Zucchini Pasta Bake


In this zucchini pasta bake, the crunchy Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top and the gooey melted mozzarella mixed throughout make this dish a real treat! It's great at the height of summer when the tomatoes and zucchini come straight from the garden!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins


  • 8 ounces penne pasta

  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese

  • ½ cup crushed saltine crackers

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • ½ onion, chopped

  • 2 cups chopped zucchini

  • 1 tomato, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano

  • ½ teaspoon dried basil

  • 1 pinch dried celery flakes

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add penne pasta, cook for 10 to 12 minutes, until al dente, and drain. Lightly grease a medium casserole dish.

  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a blender or food processor, thoroughly mix Parmesan cheese and crackers.

  3. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Place onion in the skillet, and cook and stir until tender. Mix in zucchini, tomato, and garlic, and season with oregano, basil, celery, salt, and pepper. Continue to cook and stir until zucchini is tender.

  4. In the prepared casserole dish, mix pasta with vegetable mixture and mozzarella cheese. Top evenly with Parmesan cheese mixture.

  5. Bake 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the topping is lightly browned. Allow it to stand 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

271 Calories
8g Fat
37g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 271
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 336mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 14%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 11mg 54%
Calcium 212mg 16%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 256mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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