I roasted a small diced zucchini, summer squash & mushrooms for the first veggie layer. Unlike traditional baked ziti, which is packed with dairy (and sometimes meat), this vegan baked ziti is actually GOOD for you. Also made the Marinara Sauce using your recipe. Check out these best-sellers and special offers on books and newsletters from Mayo Clinic. All rights reserved. I used cottage cheese and gluten free noodles and did everything else as written. Putting it in my meal rotation! Delicious! Good, comfort food. I appreciate your review. What to Serve with Baked Ziti. Prep Time 20 minutes Cook Time 30 minutes It took me a while to find the perfect ratio of mozzarella, marinara, and ricotta (I actually used cottage cheese, more on that in a bit). I’ve made this several times to rave reviews. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt, and drain. Great recipe! :) We don’t like cottage cheese or ricotta cheese, how can we substitute this? I would have never thought to throw cauliflower and cottage cheese into a ziti and turns out the flavors mesh together deliciously! I did freeze it before baking and the result after cooking was a kind of watery ziti. Evenly sprinkle the roasted cauliflower on top, then dollop 1 cup of the cottage cheese over the cauliflower (it doesn’t need to be spread into an even layer), followed by ½ cup of the mozzarella. Toss gently to mix. Cook the pasta just until al dente, according to package directions (it will continue to cook while it bakes in the oven, so you want the pasta to still have a little bite to it). Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to boil. 31 Delicious Ground Beef Recipes Easy Baked Ziti With Three Cheeses 73 mins Ratings. In a large oven-proof freezer-proof baking dish, place 1/2 cup of the sauce at the bottom of the baking dish. Added flavor boost with some marinated artichoke hearts and mushrooms, doubling the fresh basil, and using an Italian cheese mix for 1/2 the cheese (keeping the Mozzarella for the other 1/2 since it creates a nice gooey consistencey), and then topping with 2 TB of parmesan. Agree w/other reviewers to reduce ricotta cheese to 15 oz. When the oil is hot, add the ground beef, onion, and green bell pepper. Stir in vegetable stock, a little bit at a time. The ingredient list is confusing. Yummy good and very easy. We are trying to eat more veggies, no white flour and very low or no sugar. Replace the ziti with elbow macaroni, penne pasta, or mini penne, or use a similar pasta shape. Our baked ziti recipe is a dish all cooks should have in their repertoire. All rights reserved. This was DELICIOUS! This recipe is full of traditional flavors – ziti, Italian sausage, pasta sauce, ricotta cheese, Mozzarella, and parmesan. 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