Vegetable Baked Penne
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Recipe type: Vegetarian
Cuisine: Italian, Casserole
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Serves: 8-10
 
A basic baked ziti with a mix of healthy vegetables.
Ingredients
  • Run DMT’s Simple Tomato Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • ½ large onion ( 1 cup), thinly sliced Asian-style
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 large zucchini, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
  • 1 pint pre-sliced pint baby bella mushrooms
  • 1 head of broccoli, chopped
  • 1 lb. whole wheat penne pasta
  • 1-15 oz part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup part-skim mozzarella, plus a ¼ cup for topping
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese, plus 2 Tbsp for topping
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prepare penne according to direction on box, but cut cooking time in half (about 5 minutes). Drain and return to pot. Add a small amount of olive oil to prevent sticking.
  3. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and sauté until softened and transculent. Add garlic and sauté until aromatic.
  4. Add zucchini and mushrooms. Cook until softened and little liquid in the pan. Add chopped broccoli and cook until softened. Remove from heat.
  5. In pasta pot, combine vegetables, tomato sauce, mozzarella, ricotta and parmesan cheese. Stir until well combined. Pour into a 9x13 baking dish pan. Top with additional mozzarella and parmesan.
  6. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes.
Recipe by Run DMT at https://deniseisrundmt.com/2013/03/22/vegetable-baked-penne/