Baked Ziti & Summer Veggies


Add pops of color to this 40-minute baked ziti with summer veggies like squash, zucchini, and tomato.

Baked Ziti and Summer Veggies recipe
Photo: John Autry and Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr
Active Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
Nutrition Profile:


  • 4 ounces uncooked ziti

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 cups chopped yellow squash

  • 1 cup chopped zucchini

  • ½ cup chopped onion

  • 2 cups chopped tomato

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano

  • ¾ teaspoon salt, divided

  • teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • ¼ cup (2 ounces) part-skim ricotta cheese

  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

  • Cooking spray


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat; drain.

  2. Preheat oven to 400°F.

  3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan. Add squash, zucchini, and onion; sauté 5 minutes. Add tomato and garlic; sauté 3 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in pasta, 1/2 cup mozzarella, herbs, 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper.

  4. Combine ricotta, remaining salt and egg. Stir into pasta mixture. Spoon into an 8-inch square glass or ceramic baking dish coated with cooking spray; sprinkle with remaining mozzarella. Bake at 400°F for 15 minutes or until bubbly and browned.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

301 Calories
12g Fat
33g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size about 1 1/2 cups
Calories 301
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Protein 17g 34%
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 640mg 28%
Calcium 291mg 22%
Iron 2mg 11%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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