I created this pasta bake for a stay at home Saturday night after visiting the farmers market on a lovely August day, not too hot, not too cool. I made this for our family, but it would also be nice to take to a potluck.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place zucchini, onion, tomatoes (skin side down) and garlic cloves on large baking sheet, combine with olive oil and 1 tsp Italian spices and several grinds of freshly ground black pepper. Place in oven and set timer for 30 minutes. Turn zucchini slices and onions about halfway through.
Meanwhile, place large pot of water on stove over high heat. When water is boiling, add kosher salt and pasta. Cook until pasta is about 3/4 done, approximately 8 minutes. Drain and set aside.
Check vegetables after 30 minutes and remove from oven when nicely roasted. Set aside to cool. When vegetables are cool, remove peel from garlic cloves and roughly chop the other vegetables. Set aside.
Combine ricotta, 8 ounces mozzarella, parmigiana cheese, eggs,1 tsp Italian spices and several grinds of freshly ground pepper in large bowl.
Reset oven to 350 degrees F. In a large baking dish, combine roasted vegetables and pasta. Add sausage and tomato sauce. Top with cheese mixture and gently mix. Top with remaining mozzarella cheese and bake covered with aluminum foil for approximately 30 minutes. Remove foil and cook for another 15 minutes until cheese is bubbly and lightly browned on top.