13 August 2010

No Meat Zone Recipes: Vegan 'Green Things' Pasta Bake

VEGAN

"Green Things" Vegan Pasta Bake

Ingredients:
  • 8oz. whole-wheat rigatoni (this is half a bag of Trader Joe’s “Organic Rotelle Pasta”)
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 4 medium-sized zucchini, finely chopped (I quarter them, then chop)
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 14.5-oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 Italian Tofurkey Sausage, chopped
  • Optional: Light mozzarella cheese if you’re not vegan
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees; spray a 11×7 glass pan with non-stick cooking spray*
  2. Cook pasta per the package’s instructions. (I rinse in cold water immediately after draining); set aside
  3. Once all veggies are chopped, mix in a large bowl with the olive oil and salt and pepper to taste
  4. Add diced tomatoes and sausage, and mix well. Now gradually add in pasta and mix well
  5. Pour pasta mixture into pan. Top with cheese if you’d like
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes until veggies are soft and cheese is melted.
  7. Nutritional information per 1/6 serving, w/o cheese: 262.50 calories, 5.83g fat, 7.33g fiber, 13g protein (amazing!)
  8. Enjoy!
Submitted by Annabel at Feed Me I'm Cranky, Recipe Link


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