Monday, October 22, 2012
Meatless Monday - Veggie Baked Pasta
Once a week we try to do a meatless dish. Here is how I made this weeks dish.
1/2 large yellow onion diced
1-Carrot (or equivalent baby carrots)
1-Red bell pepper
1 Jar marinara sauce
1 Jar Alfredo sauce
1 pound Rigatoni pasta
1 16oz of shredded cheese (I used mexican trio blend)
(I was out of mushrooms, otherwise I would have added those too!)
Sauté onion until translucent then add all the chopped veggies into the pan season with a little salt and pepper. When they start to get tender add your marinara sauce and Alfredo sauce. Let it simmer for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. While sauce is simmering boil the pasta (don't cook completely, leave it el dente). Drain pasta and set aside.
Take your glass baking dish (9x13) add some sauce to the bottom just to cover it. Add a layer of pasta, then more sauce and top with cheese. Repeat this layering one more time and be sure to top with cheese! Bake on 375 degrees for 15 min.
It was a hit at my house (even with my girls, they couldn't even tell there were veggies ;) I hope you try it and like it!