Low Fat Baked Ziti with Spinach

Kelli Thomas


This recipe comes from SkinnyTaste- one of my new favorite websites. I didn't have ziti-so I used penne pasta. I also didn't have frozen spinach, but I had fresh and it turned out great. For a low fat pasta, this is still rich and satisfying. Nutrition: 331 calories a serving, 7 grams of fat.

pinch tips: How to Mince Garlic





20 Min


30 Min


1 lb
high fiber ziti pasta
28 oz
crushed tomatoes
1 tsp
olive oil
3 clove
garlic, minced
10 oz
frozen spinach, thawed (feel free to substitute fresh)
1 tsp
2 Tbsp
salt and pepper to taste
8 oz
fat free ricotta cheese
1/4 c
parmesan cheese
2 c
part skim mozzarella cheese

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 375. Cook the pasta according to package, to al dente. Drain pasta and return to pot.
Heat olive oil over medium heat and sauté garlic. Add the spinach and cook until wilted (if using fresh). Add the crushed tomatoes, Salt, pepper, oregano, and basil. Heat through.
Add the sauce to the pot with the pasta. Stir in the ricotta, half of the mozzarella, and the Parmesan cheese. Place the pasta into a greased with cooking spray 13 x 9 pan. Top with remaining mozzarella. Bake for 30 minutes or until mozzarella is melted and edges are just beginning to brown.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy
Hashtags: #Low, #fat, #Calorie