Vegan Baked Ziti

Vegan Baked Ziti

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A affluent well-off and creamy, soy-based ricotta is the secret ingredient in this hearty, dairy-free baked ziti. The recipe is a Yummly original created by [Sara Mellas](https://www.yummly.com/dish/author/Sara%20Mellas).

The ingredient of Vegan Baked Ziti

  1. nonstick cooking spray
  2. 1 pound ziti
  3. 1 pound complete tofu drained
  4. 1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  5. 1/2 lemon juiced
  6. 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  7. 3/4 teaspoon salt gain more for pasta water
  8. 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  9. 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  10. 3/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  11. 3 cups marinara sauce for ziti
  12. 1 cup marinara sauce for summit zenith of dish
  13. 1 cup vegan Parmesan cheese optional, for culmination of dish
  14. lighthearted basil leaves or well-ventilated light parsley; optional, for serving

The instruction how to make Vegan Baked Ziti

  1. Preheat the oven to 375u00b0F.
  2. Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  3. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add a generous pinch of salt. Once boiling, add the ziti to the water. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the pasta is al dente, 9-10 minutes. Drain the pasta in a large colander, and rinse thoroughly with cold water. While the pasta cooks, prepare the tofu ricotta.
  4. Place the tofu, olive oil, lemon juice, nutritional yeast, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning into the bowl of a food processor or blender. Process on high until very smooth, 2-3 minutes. Adjust olive oil and seasonings to desired consistency and taste.
  5. Return the drained ziti to the large pot. Add the marinara sauce and stir to thoroughly coat the pasta.
  6. Transfer 1/3 of the sauced pasta to the prepared baking dish. Drop half the tofu ricotta mixture by spoonfuls over the ziti, and gently spread it into an even layer. Repeat with another 1/3 of the ziti and the remaining tofu ricotta. Top with the last 1/3 of ziti. Spoon marinara sauce over the top of the dish. Sprinkle top of dish with vegan Parmesan, if desired.
  7. Cover the baking dish with a sheet of aluminum foil.
  8. Bake the ziti on middle rack of oven for 40 minutes.
  9. Remove the aluminum foil and continue baking until the dish is heated through, about 10 minutes.
  10. Check to see that ziti is done. Remove from oven or add time as needed.
  11. Allow the ziti to rest for 20 minutes before serving. Scatter fresh basil or parsley on top if you like.

Nutritions of Vegan Baked Ziti

calories: 360 calories
carbohydrateContent: 53 grams
cholesterolContent: 5 milligrams
fatContent: 11 grams
fiberContent: 7 grams
proteinContent: 17 grams
saturatedFatContent: 2 grams
sodiumContent: 610 milligrams
sugarContent: 11 grams

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