Baked Ziti and Bean Casserole


Cuisine: American

Category: pasta

Servings: 6

Ingredients:

1 (28-ounce) can whole tomatoes,
drained
1 cup nonfat ricotta cheese
1/4 cup chopped red onion
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon chopped fresh or
1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
4 cups hot cooked ziti or penne pasta
1 (15-ounce) can great northern
beans, rinsed and drained
3 slices part-skim mozzarella cheese,
about 6-1/2 X 4 inches
Grated Parmesan cheese,
if desired


Instructions:

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Spray rectangular baking dish, 11 X 7 X 1-1/2 inches, with nonstick cooking spray. Break up tomatoes in large bowl. Stir in ricotta cheese, onion, parsley, thyme, salt and red pepper. Carefully fold in pasta and beans. Pour pasta mixture into baking dish, spreading evenly. Arrange mozzarella cheese on top. Bake uncovered about 30 minutes or until mixture is hot and cheese is golden brown. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. 6 servings

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