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20 Minute Cheesy Vegetable Pasta Bake

This hearty Cheesy Vegetable Pasta Bake is full of delicious fresh vegetables, loaded with cheese, and best of all only takes ONE pot to make! Your family will beg for this meal!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 lb pasta (your choice, I like spirals or bow ties for this recipe!)
  • 1 medium zucchini , chopped
  • 8 oz baby bella mushrooms , diced (other variety would be fine too)
  • 16 ounces pasta sauce , your choice on type - I like marinara or a chunky vegetable variety
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese , shredded and divided
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese , shredded
  • 1 TBS Italian seasoning

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add pasta and cook according to package directions. When there is 2 minutes left before the pasta is done, add zucchini and mushrooms into pot. Cook remaining 2 minutes. Strain.

  2. Preheat broiler on high.

  3. Add pasta sauce to pot, then add the strained pasta/veggies into the sauce. Mix well. Add 1/3 cup of mozzarella cheese into pot. Mix well.

  4. Grease a large casserole dish with cooking spray, and then dump pasta mixture into baking dish. Top with remaining 2/3 cup mozzarella and 1/4 cup parmesan cheeses. Sprinkle Italian seasoning over the top.

  5. Place under the broiler and cook for 3-5 minutes. Watch closely as it can burn quickly and cook time depends on oven. When the cheese is bubbly and browning remove from oven.

  6. Serve and enjoy!