Vegetable Pasta Bake

Veggie Pasta bake

Vegetable Pasta Bake Recipe

Ingredients (Serves 4)

1. Penne pasta – 3 cups

2. Marinara sauce, store-bought or homemade  – 1 cup + 2 tbsp

3. Olive oil – 1 – 1.5 tbsp

4. Mushroom – 6 – 7, sliced

    Red bell pepper – 1/2 cup, sliced

    Zucchini – 1 medium, cut into medium chunks

    Yellow squash – 1 medium, cut into medium chunks

    Fresh green peas – 1/4 cup

    Fresh basil leaves – 1/4 cup, cut into long this strips (chiffonade)

5. Salt and pepper – To taste

6. Parmesan cheese – 1/4 cup, grated

    Mozzarella cheese – 1/4 cup + 1/4 – 1/2 cup

7. Salt and pepper – To taste

Vegetable Pasta bake

Method

1. Heat 2 tsp olive oil in a pan. Saute mushroom for a minute. Next add red bell pepper, a pinch of salt and saute for a minute. Transfer to a plate. Heat 2 tsp oil in the same pan. Add zucchini, yellow squash and a pinch of salt. Saute for a minute and transfer to a plate.

2. Cook pasta according to package directions, until al dente. Drain the pasta and return to the pot. Add marinara sauce, fresh green peas, 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese, chopped basil leaves, cooked vegetables and mix well. Taste-check for salt.

3.Transfer the pasta-vegetable mixture to a greased 8×8 inch baking dish. Sprinkle 1/4 cup parmesan cheese and 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese on top.

4.  Preheat oven at 425 F. Bake the pasta for 20 – 25 minutes. Take it out of the oven and serve hot as is or with a crusty bread and some salad.

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Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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