Baked ziti with burrata is a baked pasta dish with sautéed vegetables, marinara sauce and lots of cheese, including burrata baked on top.
I must say this recipe caught my eye because of this lovely burrata. Do you know the burrata? I introduced it to you when I shared my Caprese salad with Burrata several years ago. It’s a bright, creamy cheese that’s pretty much the most delicious thing you’ve ever eaten. You can find it in the specialty cheese section of your market near the fresh mozzarella. In a pinch, you can add mozzarella to this recipe, but the point is to locate the burrata here. This burrata baked ziti is a dinner staple!
Everyday Dinners by Jessica Merchant
This recipe is taken from Jessica Merchant’s latest cookbook: Everyday Dinners – Real Life Recipes to Prepare Your Family for a Successful Week. I have been friends with Jessica and have been a fan of her recipes on HowSweetEats.com for about 10 years now, and this girl knows her food! She’s beyond creativity with ideas for new ways to prepare meals (not boring!), And she writes affordable and delicious recipes. If you’re buying cookbooks this year, you definitely need this one. Large, beautiful photos are included with every recipe. The chapters include sauces / dressings, meatless meals, poultry, pork, beef, seafood and sides.
There are so many recipes I want to make from this book, but here are the ones I have “double-starred”!
- apple cider caramelized onions
- Caesar yogurt dressing
- Harvesting Honey Chip Salad
- baked sweet potato soup
- Spaghetti squash cacio e pepe
- summer watermelon chicken salad
- lemon butter chicken
- chickpea cob salad with honey and mustard
- BBQ pork chops with grilled peaches
- flank steak with lime chimichurri
- Dijon Honey Pretzel Crusted Salmon
- roasted cauliflower with curry
How to make Burrata Baked Ziti:
Scroll to the bottom of this article to print the full Baked Burrata Recipe!
Cook the pasta until it is “al dente”. If you don’t have a ziti, you can sub-rotini, penne or something similar.
Then prepare the sauce. Heat olive oil in a pan and sauté onion, garlic and bell pepper until softened. Then add the basil, oregano and red pepper flakes. Add the zucchini and cook for a few minutes. Stir in the tomato paste and red wine. Add the marinara sauce (your favorite brand) and the Parmesan.
Drain the pasta and place it in a 9 × 13 inch casserole dish. Pour the sauce over the pasta. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top and stir it a bit into the pasta. Separate the burrata and place it on top.
Bake for about 20 minutes, until the burrata is melted and everything is hot and bubbling.
Pour individual servings onto plates and call everyone for dinner. This burrata baked ziti recipe is one that everyone will love. Enjoy!
And if you fall in love with the burrata and want to make another recipe … try this Heirloom Burrata Salad with Nectarines (it’s also a good summer recipe!)
Baked ziti with burrata
This cheesy baked pasta recipe is stuffed with vegetables!
Servings: 6 portions
- kosher salt
- 16 ounces ziti pasta
- 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 way Sweet onion, diced
- 3 way cloves of garlic, chopped
- 1 way green pepper, diced
- freshly ground black pepper
- ½ teaspoon dried basil
- ½ teaspoon dried oregano
- ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 way courgette, diced
- 1 teaspoon tomato paste
- 3 soup spoons dry red wine
- A 32 oz jar marinara sauce
- ¼ Chopped off finely grated parmesan cheese
- 8 ounces grated mozzarella cheese
- Of them 8 oz balls burrata cheese
- chopped fresh basil or parsley, For garnish
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the ziti until al dente, according to package directions.
While the pasta cooks, heat a large pan over medium-low heat and add olive oil. Add the onion, garlic and bell pepper with a big pinch of salt and pepper. Stir in the basil, oregano and red pepper flakes. Cook, 5 minutes, until the vegetables are slightly softened. Stir in the zucchini and cook for another 3 minutes. Stir in the tomato paste and red wine.
Pour the marinara sauce into the pan. Add the Parmesan and mix everything. Now the pasta should be done cooking. Drain the pasta and transfer it to a 9 x 13-inch baking dish. Pour the marinara sauce mixture on top. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and toss once or twice to incorporate it into the pasta.
Separate the burrata balls and place the pieces on the pasta. Bake for 20 minutes or until the pasta is golden and bubbly.
Portion: 1portion, Calories: 696kcal, Carbohydrates: 73g, Protein: 36g, Large: 33g, Saturated fat: 17g, Cholesterol: 87mg, Sodium: 1128mg, Potassium: 928mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 13g, Vitamin A: 1684UI, Vitamin C: 36mg, Calcium: 700mg, The iron: 3mg