Baked Ziti with Fire Roasted Tomatoes

This Baked Ziti with Fire Roasted Tomatoes is a really great dish. You just can’t beat tasty, quick and easy. Everyone goes back for seconds.

Baked Ziti with Fire Roasted Tomatoes

I can see making a ton of this in the crock and freezing it for quick dinners!

I love the smoky taste of the tomatoes — it makes the dish extra special.

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Baked Ziti with Fire Roasted Tomatoes
Ingredients
  • 1/2 pound extra lean ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 2 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 1 medium zucchini cut in half lengthwise, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 15 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 14 1/2 ounce can fire roasted diced tomatoes, drained
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 ounces ziti pasta cooked and drained
  • 3/4 cup shredded reduced-fat mozzarella cheese
  • cooking spray
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 375.
  2. Spray a 2 quart rectangular glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  3. In a 10 inch non stick skillet, cook the beef, onion and garlic over medium heat, stirring frequently,until cooked. Add the zucchini, cook 2 minutes.
  4. Stir in the tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, oregano, salt and pepper. Heat to boiling.
  5. Toss the sauce with the pasta. Spread in the baking dish. Cover with foil; bake 20 minutes. Sprinkle with the cheese. Bake uncovered, about 5 minutes more or until the cheese is melted.

Enjoy!

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Recipe based on one by FloridaGrl
Photo by Redsie