Caprese Baked Ziti with Heirloom Tomatoes

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Simple, fresh and delicious, this quick-to-make broiled pasta dish is perfect for an easy weeknight dinner or for serving a large crowd.

  • Prep time 10 minutes
  • Cooking time 15 minutes
  • Total time 25 minutes
  • Portion size 6 servings



Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, reserving 1/3 cup (75 mL) cooking liquid.

Meanwhile, heat oil in large ovenproof skillet set over medium heat; cook garlic and pepper flakes for about 1 minute or until starting to soften. Stir in tomatoes, salt and pepper. Lightly crush tomatoes with potato masher; bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer for about 10 minutes or until sauce thickens slightly. 

Add pasta and reserved cooking liquid to skillet; toss with sauce until well coated. Stir in half of the basil. Arrange mozzarella slices over top and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese; broil for 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese melts. Sprinkle with remaining basil.

Tip: Any short, tube pasta works well in this dish. Try macaroni, rigatoni or cavatappi.

To learn more and get recipe ideas visit Hunt’s.

Nutritional facts PER 1/6 RECIPE

  • Fibre 3 g
  • Sodium 530 mg
  • Sugars 6 g
  • Protein 21 g
  • Calories 510
  • Total fat 19 g
  • Cholesterol 40 mg
  • Saturated fat 8 g
  • Total carbohydrate 63 g
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Caprese Baked Ziti with Heirloom Tomatoes