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Light Summer Vegetable Bake

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This is a light version of the popular baked ziti, incorporating summer vegetables!

Ingredients

  • ½ pounds Ground Beef Or Pork
  • 2 cups Zucchini, Chopped
  • ½ cups Onion, Chopped
  • Olive Oil, For Cooking Vegetables
  • 1 cup Tomato, Chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon Garlic, Chopped
  • Salt And Pepper, to taste
  • 3 cups Cooked Pasta (Ziti, Macoroni, Etc)
  • 1 cup Mozzarella, Divided
  • 1  Egg
  • ½ cups Ricotta

Preparation

Preheat oven to 400ºF.

Brown meat in a skillet, drain grease, and set aside. In a skillet over medium heat, brown zucchini and onions in olive oil until lightly transparent. Add tomatoes and garlic. Add ground meat and cook for additional 3 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Remove from heat and add cooked pasta. Mix in half of the mozzarella into the mixture. Lightly beat the egg and mix with ricotta cheese in a separate bowl. Add the egg-cheese mixture to the vegetable-meat mixture.

Place mixture in a greased glass baking or casserole dish and top with the remaining mozzarella. Cook in the preheated oven for 15 minutes or until lightly golden brown.

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Marie @ My Culinary Calling on 6.29.2011

I made this for a friend who just had a baby. We are taking it to them tonight, but I had a few bites out of the pan and its delish!

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Stacy Makes Cents on 8.17.2011

This is really delicious and a great way to use up summer bounty. We must have really bit appetites though, because it was more like 4-5 servings for us instead of 8. :-)

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emilybutterfly on 7.5.2011

This was quite delicious, and fairly healthy. I will be making it again soon.

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