Vegan Baked Ziti

Vegan baked ziti with garlic bread and a glass of red wine.

Hearty and comforting vegan baked ziti. Great weeknight meal.



  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Prepare pasta according to package instructions.
  3. To prepare cashew cheese sauce, add the soaked and drained cashews, water, lemon juice, nutritional yeast, garlic cloves, onion powder, and salt to blender. Blend until smooth.
  4. Add the cooked noodles to casserole dish.
  5. To prepare the marinara sauce, mix marinara sauce with smoked paprika and red pepper flakes (optional). Pour the marinara sauce on top of noodles and stir to combine.
  6. Spoon the cashew cheese on top of saucy noodles and stir gently, leaving pockets of cheese intact.
  7. Bake, uncovered, for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, remove from oven, and sprinkle vegan mozzarella cheese on top. Return to oven to bake for another 15 minutes.
  8. Let cool for 5-10 minutes before serving. Store in covered container in refrigerator. Good for up to 4 days.


*Recipe is a guide. Adapt ingredients and measurements as desired. Baking times may vary depending on oven settings.

**To prepare cashews, boil water and pour over cashews. Let them soak in hot water for about 10 minutes before blending.

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