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Italian Ziti Bake


  • Prep Time : 10 min
  • Cook Time : 45 min
  • Ready Time : 55 min


6 s


  • 1 pound Ziti, Rigatoni or other medium pasta shape, uncooked
  • 1 tsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 medium zucchini, diced
  • 3 Cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 28- oz. can crushed tomatoes in puree
  • 2 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 15- oz. container part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 2/3 cup part-skim mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese



1 Prepare pasta according to package directions
2 While pasta is cooking, warm the vegetable oil in a large saucepan over medium-low heat.
3 . Add the onion, zucchini and garlic.
4 Cover the pan and cook until the vegetables are very soft, about 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
5 Preheat oven to 325-o F. Blend together the egg whites and ricotta cheese until smooth.
6 In a 3-quart casserole dish, layer the pasta, ricotta cheese and tomato mixture, ending with a layer of the tomato mixture.
7 Sprinkle the top with grated mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.
8 Bake until golden brown on top and bubbling, about 45 minutes.

Source: National Pasta Association

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2 Responses to Italian Ziti Bake

  1. avatar says: Faye

    First time I’m actually checking out individual recipes. The persimmon salad recipe sounded tantalizing but when I tried the link several times, a baked ziti recipe came up instead :(

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