Baked Ziti

 Makes 4 servings

• 8 ounces ziti, uncooked
• 1/2 pound extra lean ground beef
• 2 medium onions, chopped
• 3 cups spaghetti sauce
• 2 cups Penn Maid® Cottage Cheese
• 2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
• 1 egg, lightly beaten
• 1 tsp dried parsley
• 1/2 tsp garlic powder

Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 2-quart or 2-liter baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Cook ziti according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cool water. Set aside. Meanwhile, crumble meat in a large skillet coated with nonstick cooking spray. Add onions. Sauté until meat is cooked. Add spaghetti sauce. In a large bowl, combine cottage cheese, Parmesan cheese, egg, parsley and garlic powder. Mix thoroughly. Add cooked ziti and mix well. Spread about 1/3 of the meat, onion and spaghetti sauce mixture in the bottom of the prepared pan. Spoon ziti and cheese mixture into the pan. Pour the remaining spaghetti sauce mixture into the pan. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for about 30 minutes.


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