Provolone Ziti Bake Recipe
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Provolone Ziti Bake Recipe

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As easy as it is filling and delicious, this Italian meal appeals to everyone—and they won’t even miss the meat. Serve with salad and hot French bread, and watch it disappear. —Vicky Palmer, Albuquerque, New Mexico
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 65 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 65 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cans (28 ounces each) Italian crushed tomatoes
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine or reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 package (16 ounces) ziti or small tube pasta
  • 8 slices provolone cheese

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups: 381 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 763mg sodium, 60g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 4g fiber), 16g protein


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a 6-qt. stockpot, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook and stir 2-3 minutes or until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in tomatoes, water, wine, sugar and basil. Bring to a boil; remove from heat. Stir in uncooked ziti.
  2. Transfer to a 13x9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake, covered, 1 hour. Top with cheese. Bake, uncovered, 5-10 minutes longer or until ziti is tender and cheese is melted. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Provolone Ziti Bake in Healthy Cooking December/January 2012, p50

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.

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Reviewed May. 8, 2016

"Pretty easy to make, but the taste was just ok."

Reviewed Jan. 22, 2016

"This recipe is very easy and quite filling. I bought diced tomatoes by mistake, but they worked out just fine. It makes a lot of pasta, but leftovers are good, too! We'll keep this recipe, and I'll be making it again!"

Reviewed Jan. 3, 2016

"This is by far one of the best baked pasta dishes I've made! I did add some salt and additional spices to our liking, but loved the end result - perfect pasta and nice thick sauce!"

Reviewed Jan. 1, 2016

"Very easy, nice flavor, large portion and both my daughter and husband loved despite no meat. Great for meatless Mondays!"

Reviewed Nov. 5, 2014

"Super easy, the oven does all the work. This also freezes well for lunches on the go later on."

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