTALLY forgot to put my crockpot meal IN the crockpot!  Ooops!!!  See…even with a meal plan sometimes you have to go to plan B!  That's ok…I'm going to make a "clean" Baked Ziti…It's a kid and hubby favorite.  (And, to be honest, I LOVE it too…sometimes I love it so much I make myself a different meal because I'll just keep eating it!!).

So, I know there are lots of ways to make this…complicated or easy…well, I go for the easy route.  This really is a "go-to" meal for me because it IS so easy.  It's a one dish meal, which I love and we can literally go through more than half of a 9x13 pan! (Yes, I have BIG eaters in my family).

Here it is…you can add spices if you want, but honestly, it tastes great the way I make it!  (That being said, I KNOW people have a way more gourmet way of doing this, but, remember people…I'm a busy mom and I go for EASE!!).

Clean Eating Baked Ziti
Clean Eating Baked Ziti
Clean Baked Ziti


  • 1 box of Whole Wheat Penne Pasta
  • 32 oz jar of clean marinara sauce ( I use one from Costco that literally has 6 ingredients in it, yes, I'm sure it would be better for me to make my own, but I don't have time for that!)
  • 1 lb of ground turkey, browned
  • 1.5 - 2 cups of shredded low-fat mozzarella (divided)
    Marinara Sauce

Cook the pasta for about 7 minutes ( you want it a little under cooked), brown the ground turkey, mix all the ingredients together, (ground turkey, marinara sauce, pasta, 1/2 of the cheese).
Place in a 9x13 baking dish, sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.  Bake for 25 minutes uncovered at 350 degrees.

No comments :

Post a Comment