This freezes well !! Makes two good size meals with plenty for leftovers.
PASTA AND VEGGIES
1 large eggplant, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes 1 large red onion, cut into 1-inch pieces 2 medium yellow sweet peppers, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 tablespoon olive or canola oil 1/2 teaspoon salt
SAUCE: 1 1/2 cups chopped onions 2 teaspoons olive or canola oil 6 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon sugar 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
1 - 1 pound box ziti or other small tube pasta 4 cups chopped fresh spinach 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
Spray a large baking dish with Pam
Combine the eggplant, red onion and yellow peppers. Drizzle with oil; sprinkle with salt.
Bake, uncovered, at 400 degrees F for 35-45 minutes or until edges of peppers begin to brown, stirring every 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a saucepan, saute onions in oil until tender. Add garlic, red pepper flakes and cook and stir for 1 minute. Add the tomatoes, parsley, salt, pepper, sugar and thyme. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes.
Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.
In two greased 2-qt. baking dishes, spread 1/2 cup sauce each. In each dish, layer a fourth of the pasta, a fourth of the roasted vegetables and 1/2 cup sauce. Top with 2 cups spinach and 1/2 cup sauce. Top with remaining roasted vegetables, pasta and sauce.
Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
Uncover; sprinkle with cheese. Bake -10-15 minutes longer or until heated through and cheese is melted.
Edited by: SNOOPY1960 at: 6/9/2012 (21:50)
Fitness Minutes: (121,819)
6/8/12 7:48 P
I use a few websites. Most all foodi sites let you select by diet. Vegetarian Times, Meatless Monday's, Eating Well come to mind though I many I go to. My husband and I have only been vegetarian a year so I understand where you're at. Indian and Thia were new to us but a wonderful change. Nut loaves come in many varieties. soups too. Wheatberries, lentils,,legumes all make great main dish or salad.
Fitness Minutes: (1,353)
6/8/12 3:25 P
I need some good ideas of some freezer-friendly veggie dishes ( IF you have some just Vegetarian recipes that will be great to). I need more options I have only been a Vegetarian for 2 months now. Need more Ideas please.
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