Clean Eating Baked Ziti
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Who doesn't enjoy some Italian comfort food? I work this recipe into our family meal plan every other week. Our boys love pasta! I sometimes add more cheese than called for (shame, shame!), but that's my own problem. Perhaps I can put the blame on my hometown state of Wisconsin. Once a cheesehead - always a cheesehead!
Servings
12
Servings
12
Clean Eating Baked Ziti
Print Recipe
Who doesn't enjoy some Italian comfort food? I work this recipe into our family meal plan every other week. Our boys love pasta! I sometimes add more cheese than called for (shame, shame!), but that's my own problem. Perhaps I can put the blame on my hometown state of Wisconsin. Once a cheesehead - always a cheesehead!
Servings
12
Servings
12
Ingredients
  • 1 lb whole wheat pasta, cooked (my boys prefer rotini noodles)
  • 1 1/2 lb ground turkey or chicken
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil or olive oil
  • 2 tbsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 diced onion
  • 1 diced red pepper
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 - 15 oz can tomato sauce, no sodium is best
  • 1 cup feat cheese or parmesan optional
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded from block for topping
Instructions
  1. While the pasta cooks, in a large skillet, cook the turkey meat in the oil. Add diced onion and red pepper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the basil, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, honey, vinegar, water and tomato sauce.
  3. Combine the cooked pasta, meat, and tomato sauce mixture.
  4. Transfer to an 8x10 baking dish. Mix in feta cheese.
  5. (Optional) Sprinkle mozzarella cheese (or parmesan) on top
  6. Bake at 350 F for about 20 minutes or until the cheese on top is melted.
Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from one of my all time favorite clean eating websites: The Gracious Pantry

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