Recipe: Perfect Baked Ziti - Tuscan Flavored

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Baked Ziti - Tuscan Flavored
Baked Ziti - Tuscan Flavored

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To begin with this recipe, we must first prepare a few ingredients. You can have baked ziti - tuscan flavored using 15 ingredients and 12 steps. Here is how you can achieve it.

The ingredients needed to make Baked Ziti - Tuscan Flavored:

  1. Get eggplant (peeled, sliced 1/2”)
  2. Take zucchini (sliced 1/2”)
  3. Take plum tomatoes (sliced in half – lengthwise)
  4. Get red onion (halved – lengthwise)
  5. Get Drizzle of olive oil
  6. Make ready Italian sausage (mild or hot)
  7. Take whole, pitted black olives (sliced in half)
  8. Take roasted red bell peppers (chopped)
  9. Make ready Drizzle of balsamic vinegar
  10. Get Pasta - Penne or Ziti
  11. Get large jar (32oz) or more, tomato sauce
  12. Make ready red pepper flakes
  13. Get fresh basil (chopped)
  14. Get fresh shredded mozzarella cheese
  15. Take fresh flat leaf parsley (chopped)

How to make the best baked ziti seriously just got delicious with my recipe. Serve our low-cal, low-fat Tuscan Vegetarian Baked Ziti for dinner tonight! This Healthy Living vegetarian baked ziti meal is filled with cheesy goodness. Ziti al forno, which translates to Oven-Baked Pasta, is also distinguished by having no real rules for its recipe.

Instructions to make Baked Ziti - Tuscan Flavored:

  1. Heat grill to medium temperature.
  2. Place the first four prepared vegetables on a platter for grilling. Drizzle all the vegetables lightly with olive oil. [A bit heavier with the eggplant]
  3. Place the slices on the grill (oil side down) and reduce the grill temp to low – medium. Brush olive oil on the tops. Grill for 7 minutes, then 5 minutes on the other side. [Keep tomatoes to a lower temp side of the grill]
  4. Remove the vegetables to a platter, but leave the onion to grill a bit more. Place the sausage(s) on the grill and cook for about 5 minutes per side. Remove the sausage and onion to a plate and let cool.
  5. On a cutting board, slice the grilled vegetables into bite-sized portions. Place them into a large bowl. Add the black olives and roasted red bell peppers. Drizzle the bowl ingredients with balsamic vinegar.
  6. On a cutting board, slice the sausage into 1/2” slices. Place these pieces on a plate.
  7. Prepare pasta according to package instructions for a slightly al dente firmness. Drain the pasta (do not rinse) and drizzle with olive oil while mixing.
  8. Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  9. Take a very large lasagna pan (or deep dish pan) and coat the bottom of the pan with a bit of the tomato sauce. Add the pasta and then the vegetables and spread evenly. Place the sausage pieces on top.
  10. Spread the rest of the tomato sauce on top and add a dash of red pepper flakes (lightly) to areas of the sauce. Top the sauce with fresh basil and now the cheese. Place the pan in the heated oven.
  11. Bake covered (aluminum foil) for 25 minutes. Remove foil and bake an additional 15 minutes to brown the cheese. Remove the pan and allow it to cool for 15 minutes. Top with parsley.
  12. Use a large serving spoon or spatula to serve. Enjoy with toasted garlic bread and northern Italian red wine.

The Italians have been making Ziti al Forno dating back to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance when oven-baked pasta was served at banquets and in the palaces of the nobility. This baked ziti recipe is layers of pasta with meat sauce and three types of cheese, all cooked together to golden brown perfection. To make baked ziti, you need pasta, a creamy ricotta mixture and meaty marinara sauce. First make the sauce by cooking pieces of ground beef and Italian sausage in a pan. This Baked Ziti recipe turns our perfect every time!

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