Vegetarian Ziti Gratinee

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 30 mins

Nice pasta dish! There are a lot of things that you can do with this, you can sub different vegetables or add more, if you like. I did not use basil leaves, a personal preference, but the recipe can use it!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Over medium-low heat, add the the oil to a large skillet with the onions, garlic and bay leaf, stirring occasionally, until the onions have softened.
  3. Add the eggplant and cook, stirring occasionally, for 8 minutes or until the eggplant has softened.
  4. Stir in the zucchini, red bell pepper, tomatoes, and 1 teaspoon salt, and cook obver medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 5-7 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
  5. Stir in the basil (if using) and a few grinds of pepper to taste.
  6. Cook ziti according to pkg directions.
  7. Drain the ziti, then toss with ricotta cheese, eggs, olive oil, Parmesan, and 1 teaspoon salt.
  8. Spoon half the ziti into a lighlty oiled 4 qt casserole dish.
  9. Top with ratatouille and then the remaining ziti.
  10. Sprinkle with cheddar.
  11. Cover and bake for 20 minutes.
  12. Uncover and cook 10 minutes longer.

Reviews

(3)
Most Helpful

Oh...this is so good...comfort food at it's best!!! I couldn't find ziti so subbed whole grain small penne. I also had some baby bella mushrooms to add and fresh tarragon. This makes a HUGE pan! Great leftovers too. My meat-eaters didn't even miss out. Will definitely be making this often. Thanks so much for sharing!

crescendogal December 29, 2006

YUM! I prepared everything up to the baking one night and baked it the next night. 4 VERY large serves, probably more like 6 serves. I was originally going to give this 4 stars, simply because it is hard to make it look great on serving, so marking down 1 point for presentation, but then I nibbled on some leftovers straight from the fridge and it was so wonderful. So great hot or cold, and good as a side dish with meat - although I imagine you could even add chicken pieces to the middle section for those who absolutely insist on meat. I used less oil in cooking, maybe 1T, and added 1T of dried basil. Next time I will add some diff herbs and increase the garlic. And maybe some mushrooms and broccoli would go nicely too. Definitely a keeper!

Andrea-Oz December 03, 2005

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