Baked Ziti with Mushrooms and Mozzarella

Use a selection of mushrooms such as shiitake, button, cremini, or portobello for the deepest mushroom flavor.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 1 hourDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 oz.) ziti pasta
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 lbs. mixed, sliced mushrooms
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (28 oz.) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¾ cup grated part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and spray a 9" × 13" casserole dish lightly with nonstick spray. Cook the ziti according to the package directions, until just al dente; rinse, drain well, and place in the prepared casserole dish.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. When hot, add the mushrooms and cook without moving until they begin to brown on one side, about 7 minutes. Stir and continue to cook until they lose most of their liquid, another 3–4 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the tomatoes, sugar, and salt. Cook until the flavors of the sauce come together, about 10 minutes.
  • Pour the sauce over the pasta and stir in ½ cup mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle the top with the remaining mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake the pasta until it bubbles and the cheese melts, 20 minutes.

Recipe Information

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 oz.) ziti pasta
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 lbs. mixed, sliced mushrooms
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (28 oz.) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¾ cup grated part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and spray a 9" × 13" casserole dish lightly with nonstick spray. Cook the ziti according to the package directions, until just al dente; rinse, drain well, and place in the prepared casserole dish.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. When hot, add the mushrooms and cook without moving until they begin to brown on one side, about 7 minutes. Stir and continue to cook until they lose most of their liquid, another 3–4 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the tomatoes, sugar, and salt. Cook until the flavors of the sauce come together, about 10 minutes.
  • Pour the sauce over the pasta and stir in ½ cup mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle the top with the remaining mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake the pasta until it bubbles and the cheese melts, 20 minutes.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories340
Total Fat8g
Saturated Fat2g
Cholesterol10mg
Sodium350mg
Total Carbohydrate55g
Dietary Fiber5g
Sugars5g
Protein14g