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Roasted Vegetable Penne Bake

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.
  • Makes
    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

  • 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 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake, uncovered, at 425° for 20-25 minutes or until tender.
  • 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.
  • Transfer to a greased 11x7-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.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/3 cups: 283 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 520mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 5g fiber), 14g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1-1/2 starch, 1 lean meat, 1/2 fat.

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