nutritional information

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 382
  • Protein: 22 g
  • Total Fat: 7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 58 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 854 mg
  • Fiber: 5 g
Vegan

Baked Ziti

6 servings

30 minutes or fewer

Preheat oven to 400°F. Bring large pot of salted water to a boil for pasta. In food processor, mince seitan and mushrooms until coarse and crumbly. Transfer seitan mixture to large saucepan. Stir in tomato sauce and bring to a simmer over medium-low heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes. Cover to keep warm. In food [...]
  • 8 oz. seitan
  • 2 cups button or cremini mushrooms, sliced (4 oz.)
  • 25-oz. jar tomato sauce
  • 1 lb. extra-firm tofu, drained, or part-skim ricotta
  • ⅓ cup chopped fresh basil (5 ½ tsp. dried)
  • 2 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
  • 4 tsp. olive oil
  • ½ tsp. coarsely ground pepper
  • 12 oz. dry ziti
  • ½ cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Bring large pot of salted water to a boil for pasta.
  2. In food processor, mince seitan and mushrooms until coarse and crumbly. Transfer seitan mixture to large saucepan. Stir in tomato sauce and bring to a simmer over medium-low heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes. Cover to keep warm.
  3. In food processor, puree tofu, basil, lemon juice, 2 teaspoons olive oil, salt to taste and pepper until consistency resembles ricotta cheese. Or, if using ricotta, mix by hand.
  4. Add ziti to boiling water; stir to prevent sticking. Cook according to package directions until just tender. Drain and return to pot.
  5. Spread several tablespoons of tomato-seitan mixture in a 13 x 9-inch baking dish, making sure to evenly coat bottom and sides to prevent sticking.
  6. In a very large bowl, combine drained pasta, tofu "cheese," remaining tomato-seitan mixture and parsley. Fold gently to combine all ingredients.
  7. Spread evenly in baking dish and bake 15 minutes. Serve hot.
December 2000

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comments

I made this and it is very good. How long can this baked dish be refrigerated. Can you freeze this once it is baked.

debbie - 2009-06-22 16:47:13

I have made this several times and once even as a dish to carry to a meat and potatoes friend after an illness. They would not believe it didn't have meat in it! It is always well received and is one of our families favorites.

Nancy - 2010-01-21 16:07:14