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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Baked Radiattore with Roasted Vegetables and Cheese

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Day4 of Blogging Marathon,Category: 7 Ways to Use up an Ingredient:  Whenever I make this or this dish, I make this cheesy pasta dish to round-off a meal.It isn't a tedious process but there is a lot of cutting involved. I make a large batch(like this one) and sometimes freeze a portion of it. Comes handy when you are under a time crunch.
Cheese Used for this dish:
  • Borden's 4 Cheese Mexican Blend (Cheddar, Monterey Jack, Asadero, Queso Blanco)
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • Parmesan Cheese
Ingredients:
  • 2 Cups Uncooked Radiattore Pasta
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper, cored and cubed
  • 1 Green Summer Squash, sliced
  • 1 Yellow Summer Squash, sliced
  • 1 Japanese Eggplant, sliced
  • 1 Small Head of Broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1/2 Hot Italian Pepper (Entirely Optional) , seeds removed and finely chopped
  • 1-1/4 Cups Pasta Sauce (I used Prego's Traditional HeartSmart)
  • 1-1/2 Cups Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 3/4 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/2 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/2 +  1/2 Tsp Salt or as needed
  • Cracked Pepper for taste

    Procedure:
    • Clean and separate the Broccoli florets. Slice the eggplants and both the squash. Cut the green bell pepper into chunks.Add them to a bowl. Drizzle about 1-1/2 Tbsp Olive Oil along with some salt and cracked pepper.Mix with hands to evenly incorporate.
    • Spread the veggies along with finely chopped hot Italian peppers(if using) on a foil-lined pizza-pan/cookie-sheet and bake @375 degrees F for 15-20 minutes or until they are light brown.Remove from oven and set aside.
    • Meanwhile cook the pasta according to package directions in a pot of "salted" water.Drain and add it to a bowl. Pour the pasta sauce over the top and give it a toss.
    • Add the roasted vegetables and half of the mozzarella cheese to the bowl and gently combine. Check for taste. Add salt or cracked pepper as needed.
    • Grease a 12X8 inch pan with little oil. Spread the pasta-veggie mixture and cover it with leftover mozzarella and the 4-cheese blend. Top it with Grated Parmesan Cheese.
    • Bake @ 350 degrees F in the middle rack for about 30-40 minutes or until the tops are slightly browned.
    • Serve warm with sides of choice.
    Note:
    Enjoy!
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      27 comments:

      1. Pasta with lots of gooey cheese - whats not to like about that delicious goodness. Yumm..

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      2. wow so tempting !! looks so wonderful !!

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      3. Wonderful looking preparation.Loved the array of vegetables.

        Deepa
        Hamaree Rasoi

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      4. Yummy pasta .. my kids love it. The last picture looks amazing with the cheesy goodness :)

        Vardhini
        Event: Dish it Out - Spinach and Garlic
        Event: Healthy Lunchbox Ideas - Broccoli

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      5. Hmm.. very cheesy. I am sure my husband will love this.

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      6. Seriously baked radiattore looks incredible, my kids loves this yummy dish anytime,cant wait to try them..

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      7. A dish can't get tastier than this!Awesome!!Definitely nutritious with all those veggies.

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      8. A dish can't get tastier than this!Awesome!!Definitely nutritious with all those veggies.

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      9. The roasted veggies must have added a lot of flavor to the dish. Looks yummy!

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      10. That's a wholesome meal..Mouthwatering pics.

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      11. this is so awesome n one of my fav pasta too..

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      12. A perfect One Pot meal !! Or must I say, cheeselicious :) Love to have this for my event dear, if you wish ! :)

        Cheers
        Kalyani
        Event: One Pot Meals

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      13. Wonderful and delicious one pot meal..bookmarked.

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      14. This dish is so delicious & looks so comforting & inviting!
        US Masala

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      15. With all of this cheese, this just has to be delicious!

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      16. Yummy!..so delicious with so much cheese!..I am loving the fact that you have so many cheese dishes for me to try now..:)

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      17. Delicious casserole. I am a cheese and pasta lover. Pass the plate to me I will finish it in 2 minutes.

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