Gluten Free Baked Ziti with Three Cheeses


Gorgonzola, Parmesan, and Fontina are the three tasty cheeses featured in this easy baked ziti. Since this gluten free dinner idea calls for gluten free ziti and no flour in the sauce, it's a smart pasta swap for those sensitive to wheat.

Gluten-Free Baked Ziti with Three Cheeses
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins


  • 12 ounce dried gluten-free ziti or penne pasta

  • 1 14.5 ounce can fire-roasted diced tomatoes, undrained

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 cup chopped onion (1 large)

  • 12 cloves garlic, minced (2 tablespoons)

  • ½ cup dry white wine

  • 2 cup whipping cream

  • 4 ounce Parmesan cheese, finely shredded (1 cup)

  • 3 ounce Gorgonzola cheese or other blue cheese, crumbled (3/4 cup)

  • 2 ounce fontina cheese, shredded (1/2 cup)

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • Roasted cherry tomatoes* (optional)

  • Snipped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Transfer to a 2 1/2- or 3-quart shallow baking dish. Stir in canned tomatoes.

  2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook about 5 minutes or until onion is tender, stirring occasionally. Carefully stir in wine; cook about 3 minutes or until liquid is reduced by half. Add whipping cream. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Boil gently, uncovered, about 5 minutes or until mixture is slightly thickened, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Stir in Parmesan cheese, Gorgonzola cheese, Fontina cheese, salt, and pepper. Pour cheese mixture over pasta mixture.

  3. Bake, covered, for 35 to 40 minutes or until heated through. Stir pasta to coat. If desired, top with roasted cherry tomatoes and/or sprinkle with parsley.

* Tip:

For roasted cherry tomatoes, place 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes in a pie plate. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil; sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Add to oven alongside the pasta casserole for the last 15 minutes of baking.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

730 Calories
47g Fat
57g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 730
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 47g 60%
Saturated Fat 27g 135%
Cholesterol 145mg 48%
Sodium 1074mg 47%
Total Carbohydrate 57g 21%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 14.4mg 72%
Calcium 440mg 34%
Iron 2.4mg 13%
Potassium 186mg 4%
Folate, total 15.7mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.7mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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