Broccoli And Ziti Casserole Recipe


Preparation Time50 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyCuisine
Main Ingredient


 Olive oil1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Garlic1 Clove (5 gm), minced
 Fresh broccoli1 1⁄2 Pound, cooked according to the directions (About 4 Cups Cooked)
 Italian tomato sauce2 Cup (32 tbs) (From A Jar Or Either Of The Two Tomato Sauces Given In Basics)
 Ziti1⁄2 Pound, cooked according to package directions
 Parmesan cheese1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Low fat ricotta cheese1 Pound
 Seasoned breadcrumbs1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Toasted wheat germ2 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2484 Calories from Fat 967

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 111 g170.5%

Saturated Fat 34.5 g172.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 157.8 mg

Sodium 4019.9 mg167.5%

Total Carbohydrates 282 g94%

Dietary Fiber 50.3 g201.1%

Sugars 52.7 g

Protein 130 g259.2%

Vitamin A 163.7% Vitamin C 1070.8%

Calcium 194.8% Iron 108%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Heat the olive oil in a skillet; saute the garlic until softened but not brown.
Stir the broccoli into the garlic oil and set it aside.
In a large oblong casserole, layer half the tomato sauce, half the ziti, half the Parmesan cheese, all the broccoli, all the ricotta, the remaining ziti, the remaining sauce, crumbs, wheat germ, and the remaining Parmesan.
Cover and bake for 35 minutes in a preheated 350° F.
oven (10 minutes longer if the dish has been refrigerated before cooking).
Uncover during the last 15 minutes of cooking.
The sauce should be bubbly and the top lightly browned.