Pesto Baked Ziti


For the pesto:

For the Pesto Baked Ziti:


Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly grease a large casserole dish.

Cook the ziti pasta according to package directions.

Make the pesto by combining all of the pesto ingredients in a food processor and process until the nuts are almost completely broken down. About 1 minute. See photo above for reference on texture.

Once the pasta is done, drain and return to pan. Add in the pesto, cherry tomatoes, and squash and stir to combine.

Transfer HALF of the pesto pasta to a large casserole dish. Top the pasta with the provolone cheese. Pour in the remaining pasta and then top it all off with the shredded mozzarella cheese.

Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes until the cheese just begins to brown on the top.

Serve immediately and ENJOY!!