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If I am making baked ziti with zucchini and mushrooms, should I saute the veggies first?

asked by CheeseLover over 2 years ago
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added over 2 years ago

If they are sliced thinly, they don't really need to be sauteed ahead

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added over 2 years ago

Yes. Both mushrooms and zucchini (especially zucchini) will release water when cooked and make the ziti dish watery. It is best to cook them ahead of time to get out some of that water content. A little carmelization can't hurt either!

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added over 2 years ago

Henry is 100%. Hot sauteeing- savory flavor.

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added over 2 years ago

Definitely sauté the veggies, it will bring make it that much more flavorful and it will render its natural veggie juices.

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added over 2 years ago

I agree with Maryam. Less water = better ziti. They may also shrivel in size, allowing/enticing you to throw in more than you thought would initially be sufficient.