Saturday, May 19, 2012

Pasta Vegetable Bake

1 TB olive oil
1 large onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
3 medium zucchinis, sliced
3 1/3 oz button mushrooms, sliced
2 cups tomato pasta sauce
1 cup frozen peas
salt and pepper
1 1/2 cups dried pasta (penne or spiralli)
4 TB grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.  Heat oil in a frying pan.  Add the onion and garlic to the pan, cover over low heat for 4 minutes or until onions are soft.  Add zucchinis and mushrooms, cook for 3 minutes.  Add the sauce and peas, cook for 3 minutes.  Season with salt and pepper.  Remove from heat and set aside.

Cook pasta for 10-12 minutes.  Drain.  Add to the vegetables in the pan.  Spoon the mixture into a casserole dish.  Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and bake, covered, for 20-30 minutes.

The Essential Vegetarian Cookbook, Bay Books, 2010

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