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Baked Ziti Recipe with Fire Roasted Tomatoes

Baked Ziti with Fire Roasted Tomatoes

Easy no fuss recipe for Baked Ziti with Fire Roasted Tomatoes.
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 40 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 237kcal


  • 2 1/2 cups ziti pasta 8 oz, uncooked
  • 1/2 pound extra-lean ground beef at least 90%
  • 1 cup sweet onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1 medium zucchini cut in half lengthwise, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 15 ounce tomato sauce canned
  • 14.5 ounce Fire roasted tomatoes diced and drained
  • 2 teaspoons fresh oregano leaves chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt kosher or sea
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 3 oz


  • Heat oven to 375°F. Cook and drain pasta as directed on box.
  • Meanwhile, spray 12x8-inch (2 quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef, onion and garlic over medium heat, stirring frequently, until beef is thoroughly cooked.
  • Stir zucchini into beef mixture; cook 2 minutes. Stir in tomato sauce, tomatoes, oregano, salt and pepper. Heat to boiling. Add drained pasta; toss to coat. Spread in baking dish.
  • Cover dish tightly with foil; bake 20 minutes. Remove foil; sprinkle with cheese. Bake uncovered about 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
  • High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): Increase covered bake time to 30 minutes.
  • Substitution: If you like, use ground turkey or chicken in place of the ground beef.  Substitute 1 teaspoon dried oregano for fresh.


Calories: 237kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 693mg | Potassium: 557mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 752IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 132mg | Iron: 3mg