Pasta recipe with mince, diced tomatoes, zucchini, and onion topped with melted cheese.

Baked Ziti with Fire Roasted Tomatoes

Fire-roasted tomatoes add a rich, smoky flavor to this cheesy baked pasta dish.

Ingredient List

  • 2 ½ cups (625 mL) uncooked ziti pasta (8 oz)
  • ½ lb (250 g) extra-lean (at least 90%) ground beef
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 medium zucchini, cut in half lengthwise, sliced ¼-inch (6 mm) thick
  • 1 can (398 mL/14 oz) tomato sauce
  • ½ can (796 mL/28 oz) Muir Glen™ Organic Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes, drained
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) chopped fresh oregano leaves
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) coarse (kosher or sea) salt
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) pepper
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) shredded mozzarella cheese


  1. Heat oven to 375°F (190°C). Cook and drain pasta as directed on package.
  2. Meanwhile, spray 12x8-inch (30x20 cm) (2-quart/2 L) glass baking dish with cooking spray. In large nonstick skillet, cook beef, onion and garlic over medium heat, stirring frequently, until beef is thoroughly cooked.
  3. 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.
  4. Cover dish tightly with foil; bake 20 minutes. Remove foil; sprinkle with cheese. Bake uncovered about 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.