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This baked ziti dish features scallops, shrimp, and a silky sauce made from jarred roasted bell peppers and pureed cream cheese. 

Recipe by Cooking Light March 2004


Credit: Karry Hosford

Recipe Summary

4 servings


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 400°.

  • Cook pasta according to the package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain well.

  • Combine hot water, roasted red bell peppers, and cream cheese in a food processor; process until smooth, scraping sides.

  • Heat the oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add salt, shrimp, scallops, and garlic; sauté 2 minutes or until shrimp and scallops are almost done. Add pepper mixture to pan; bring to a simmer. Reduce heat; cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add pasta and parsley to shrimp mixture, tossing well to combine. Spoon pasta mixture into an 8-inch square baking dish lightly coated with cooking spray, and sprinkle evenly with cheese. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until cheese melts; remove from oven.

  • Preheat broiler.

  • Return dish to oven; broil 2 minutes or until cheese begins to brown. Remove from heat; let stand 10 minutes.

Chef's Notes

Let the dish stand a few minutes after it emerges from the oven so the sauce can set.

Nutrition Facts

508 calories; calories from fat 21%; fat 11.7g; saturated fat 4.7g; mono fat 4.3g; poly fat 1.3g; protein 43.3g; carbohydrates 53.4g; fiber 2.4g; cholesterol 130mg; iron 4mg; sodium 977mg; calcium 388mg.