Free Recipe Baked Ziti and Vegetables

Recipe Type: Free Italian Recipes
Recipe Preparation: bake
Cooking Temperature:
Recipe Serves: 6

Ingredients for Baked Ziti and Vegetables Recipe

16 oz Ziti or penne macaroni
2 md Green peppers
2 md Carrots
2 md Celery stalks
1 md Onion
1 tb Salad oil
28 oz Crushed Tomatoes
3 c Vegetable juice — reg.or
1 tb Sugar
1-1/2 ts Salt
1/2 ts Oregano leaves
8 oz Mozzarella,lowfat —
2 tb Parmesan cheese — grated

Baked Ziti and Vegetables Preparation

In saucepot, prepare ziti as label directs. Meanwhile, cut green peppers, carrots, celery, and onion into 1/2 pieces. In nonstick skillet over med. high heat, in hot salad oil, cook vegetables til lightly browned. Stir in 1/4C. water; continue cooking over med. heat til vegetables are tender crisp. Preheat oven to 375 F. Drain ziti in colander; set aside. To same saucepot, add cooked vegetables; stir in crushed tomatoes, vegetable juice, sugar, salt, and oregano; over high heat, heat to boiling. Remove saucepot from heat; stir in cooked ziti. Reserve 1 C. shredded mozzarella for topping. Into ziti mixture in saucepot, stir Parmesan cheese and remaining mozzarella. Spoon mixture into shallow 4 qt. casserole; sprinkle with reserved mozzarella cheese. Cover casserole and bake 30 minutes or til cheese melts and mixture is hot and bubbly. Recipe By : File

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