Zucchini Baked Ziti

Recipe by bramble
READY IN: 1hr 15mins
SERVES: 8
YIELD: 2 pans
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Boil water and cook the ziti according to package directions.
  • While it is cooking, follow next steps.
  • When it is done, drain and set aside in large bowl (or pot).
  • Slice the zucchini.
  • In a skillet, heat 1/4 cup olive oil and fry the zucchini until browned on both sides.
  • Take them out of the pan and drain on paper towels.
  • In a saucepan, heat the remaining 1/4 cup oil.
  • Add the onion and cook until translucent.
  • Add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes, basil, parsley, salt and pepper.
  • Simmer uncovered for 20 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Pour into large bowl with the drained ziti.
  • Rub two shallow baking pans with olive oil.
  • In the first pan, put 1/4 of the ziti, then 1/4 of the zucchini.
  • Dot with butter, add 1/4 of the mozzarella and then 1/4 of the Parmesan.
  • Repeat the layers in that pan.
  • Repeat above steps for second pan.
  • Bake pans in a 350-degree oven for 30 minutes until the top is brown and crusty.
  • OR BAKE ONE, FREEZE ONE!
  • OR FREEZE BOTH: Cover the other pan tightly with aluminum foil and freeze.
  • Defrost before baking.
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