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Lazy Vegan No-Bake Ziti

In this article you will find a delicious and super Easy Vegan No-Bake Ziti Recipe that your kids will love; just a couple of ingredients and a few spices and you’ll be all set for this nutritious and affordable meal!

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Tis vegan ziti recipe is super easy, quick, delicious, and dirties less dishes than the ziti you’re probably used to that you bake in the oven!

Plus, if you’ve ever tried to please a picky eater, or any really child for that matter, when it comes to food; you’ll tend to find that the simpler the dish the better things go, even if that means not baking a dish…

And that is where this vegan ziti recipe is better than other vegan ziti recipes; it’s simplicity!

(My kids like this recipe better than my baked ziti recipe, for sure! And it takes so much less time and effort to make.)

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So, how do you make this super easy ziti?



  1. Cook and drain the pasta
  2. Drain the tofu and mash in a bowl with the other ‘ricotta’ ingredients
  3. Add the tofu ricotta and marinara sauce to the pasta, stir & serve

Seriously, that is it!

It’s really that simple!

Why you’ll love this lazy vegan ziti recipe…

Well, you already know it’s easy and you can make it in just about 15 minutes. Or however long it takes pasta to boil for you and add in the ricotta & sauce.

It’s also a great way to get your kids eat tofu and get a bit more protein into them!

You don’t have to wait for it to bake in the oven, so you can get the food on the table quicker. Great if your kids start to get hangry if waiting too long before eating.

It refrigerates and warms up well in the microwave; making it a great option for a quick lunch, too!

Who would have thought making dinner could be this easy and delicious?!

These vegan ziti recipe is truly the best of both worlds; delicious and can please picky eaters & super easy and affordable. You really can’t ask for anything better!

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no bake vegan ziti

Lazy Vegan No-Bake Ziti

Shawna Clapper
In a rush but craving ziti? This no-bake ziti can be made in less than half an hour and is just as delicious as the baked kind!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings


  • bowls, utensils, measuring cups & spoons
  • stovetop & large pot


  • 1 box (16oz) pasta (ziti, rigatoni, etc)
  • 3 cups marinara sauce (or more)

Tofu Ricotta

  • 1 pound (16oz) tofu firm
  • 3 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tbsp parsley
  • 1 ½ tsp basil
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp salt optional
  • ¼ tsp black pepper


  • Cook pasta as directed on box
  • Mash tofu in a bowl with a fork and add in the rest of the tofu ricotta ingredients, mix well
  • Add the tofu ricotta and marinara sauce to the drained pasta, stir well and serve!


*If you prefer to bake this ziti, go ahead; bake at 350Fº for 35-40 minutes.
Keyword pasta, tofu

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Super Soup: The Best Vegan Quinoa Soup Recipe!

Homemade Vegan Spaghettios

Vegan Mozzarella Sticks Recipe

Vegan Stuffed Shells with Tofu Ricotta

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