Summer Vegetable Baked Ziti

Summer Vegetable Baked Ziti

I love using fresh summer veggies in the summer in a lot of dishes I make. We only live a few miles from an amazing farmers market, I try to take the kids once a week during the summer. Summer squash and zucchini looked really good that day so I decided to make Summer Vegetable Baked Ziti that night for dinner. If you guys have follow me for some time you know a good pasta dish is a staple in my house bc I have a picky eater, well he loved this! 


Summer Vegetable Baked Ziti

I love using my go to Ragu Homestyle pasta sauce to make quick and easy pasta dishes that I know my family will love! 

Summer Vegetable Baked Ziti

Summer Vegetable Baked Ziti

Since the Ragu Homestyle  is their thickest sauce it soaks into the pasta making for the perfect bite every time. Plus I love that they don’t use artificial flavors, artificial colors or high fructose corn syrup. It tastes fresh and homemade just what I look for in pasta sauces. Best part I do not have to slave all day cooking it since Ragu pasta sauce has done that for me. 

Summer Vegetable Baked Ziti

Summer Vegetable Baked Ziti

Summer Vegetable Baked Ziti

Ingredients: 

  • 16oz box of Ziti Pasta 
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh Parsley 
  • 1 egg
  • 15oz. Ricotta Cheese
  • 1/4c. Parmesan cheese 
  • 2 cups Mozzarella Cheese (divided) 
  • 1  jar Homestyle Thick and Hearty Traditional Sauce Ragu Homestyle Pasta Sauce 
  • 3 cups chopped summer squash and zucchini (I used 1 1/2 cups each) 
  • Salted for pasta water 

Summer Vegetable Baked Ziti

Summer Vegetable Baked Ziti

Summer Vegetable Baked Ziti

Summer Vegetable Baked Ziti

Summer Vegetable Baked Ziti

Directions: 

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 
  2. Bring your salted water up to a boil and drop your ziti
  3. Cook your pasta until al dente (about 9-11 mins) 
  4. While the pasta is cooking wash your veggies and dice the summer squash and zucchini (set aside) 
  5. Finely chop your parsley 
  6. In a bowl mix together the egg, ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, 1 1/2c mozzarella cheese and parsley 
  7. Drain your pasta and place in a large bowl 
  8. Mix the pasta and summer veggies with your Homestyle Thick and Hearty Traditional Sauce Ragu Pasta Sauce 
  9. Combine the cheese mixture into the pasta until well blended 
  10. Add your Summer Vegetable Baked Ziti to a 9 x 13 baking dish lightly sprayed with cooking spray 
  11. Sprinkle the remaining mozzarella cheese on top 
  12. Bake at 350 for 45 mins or until golden bubbly 
  13. ENJOY! 

Summer Vegetable Baked Ziti

Don’t forget to check out all the new Homestyle Thick and Hearty Traditional Sauces Ragu has to offer! And for more delicious recipes from Ragu Traditions Pasta Sauce.

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  1. This looks so fast and easy and yummy! I love Ragu and zucchini! So I will be making this for sure!!!

  2. This summer vegetable backed ziti sounds amazing as well as looks delicious. I love using Ragu’s Homestyle sauces. Thanks for sharing this awesome dish recipe.

  3. Yay! A new pasta dish to try! I’ve been lucky today and this is the 3rd pasta dish I’ve read this morning. Now I won’t have to whack my brains thinking of new dishes to make for my family. Thanks for the recipe. Totally awesome!

  4. This is a perfect dish to eat up all the summer squash and zucchini that is currently pouring out of my garden! I’ll be trying this recipe this weekend!

  5. I bought some really great squash and fresh tomatoes at the farmer’s market yesterday, and your dish reminded me that I haven’t made baked ziti in ages. Will be making some this weekend. Yum!

  6. I’ve been trying to include more veggies in our meals. Everyone, myself included, seems to eat more veggies if they are cooked within the main dish, rather than being on the side.

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