Vegetable pasta bake
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Enjoyable Vegetable pasta bake Recipe

With lots of fresh vegetables, bacon and pasta, bring this dish to the table as a complete midweek meal.
Vegetable pasta bake
Prep Time : 0:20 | Cook Time : 0:40 | Total Time : 1:00 | Serving : 8 person.

Ingredients

  • 500g penne rigate

  • 6 rashers bacon, rinds removed, chopped

  • 6 stalks silverbeet, leaves removed

  • 1 zucchini, trimmed, diced

  • 1 carrot, peeled, diced

  • 3 stalks celery, trimmed, halved, sliced

  • 150g green beans, trimmed, cut into 2cm lengths

  • 250g button mushrooms, sliced

  • 1 red capsicum, diced

  • 737g bottle tomato pasta sauce

  • 3 cups grated cheddar cheese

Method

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 200°C. Grease a 6cm-deep, 28cm x 35cm (base) baking dish. Cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling salted water, following packet directions, until just tender.

  • Step 2

    Meanwhile, place bacon on a microwave-safe plate. Cover with paper towel. Microwave on high (100%) for 2 to 3 minutes or until bacon is cooked through. Set aside.

  • Step 3

    Chop the silverbeet leaves. Place in a large, microwave-safe bowl. Add zucchini, carrot, celery and green beans. Microwave on HIGH (100%) for 4 to 5 minutes or until carrot is tender. Add mushrooms, capsicum and bacon. Stir to combine.

  • Step 4

    Drain pasta and return to the saucepan. Add vegetable mixture and pasta sauce. Stir to coat. Spoon into prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden. Serve.

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