Ziti and Cheese


  • Heat oven to 375°. Coat a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.



  • Heat oil in a 3-quart saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook 4 minutes. Add garlic and cook another minute. Stir in whole tomatoes and their juice, breaking tomatoes apart with your hands or a wooden spoon. Stir in tomato sauce, tomato paste, sugar, salt and pepper. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes.

  • Remove pan from heat. Stir in diced tomatoes and basil.

Ziti and cheese

  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to boiling. Add ziti; boil 10 minutes, stirring. Drain and transfer to a large bowl. Add half the sauce to bowl with ziti. Stir to coat. Pour ziti mixture into prepared dish. Top with remaining sauce and then sprinkle with the cheeses.

  • Bake at 375° for 20 to 25 minutes, until bubbly and lightly browned. Cool 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

383 calories; 14 g total fat; 29 mg cholesterol; 1009 mg sodium. 45 g carbohydrates; 19 g protein;