Chicken Parmesan Baked Ziti Recipe

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Theodore Published: December 14, 2020 Modified: June 1, 2021
Chicken Parmesan Baked Ziti Recipe

How To Make Chicken Parmesan Baked Ziti

Cook up this flavorful and cheesy baked ziti for your next dinner party! It’s loaded with filling chicken for a fuller and more flavorful meal.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 45 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 12ozDeLallo penne ziti,or any pasta shape
  • 2cupschicken breasts,cooked, shredded
  • 25ozDeLallo Pomodoro Fresco Tomato-Basil Sauce,pasta sauce
  • cupsmozzarella cheese,shredded, 2% low fat
  • cupparmesan cheese,freshly-grated
  • ¼cupfresh basil leaves,packed, roughly chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

  2. Cook the pasta to al dente in a large stockpot of generously-salted boiling, according to package instructions. Drain.

  3. Return the pasta to the stockpot, then add chicken and tomato sauce.

  4. Gently toss to combine until the pasta is evenly coated.

  5. Pour half of the pasta into a greased 11 x 7-inch or 9 x 13-inch baking dish.

  6. Sprinkle evenly with 1 cup of mozzarella cheese, half of the Parmesan cheese and half of the basil.

  7. Layer the remaining half of the pasta evenly on top.

  8. Sprinkle evenly with the remaining ½ cup of mozzarella cheese.

  9. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until the cheese is melted and just barely starts to turn golden.

  10. Remove, then sprinkle immediately with the remaining Parmesan cheese and fresh basil.

  11. Serve warm, and enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 637.02kcal
  • Fat: 27.72g
  • Saturated Fat: 13.83g
  • Trans Fat: 0.09g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 8.61g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.95g
  • Carbohydrates: 53.13g
  • Fiber: 3.96g
  • Sugar: 8.74g
  • Protein: 41.78g
  • Cholesterol: 114.02mg
  • Sodium: 1120.79mg
  • Calcium: 525.24mg
  • Potassium: 728.26mg
  • Iron: 2.45mg
  • Vitamin A: 204.79µg
  • Vitamin C: 2.54mg
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