I love this clean eating baked Italian ziti recipe. It’s a no-fail crowd pleaser regardless of who I’m serving.
It’s a very versatile dish. Add veggies, different meats, even change up the spices if you like. You can, of course, also use other cheese as well. The truth is, I’ve made this with mozzarella several times and it’s delicious. But I try not to get carried away with the cheese as often as I’d like, so I stick with the parmesan the majority of the time that I make this recipe. Either way, it’s pretty darn tasty and doesn’t take too long to assemble either!
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CLEAN EATING BAKED ITALIAN ZITI RECIPE:
This delicious dish is sure to become a family favorite! Serve with a green salad or a side of veggies.
- 1 lb. whole wheat penne pasta (cooked to package directions)
- 1 1/2 lb. ground turkey
- 1 tbsp. 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
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 (15 oz.) can tomato sauce (low sodium, no sugar)
- 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
While the pasta cooks, in a large skillet, cook the turkey meat in the olive oil.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the basil, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, honey, vinegar, water and tomato sauce.
Add the cooked pasta and the cooked meat to the tomato sauce and mix well.
Transfer to a baking dish and top with parmesan cheese.
Bake at 350 F. for about 20 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.