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
  • 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      14. This dish is so delicious & looks so comforting & inviting!
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      15. With all of this cheese, this just has to be delicious!

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

      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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