Vegetable Pasta Casserole

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This is a family favorite. It is very good for veggie lovers.

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Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 (16 ounce) package penne pasta

  • 2 cups chopped broccoli

  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms

  • 1 cup chopped green bell pepper

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 4 cups nonfat milk

  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 5 tablespoons chopped fresh basil, divided

  • cup dry bread crumbs

  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 butter flavored cooking spray

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in broccoli, mushrooms and green pepper, and cook 6 to 8 minutes more, or until pasta is al dente; drain.

  3. Meanwhile, melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Saute onions and garlic for 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in flour and milk; cook 5 minutes, or until mixture coats the back of a spoon. Remove from heat and stir in 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper.

  4. In a 9x13 inch baking dish combine pasta, vegetables, milk mixture and 4 tablespoons basil. Sprinkle with bread crumbs, 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, and remaining 1 tablespoon basil. Coat with butter flavored cooking spray.

  5. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until golden brown.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

340 Calories
5g Fat
58g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 340
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 221mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 58g 21%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 35mg 175%
Calcium 276mg 21%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 475mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.