Clarissa Johal: #MeatlessMonday-Vegetarian Penne Pasta

Monday, June 2, 2014

#MeatlessMonday-Vegetarian Penne Pasta

Photo courtesy of Sandra S. Stone via photobucket
Ingredients

2 large onions, chopped
6 T olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
10 plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
I cup chopped fresh spinach
1 cup vegetable broth
1 tablespoon dried basil
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 package (16 ounces) uncooked penne pasta
24 ounces mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/2-in. cubes
1 cup black olives
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup feta

Directions

Sauté onions in oil until tender. Add garlic, stir in tomatoes, veggie broth, spinach, basil, pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes or until sauce is slightly thickened.

Cook penne according to package directions; drain.

Stir the mozzarella cheese, olives and cooked penne into the sauce.

Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish; sprinkle with Parmesan and feta cheese.

Cover and bake at 375° for 20 minutes. Uncover; bake 5 minutes


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