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Hearty Vegetable Pasta Bake

This Hearty Vegetable Pasta Bake recipe is full of flavor from the vegetables, sun dried tomatoes and cheese.  This is a great recipe for Lent.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Vegetable Pasta Bake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 423kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound cellentani pasta
  • 2 T oil from sun dried tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes julienned
  • 3/4 cup onion chopped
  • 1 yellow chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 24 ounces mild pasta sauce
  • 12 ounces sliced gouda cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Coat 9 x 13 inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.  Prepare pasta according to package instructions and leave in strainer with a pat of butter if desired.
  • Heat oil in the pan the pasta was prepared in.  Add tomatoes, onions, pepper and garlic.  Cook over medium-high heat until the onions and peppers are tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Add tomato sauce to pan and stir until the sauce boils.  Reduce to low heat and simmer for 5 minutes.  Add spinach and stir until it wilts.  Add pasta and stir well.
  • Layer half of pasta mixture in dish.  Add half of sliced cheese on top of pasta.  Place remaining pasta in the dish and cover with remaining slices of cheese.
  • Bake for about 10 minutes until the cheese melts.

Nutrition

Calories: 423kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 826mg | Potassium: 804mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 715IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 341mg | Iron: 3mg