Baked Ziti with Lentil Pasta


2 boxes of the Tolerant Brand Red Lentil Penne Pasta

Tomato Sauce approx 6 cupsĀ (can make your own or buy organic ready made sauce in Jar)

2 lbs fresh Mozzarella (1 lb cut into cubes and other 1 lb thinly sliced)

15 oz container of Ricotta Cheese (prefer natural by nature grass-fed brand)

1 1/2 cups freshly grated raw Parmesan Romano Cheese

2 cloves of garlic freshly minced

1 1/2 tsp dried parsley

freshly ground pepper and sea salt to taste

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Bring a large pot of water to a boil, add a little sea salt, and boil the lentil pasta until al dente (approx 8-10 minutes). Drain pasta.

Meanwhile, in a large bowl mix the ricotta cheese with the fresh minced garlic and the 1 lb of cubed mozzarella cheese. Season with salt, pepper, and parsley.

Toss the cooked pasta with the cheese mixture, tomato sauce, and half of the parmesan cheese. Then transfer the mixture into a well greased (use coconut oil to grease dish) large baking dish. Sprinkle with the remaining parmesan cheese and top with the other half of the sliced mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle with sea salt and pepper to taste.

Bake until lightly browned and hot, approximately 20-30 minutes.

Serve immediately, approximately 8-12 servings.


About the author Tracy is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian in the South Florida area. She is the lead consultant and President of tmihealth. Tracy works with clients in her Wellington office and nation-wide via phone and skype consultation options with programs specializing in Nutrition and Detoxification. You can also find her on Facebook and Google+

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