Gluten Free Baked Ziti Recipe

    6 Servings


  • 1 pound Gluten Free Penne, Like Tinkyada Brown Rice Penne
  • 1/2 pound Ground Beef
  • 2 14.5 ounce cans Petite Diced Tomatoes, In juice, no-salt-added
  • 1 1/2-2 teaspoons Salt, To taste, less if you are using salt-added tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup Diced Onion
  • 2 teaspoons Minced Garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dried Oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dried Parsley
  • Ground Black Pepper, To taste
For the Parmesan-Style Creamy Sauce:
  • 2 tablespoons Oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Minced Garlic
  • 2 tablespoons Cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 2 cups Unsweetened Dairy Free Milk, I used unsweetened original cashew milk
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons Nutritional Yeast Flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt, Or more to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Vegan Margarine, Like Earth Balance or Melt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a large casserole dish.
  2. In a pot of boiling salted water cook the pasta al dente. Drain and set aside.
  3. In a saucepan or skillet brown the ground beef and drain off the excess fat. Add the onion and garlic and sauté until softened. Add the canned tomatoes, spices, and salt to taste and heat thru.
  4. Toss the pasta and the sauce together and pour into the prepared casserole dish. Bake for 20 minutes
  5. While the pasta is baking, make the parmesan style cream sauce.
  6. In a small saucepan sauté the garlic in the oil until softened and fragrant. Add the cornstarch (or rice flour) and onion powder and cook while stirring for 2-3 minutes.
  7. Add the dairy free milk while whisking. Cook, stirring constantly, until thickened. Add the nutritional yeast flakes and salt to taste.
  8. Remove from the heat and stir in the vegan butter.
  9. Drizzle some or all of the sauce on the baked ziti and broil for 5-10 minutes, keep a close eye on it, until bubbly and the edges of the pasta are slightly browned.
  10. Serve with any remaining sauce.


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Author: Brianna Hobbs
Recipe Yields: 6 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 97
Calories 554

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g
  Saturated Fat 1g
Sodium 1109mg
Total Carbohydrate 82g
  Dietary Fiber 11g
  Sugars 4g
Protein 25g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Brianna Hobbs

About Brianna

Brianna is the blogger behind Flippin' Delicious, which we think is a perfectly apt name for everything you'll find on her site. Here on Food Fanatic, you'll find her helping to make gluten free dinners everyone can enjoy.