Lentil Baked Ziti

Lentil Baked Ziti

This protein-packed vegetarian ziti is every veggie lover’s dream. It’s an easy dinner that makes for a hearty meal and great left-overs you can indulge in all week!    

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Ingredients

  • Lentils*
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
  • 1 ¼ cups regular brown lentils, picked over for debris and rinsed
  • 3 cups water
  • Pasta and everything else
  • 12 ounces whole grain ziti, rigatoni or penne pasta
  • 8 ounces (2 packed cups) grated part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • Salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes (omit if sensitive to spice)
  • 23.5 ounces Newman?s Own Organics Marinara (plus 1 cup extra sauce, if you like extra-saucy ziti like me), divided
  • 1 cup cottage cheese or ricotta cheese**
  • Handful of torn fresh basil leaves, for garnishing

Directions

Want to see the entire recipe? Click here Published October 10, 2018.

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