Pasta Bake with Vegetables and Mozzarella

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Pasta Bake with Vegetables and Mozzarella

A tasty summer pasta dish that requires very little effort!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Season: Autumn, Summer
Type: Vegetarian
Servings: 4
Calories: 511kcal
Author: REALMEALDEAL

Ingredients

  • 400 g pasta shapes organic, such as rigatoni or penne
  • 2 tbsp olive oil organic, fairtrade
  • 2 courgettes organic, sliced
  • 1 red peppers organic, de-seeded and diced
  • 1 yellow pepper organic, de-seeded and diced
  • 1 red onions organic, peeled and diced
  • 100 g red pesto organic
  • 100 g low fat cream cheese organic
  • 1 dash black peper organic, fairtrade, freshly ground
  • 20 g fresh basil leaves organic, chopped
  • 125 g buffalo mozzarealla organic, drained and sliced
  • 320 g green salad organic, to serve

Instructions

  • Cook the pasta in a large pan of lightly salted boiling water as per the packet instructions, then drain.
  • Pre-heat the grill to medium
  • Add the olive oil to a large frying pan and over a medium heat, fry the courgette, peppers and onion until soft.
  • Stir the red pesto and cream cheese into the pasta, making sure it is all coated. Stir over the heat for 2 minutes to heat it through.
  • Stir in the vegetables, most of the basil and season with pepper. Tip everything into an oven proof dish.
  • Scatter the sliced mozzarella over the top and cook under the grill for 5 minutes until the mozzarella has melted.
  • Sprinkle the remainder of the basil over the top and serve with a green salad.

Notes

In a hurry or not all eating together.
This dish can can prepared in advance and kept warm or re-heated when ready.

Nutrition

Calories: 511kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 749mg | Potassium: 830mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 6600IU | Vitamin C: 201.3mg | Calcium: 550mg | Iron: 4mg

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