Baked penne with tomato & roasted vegetables
- 6 zucchinis
- 4 ½ cups white mushrooms, pre-sliced
- 3 yellow onions
- 1 ½ lbs sliced bell peppers
- ⅓ cup olive oil
- 3 tbsp italian seasoning
- 2 ¼ lbs penne
- 2 cups shredded italian cheese blend
- 7 ½ cups tomato pasta sauce
- 3 cups peas
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Grease 3 large baking dish. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
Trim and dice zucchini . Cut white mushrooms into quarters. Peel and thinly slice onion . Combine bell peppers , zucchini , white mushrooms , onion , olive oil , italian seasoning and a large pinch of salt and pepper in a bowl. Spread mixture out on a large baking sheet and bake until just tender, about 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, add penne to the boiling water and cook 6 minutes, until still firm in the center. Drain and set aside.
In a large bowl, combine penne , 1 cup shredded cheese , tomato sauce , peas and roasted vegetables. Mix gently until evenly coated with sauce. Transfer mixture to greased baking dish and spread evenly. Top with remaining 1 cup cheese .
Bake 25 minutes, until top is golden and penne is tender. Cool 10 minutes before serving.