Our easy to make Vegan Baked Ziti loaded with fresh vegan tofu ricotta, vegan cashew mozzarella, and savory marinara sauce. Perfect for a family dinner any night of the week.
Add all fresh vegan ricotta ingredients to a food processor. Process on high until well-combined and creamy.
In a small saucepan, add raw cashews. Cover with water and bring to a boil over high heat. Once boiling, remove from heat and cover. Let sit for 15 minutes to soak. Drain.
In a blender, add soaked and drained cashews. Add the remaining vegan mozzarella cheese ingredients. Blend until smooth.
Add mixture back to the small saucepan and heat on medium. Stir constantly until the mixture starts to thicken. Keep stirring until smooth. Remove from heat and set aside.
Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Bring a large pot of generously salted water to a boil. Add dry ziti pasta and cook 2 minutes less the package says. Drain the pasta and rinse with cold water. Set aside.
In a large bowl, add ricotta cheese, half of the mozzarella cheese, and 3 cups of marinara sauce. Stir to combine. Add cooked ziti and mix.
Spread 1 cup of marinara sauce on the bottom of a 13x9" baking dish. Add ziti mixture into the baking dish on top of the sauce. Spread the last cup of marinara sauce on top. Dollop the remaining mozzarella cheese on top.
Cover tightly with aluminum foil and bake for 45 minutes, removing the foil in the last 10 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.