Recipe by Kiss1frog
"In this recipe, abundant summer vegetables and ground pork are simmered together, then baked with cheese. My kids actually eat their veggies! Serve the dish with noodles or rice to make a meal."
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bell pepper, diced
yellow squash, cut in one-inch cubes
2 (14.5 ounce) cans
chopped canned tomatoes
ground black pepper
1 1/4 cups
1 1/4 cups
grated Parmesan cheese
1 (16 ounce) package
shredded mozzarella cheese
CREATOR'S COMMENTS: When I make this dish I do not crumble the ground pork; I make semi-rough meatballs about 1/2 thumb size. That way not every bite has pork in it. Also, I have found that using Ritz brand crackers makes a better "crust" with the cheeses.
Sometimes I don't understand the ratings on this site at all. This recipe is a case in point. Agree with the reviewer who said he didn't like the taste or texture of the ground pork. Simple vegetarian Ratatouille is much better. Call this something else.
This was delicious! I used Italian Turkey Sausage in place of the ground pork. I also used Garlic and Herb Wheat Thins (Reduced Fat) for the cracker topping. The combo was perfect! This was a complete meal by itself.
I substituted japanese eggplant for the bell peppers and used an ice cube of basil instead of the dried seasonings. Also used Panko breadcrumbs instead of the crackers. I got 6 servings out of it, and served it with some basmatti rice. Very good!
This was absolutely delicious! I made it for company the other night and even my father -- who hates vegetables and tomato dishes -- raved about it. I used reduced fat crackers and omitted the bell pepper due to taste preferences, but it was still great. Spicier than I thought it would be, so I may use a bit less pepper next time.
This was great. In order to make this a complete meal, I added some ziti. I added eggplant because I had one that was about to go bad. I had enough drippings from my italian sausage so I didnt have to use the olive oil. After the vegetables and sausage cooked I heated my cooked ziti and pasta sauce up. I then did the layering. This recipe does take some time because of all the chopping, cooking, stiring, layering, cleaning. But I thought it was worth it. It took me nearly an hour for prep...not 30 minutes like the recipe stated. And by no means am I a slow cooker! Great dish!!
This was excellent. Great flavor.
WOW! Yum! This was delicious! I'm so full but I still want more! I added a little ground sage to the pork and used Ritz vegetable crackers, but other than that I stuck to the recipe. I never rate immediately after I eat, but this was so good I had to say so. Thanks for the recipe!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 339
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