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Veggie Lover's Baked Ziti Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Veggie Lover's Baked Ziti

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"Baked pasta dish featuring summer squash, spinach and mozzarella cheese in a tomato-Alfredo sauce."

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Original recipe makes 8 1 1/4-cup servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins
  • READY IN

    30 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Spray 13x9-inch baking dish with cooking spray; set aside. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt.
  2. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat while pasta is cooking. Add squash, salt and pepper. Cook 5 minutes or until squash is crisp-tender and starting to brown, stirring frequently. Add spinach; cook 2 minutes or until liquid evaporates, stirring frequently. Stir in pasta sauce and Alfredo sauce; cook 1 minute or until hot, stirring occasionally.
  3. Drain pasta. Add to sauce along with half of the cheese; mix lightly. Spoon into prepared dish; top with the remaining cheese.
  4. Bake 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and mixture is hot.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 24, 2011

This was EXCELLENT and so fast to make. I made some variations: I used about 8 oz of fresh spinach, ex virgin oil instead of vegetable oil. I used red pepper and garlic pasta sauce which I think complemented the alfredo. I also used green squash since that was all I had. And added parm cheese onto the top. My husband and I will make this again and again! We are thinking on trying mushrooms, red pepper and artchokes next time in addition to the spinach and squash.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 11, 2011

Good, but I suggest using less sauce & less squash. Also could use some spice; it's pretty bland.

 
Jan 24, 2011

I made this the other day. It came out SO good. Quite possibly the best dinner I have ever made. It is so easy, too.

 
Mar 21, 2011

FANTASTIC!! I used 2 yellow squash, 9 oz. package of spinach, and a little parmasean mixed in and across the top in addition to the mozzarella. Other than that, I followed the recipe, and it came out beautifully! Will absolutely make again!

 
Aug 01, 2011

Excellent dish! Any veggie will work in this dish depending on the season. We have varied the veggies a few times. The first time we used squash and zucchini and the second time, we used just zucchini. Both times, the dish was amazing. Love by my whole family, including my preschoolers! You can really use any type of pasta. I used whole wheat egg noodles the last time. I recommend using whole wheat/grain pasta if you want to make it healthier. SO easy and quick.

 
Aug 08, 2011

Exceptional!

 
Jul 01, 2011

I used 2 squashes and that was just the right amount. It was a little bland, but a little parmesan on top helped. It was good w/ the frozen spinach, but I'd like to try fresh next time. I'd make this again for sure.

 
Nov 03, 2011

My husband and I loved this recipe and he hardley ever likes pasta without meat, let alone with some extra veggies in it! I wouldn't change anything about this recipe. We will definitely be making this one again!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 415 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 47 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 18.3 g
  • 28%
  • Fiber
  • 6 g
  • 24%
  • Protein
  • 19.1 g
  • 38%
  • Sodium
  • 1130 mg
  • 45%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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