Recipe by Calliecat
"Roasted zucchini with onion and layered with marinara sauce and pasta. A meal-in-one with a salad and rolls. Can't get better than that! A great way to use up your zucchini crop in the summer.."
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salt and ground black pepper to taste
1 (16 ounce) package
1 (28 ounce) jar
grated Parmesan cheese
This recipe has a lot of potential. It is a simple and filling vegetarian dish. I only used half an onion and added mushrooms and a couple cloves of fresh, minced garlic while tossing the vegetables with olive oil and it came out pretty good. I used the parmesan cheese, but think I will try mozzarella next time.
Others said this was too dry; before placing the penne pasta in a casserole/baking dish spray with non-stick spray. Place a little bit of a good marinara sauce (Bertolli brand with burgandy wine flavor) in the bottom of the dish, add the penne pasta & marinara sauce, toss lightly to coat the penne. Then top the coated pasta with any remaining marinara sauce. -- Meanwhile, roast the zucchini & onion slices (one onion). -- Top pasta with zucchini & onion mixture, then a good parmesan cheese. --- I lastly sliced lengthwise 3-4 roma tomatoes to place on top, salt & pepper and/or Mrs. Dash garlic seasoning. Cover with plastic wrap; set in refrigerator overnight. Before baking bring casserole to room temperature, bake. Serves 8+ with a good Italian salad.
Tried it tonight and it was great! I added two cloves of garlic (minced) with the zucchini and onions, and skipped heating the marinara sauce separately (seemed like overkill). Will definitely make again!
We enjoyed this but I likely won't make it again. It was a tad dry but we did enjoy it for dinner. The leftovers were tossed out since no one was interested in seconds. Besides being a little on the dry side - you need to be prepared to add some additional seasoning to taste.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Roasted Zucchini Casserole
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 95
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