Baked Ziti Casserole

Baked Ziti Casserole created by Breezytoo

From Butter Busters, a ziti casserole using an egg substitute. (You can also make it using eggs). Can be resized for smaller portions, or frozen.

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2hrs 20mins
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directions

  • To make sauce:

  • In a 6-quart pot, saute onion and garlic in liquid butter buds. Add undrained tomatoes, tomato paste, 1 1/2 cups water, 2 tablespoons parsley, sugar, oregano, basil and pepper. Mix well. Mash tomatoes. Simmer covered but stirring occasionally for 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Cook ziti as package directs. Make cheese layer: In large bowl, combine ricotta, 1 cup mozzarella, 1/4 cup parmesan, egg beaters, parsley, and pepper. Beat with wooden spoon until blended.
  • Spoon a little sauce into a 5-quart casserole dish (or 2 9-inch square dishes) that have been sprayed with cooking spray. Layer 1/3 ziti, cheese mixture, and remaining sauce. Sprinkle part of the remaining mozzarella on top. Repeat layers 2 times, ending with mozzarella and 1/4 cup parmesan. Bake uncovered 45 minutes.
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"From Butter Busters, a ziti casserole using an egg substitute. (You can also make it using eggs). Can be resized for smaller portions, or frozen."
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  1. Helen1
    Enjoyed this recipe! I cheated and used a bottle of spaghetti sauce. Couldn't find ziti pasta, so I used rigatoni. Over-all very tasty.
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  2. Andi Longmeadow Farm
    Made this as a really quick, easy meal that tastes delicious! I used cottage cheese, since I didn't have ricotta. Mixed mozzarella and parmesan with some garlic salt for the topping. Thanks so much!
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  3. Breezytoo
    Baked Ziti Casserole Created by Breezytoo
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  4. Breezytoo
    This is wonderful! I couldn't find ziti at the grocery store I was in, so used penne. I used the diced version of the tomatoes so I didn't have to mash them :)I guess I got ahead of myself in the recipe because I mixed the mozzarella together with the other cheeses instead of reserving a portion for the top! No worries tho, it still came out wonderful and we both loved it! Served it with green salad and breadsticks and what a great meal! Will definitely make this one again! Thank you for sharing this tasty, easy to make recipe!:)
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  5. lazyme
    From Butter Busters, a ziti casserole using an egg substitute. (You can also make it using eggs). Can be resized for smaller portions, or frozen.
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