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Baked Ziti With Roasted Vegetables

Cuisine: Italian
Type: Pasta, Vegetables
Serves: 6 people

Recipe Ingredients

1 lb 454g / 16ozEggplant - cut in 1" cubes
1 lb 454g / 16ozRed onion - cut in 1" cubes (large)
2   Yellow peppers - chopped
1 tablespoon 15mlOlive oil
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlSalt
  Tomato Sauce
1 teaspoon 5mlOlive oil
1 cup 62g / 2.2ozOnions - finely chopped
2 teaspoons 10mlGarlic - minced
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlCrushed red pepper
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlFennel seed - crushed
28 oz 795gTomatoes - canned, crushed
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlSalt
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlFresh ground pepper
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlSugar
1   Thyme
2 tablespoons 30mlFresh parsley - chopped
16 oz 454gZiti pasta - 1 package
10 oz 284gSpinach - chopped
1 cup 146g / 5.1ozMozzarella cheese - lowfat, shredded

Recipe Instructions

Heat oven to 450F. Toss eggplant, red onion, peppers, oil, and salt in jellypoll pan. Roast 30 minutes, stirring once or twice, until vegetables begin to brown.

Make sauce: Heat oil in saucepan. Add onions and cook covered over medium-low heat 10 minutes. Stir in garlic, red pepper, and fennel; cook 30 seconds. Add tomatoes, salt, pepper, sugar, and thyme. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes. Sitr in parsely. Makes 3 cups.

Reduce oven heat to 400F. Toss ziti with vegetables, sauce and spinach in bowl. Spread in shallow 3-quart baking dish. Sprinkle mozzarella over top. Bake 20 minutes or until bubbly.

Ladies' Home Journal - Jan. 1995


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