Sunday, October 27, 2013

Vegetable Primavera Casserole

Over at the Law Students Cookbook she hosts a Pantry Party each month. The theme for October is casseroles. I have to admit I was a little stumped. I don't cook a lot of casseroles. My family maybe has three or four casserole recipes in their recipe box. I am cutting it a little close for getting this recipe to Elizabeth's party. It took me forever to decide on what to bring. I finally decided to create something new just for this party. I have had Vegetable Primavera on my mind so why not try it in casserole form. I have to say it turned out so good! I wanted to lick my plate. (You will never know if I did?) You must choose a spoon to eat this dish. A fork just doesn't work to scoop up all the delicious sauce. This casserole is so full of delicious veggies, pasta and garlicky good cream sauce. Most every ingredient is from the pantry or freezer. The only fresh ingredients you need to have on hand is Parmesan, tomatoes and garlic. This casserole is filling enough for a meatless meal, but would make a great side dish too. Between the seasoned veggies and Alfredo sauce this dish it well seasoned there was no need for additional salt or pepper. And you know me I add salt, black and red pepper to everything. This experience may just have me looking to build my casserole collection.


Vegetable Primavera Casserole
Serves 6

Ingredients

1-1/2 cups dry Gemelli pasta
2 (10 oz) steam bags of frozen seasoned spring vegetable medley
1 (15 oz) jar light Alfredo sauce
1 tsp chicken bouillon
1 tsp dried oregano
1 clove garlic, minced
1 to 2 tomato, sliced
2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Prepare pasta according to package directions. Drain and keep warm.

Prepare vegetables according to package microwave directions. Drain reserving liquid. Measure liquid and add enough hot water to measure 1/2 cup. Stir in chicken bouillon.

In a bowl or the pasta pot, combine cooked pasta, vegetables, oregano and garlic. Add Alfredo sauce and reserved liquid mixture, stir until thoroughly combined. Pour into a casserole sprayed with cooking spray. 

Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and top with tomato slices and Parmesan cheese. Bake 5 more minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.




Linking to:
Law Students Cookbook: Pantry Party
Ms. enPlace: See Ya in the Gumbo
The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen: Show Me Your Plaid
Jam Hands: Recipe Sharing Monday
The Frugal Foodie Mama: Marvelous Mondays
The Chicken Chicken: Clever Chicks Blog Hop
The Tumbleweed Contessa: What'd You do This Weekend?
Memories By the Mile: Tuesday Trivia - Michigan and Link Party
Love Bakes Good Cakes: All My Bloggy Friends
Anyonita Nibbles: Tasty Tuesdays
Mommy On Demand: Create It Or Bake It
Buns In My Oven: What's Cookin Wednesday
Easy Life Meal and Party Planning: Four Seasons Blog Hop
Miz Helen's Country Cottage: Full Plate Thursday
My Turn for Us: Freedom Fridays
My Mixing Spoon: Random Recipe Roundup

13 comments:

  1. Such pretty pictures and a yummy looking recipe! Thanks for sharing on Recipe Sharing Monday!

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  2. Looks tasty! Would love for you to come over and share at my link party. http://mommyondemand.com/create-bake-3/

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    1. Thank you so much for your nice words and your invite! I will be at the party shortly.

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  3. Looks utterly delicious, and wonderful that you were able to create this using nearly all pantry ingredients.

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by! I love company and feedback.

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  4. Yum, I love casseroles because you can make them ahead and this is a great one! I love primavera but hate all the last minute fuss, so it's like you created this just for me! I have already pinned it and plan on making it next week! Thanks so much, visiting from Easy Life Blog hop,
    Jenna

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    1. Thanks so much Jenna! I hope you enjoy it. I have already visited you at The Painted Apron. What a lovely blog. I will be following you on Pinterest. Have a great evening!

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  5. You need a Pin It button for something so great! I added it to my pinterest though :)

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    1. Thanks Crystal! Adding a Pinterest button has been on my to do list for a long time. Thanks for the nudge. Check out my new hover Pinterest button on my photos. Have a great day!

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  6. Your Vegetable Primavera Casserole is one that we would just love! Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  7. I'm always looking for more meatless dishes. I love the cheesy tomatoes on top. Thank you for linking this week. We were out of town the past few days. Will have this week's See Ya in the Gumbo up Monday night.

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