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Roasted Vegetable Penne Bake Recipe

Roasted Vegetable Penne Bake Recipe

For a twist, toss veggies with seasoning and oil. Poke holes in a disposable foil-lined pan, grill covered over medium heat, 4-5 minutes per side or until crisp-tender. —Robyn Cavallaro, Easton, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 large zucchini, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 pound medium fresh mushrooms, halved
  • 1 small onion, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 2 cups uncooked penne pasta
  • 1 can (15 ounces) crushed tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 ounces provolone cheese, shredded
  • 3/4 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter, cubed

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the zucchini, red pepper, mushrooms, onion, oil and Italian seasoning; toss to coat. Arrange in a single layer in an ungreased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake, uncovered, at 425° for 20-25 minutes or until tender.
  • 2. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions; drain. In a large bowl, combine the pasta, roasted vegetables, tomatoes, provolone cheese, peas, mozzarella cheese, 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper.
  • 3. Transfer to a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese; dot with butter. Cover and bake at 350° for 10 minutes. Uncover; bake 10-15 minutes longer or until bubbly. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups equals 283 calories, 12 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 520 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 14 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1-1/2 starch, 1 lean meat, 1/2 fat.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.