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Healthy vegan baked ziti with mushrooms and cheese
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Vegan Baked Ziti

An easy to make baked Ziti with mushrooms and homemade vegan cheese sauce! This recipe contains only simple ingredients and requires less than 20 minutes of prep time. Your family will love this healthy vegan comfort food.
Course Casserole, Main Course, Pasta
Cuisine American, Italian
Prep Time 18 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4

Equipment

  • 8x8 pan*

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Cook the pasta according to the instructions on the packaging but reduce the cooking time by about one minute. The pasta should be al dente and not mushy!
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 degrees Celsius).
  • Chop mushrooms and mince the garlic cloves.
  • Heat oil (or water) in a skillet over medium heat, add mushrooms, soy sauce, and balsamic vinegar. Sauté for about 3-5 minutes.
  • In a medium-sized bowl or saucepan combine marinara sauce, minced garlic, oregano, onion powder, paprika, smoked paprika, a pinch of cayenne pepper (optional), salt, and pepper. Stir with a whisk or a spoon to combine.
  • Pour some sauce into the casserole dish (mine measures 9"x6" resp. 23x15 cm but you can also use a 8x8 pan) and add cooked pasta.
  • Top with mushrooms, add the remaining marinara sauce and stir to combine.
  • Make a batch of my vegan cheese sauce and pour it on top. You can, of course, also use store-bought vegan cheese of choice!
  • Bake in the oven for about 10-15 minutes. You can use a broiler for the last 3-4 minutes if you like. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Recipe serves 4. Nutrition facts are for one serving.
Nutrition Facts
Vegan Baked Ziti
Amount Per Serving
Calories 418 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Carbohydrates 56g19%
Fiber 11g44%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 15g30%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.