Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Oh MAN This is Good!

This dish was soooo fantastic!  Soul food, that is what this is!  I had two servings and I am more full than usual, but it is worth it, I was craving something this tasty!  And it still fits in my daily points!  You have got to try this!  The original recipe called for ricotta cheese, but that is not something I like, so I substituted sour cream and boy is it yum!

Preparation Time: 10 min
Cooking Time: 40 min
Level of Difficulty: Easy

3 spray(s) cooking spray
1 pound(s) uncooked pasta, rigatoni or penne
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes, or more to taste
1/4 cup(s) grated Parmesan cheese, divided
4 cup(s) marinara sauce, store-bought, divided**
1/2 pound(s) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheeses
1/4 cup(s) basil, cut into ribbons, for garnish***
3/4 pound(s) light sour cream

Preheat oven to 350ºF. Coat bottom and sides of a lasagna pan with cooking spray.
Cook pasta according to package directions; rinse with cool water and drain.
While pasta is cooking, in a medium bowl, combine sour cream, red pepper flakes, 3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese and 1/3 cup marinara sauce.
To assemble ziti, spoon 1/2 cup sauce on bottom of prepared pan; top with half of pasta in an even layer. Evenly spread pasta with sour cream mixture; cover with half of remaining sauce. Top with remaining pasta and spoon remaining sauce over top; sprinkle with mozzarella and remaining tablespoon Parmesan. Bake until cheese melts and is browned, about 20 to 30 minutes. Allow ziti to sit for 10 to 15 minutes before slicing into 12 pieces. Yields 1 piece per serving.

Servings: 12
PointsPlus™ Value: 7

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