Zippy Ziti

Gail Springsteen


I love ziti pasta. This recipe is delicious on its own; it's also great with meatballs or chicken or shrimp--what trips your taste buds tonight?

Your home will smell like a fine Italian restaurant when you are cooking this! What can be better than that!

September 14--I made this yesterday, and it is a great summer dish--fresh mushrooms, fresh tomatoes, fresh zucchini, fresh onions--a summer festival of tastes! I added 12 oz. of Italian style meatballs. We served it with fresh cooked corn and a salad. It was GREAT!

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6 - 8


15 Min


25 Min


1 lb
ziti pasta (or whatever type you like!)
1/3 c
olive oil
1 clove
garlic, chopped (can used jarred garlic)
1/4 c
2 small
zucchini, quartered and sliced
onion, chopped
tomato, chopped
8 oz
mushrooms, fresh, sliced
1 Tbsp
dried oregano
1 Tbsp
salt and pepper to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook according to package directions or until al dente; drain. "Al dente" means the pasta is tender, but still firm to the bite.
In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter with the olive oil and saute the garlic, zucchini, onion, tomato, mushrooms, oregano, paprika, salt and pepper for 15 to 20 minutes. Combine the pasta and sauteed vegetables and toss.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtag: #Ziti