Baked Ziti with Squash and Mushrooms

45 4 servings, 2 cups (500 mL) each
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4 servings, 2 cups (500 mL) each

Butternut squash, mushrooms and fresh rosemary are always a winning trio! Try them in this delicious baked ziti casserole for four.

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  • Heat oven to 375ºF.
  • Cook pasta in large saucepan as directed on package, omitting salt.
  • Meanwhile, heat oil in large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat. Add squash and mushrooms; cook and stir 8 min. or until squash is tender. Add garlic and rosemary; cook and stir 1 min. Add broth and cream cheese; cook and stir 2 to 3 min. or until cream cheese is completely melted and mixture is well blended.
  • Drain pasta. Add to squash mixture in skillet along with the spinach and 1/2 cup shredded cheese; mix lightly. Spoon into 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray; cover.
  • Bake 15 to 20 min. or until heated through. Top with remaining shredded cheese; bake, uncovered, 5 min. or until melted.

Purchasing and Storing Mushrooms

Look for fresh mushrooms that are blemish-free, without slimy spots or signs of decay. When sealed in plastic, mushrooms quickly become slimy and moldy. Remove from carton and refrigerate, unwashed, in a paper bag. The paper absorbs excess moisture and allows the mushrooms to breathe. Or, remove plastic wrap from carton and wrap carton in paper towels.

How to Prepare Fresh Rosemary and Thyme

Thyme and rosemary stems are woody and undesirable to eat. To remove the leaves in one quick motion, hold the top of the stem in one hand and strip off the leaves with the fingertips of your other hand. The stems do have flavour and can be added to roasted foods, but remove them before serving. Or, try adding the stems to hot coals before grilling to add extra flavour to grilled food.


  • 4 servings, 2 cups (500 mL) each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 4 servings, 2 cups (500 mL) each
Calories 450
% Daily Value
Total fat 15g
Saturated fat 8g
Cholesterol 45mg
Sodium 710mg
Carbohydrate 57g
Dietary fibre 6g
Sugars 7g
Protein 25g
Vitamin A 160 %DV
Vitamin C 45 %DV
Calcium 40 %DV
Iron 30 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • HelenAnderson01 |

    Tried this recipe. Very good. Couldn't find ziti pasta so I substituted rigatoni.