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Cheesy Vegetable Bake

July 21, 2011

 

Cheesy Vegetable Bake

adapted from Real Simple
makes 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound dry, small-shaped pasta
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 medium zucchini, halved lengthwise
  • 2 medium eggplants, halved lengthwise
  • 1/2 large yellow onion, quartered
  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh oregano or 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 4 plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup pasta sauce
  • 3/4 cup (3 ounces) crumbled Feta
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded mozzarella

Directions

  1. In a large pot, cook the pasta according to the package directions. Meanwhile, whisk together the vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon of the salt, and 1 tablespoon of the oil in a small bowl. Place the zucchini, eggplants, and onion on a baking sheet. Brush with the vinaigrette. Heat broiler on high. Broil until tender, 6 minutes per side.  Reduce heat to 350.
  2. Chop the roasted vegetables. Place the empty pasta pot over low heat. Add the garlic and the remaining oil and cook for 3 minutes.
  3. Add the drained pasta, vegetables, oregano, tomatoes, pasta sauce, Feta, black pepper, red pepper flakes, and the remaining salt and toss. Transfer to a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with the mozzarella. Cover and bake for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake for 20 minutes more.

    To freeze: Assemble (but do not bake) the casserole. Cover tightly with two layers of aluminum foil. Store for up to 3 months.

    To reheat: Thaw overnight in the refrigerator or thaw partially in the microwave.  Cover and heat in a 350° F oven for 30 minutes. Uncover and heat for 10 minutes more.

 

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