Weight Watcher's Baked Ziti - 7pp
1 pound uncooked pasta (Ziti or Penne)
3/4 pound part-skim Ricotta cheese
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (or more to taste)
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese, divided
4 cups marinara sauce, store bought, divided*
1/2 pound part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/4 cup basil leaves, cut into ribbons for garnish
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Coat bottom and sides of a lasagne pan with cooking spray.
Cook pasta according to package directions, drain and rinse with cool water.
While pasta is cooking, mix ricotta cheese, red pepper flakes, 3 T parmesan cheese, and 1/3 cup marinara sauce in a medium size bowl.
To assemble ziti - put 1/2 cup of sauce in bottom of pan. Top with 1/2 of pasta in an even layer. Evenly spread ricotta mixture over pasta, then top with 1/2 of the remaining marinara sauce. Top with remaining pasta, then with remaining marinara sauce. Sprinkle top with mozzarella cheese and remaining parmesan cheese. Bake in oven until cheese melts and begins to brown (approx 20-30 minutes). Allow ziti to set for about 10-15 minutes before slicing into 12 even peices. Yields one peice per serving.
* According to WWs - If you don't have store bought marinara sauce, you could substitute same measurement of fire roasted diced tomatoes instead, but it would affect points plus values.