Minestrone Casserole

Minestrone Casserole mixes up a baked noodle pasta with all the flavors of your favorite Italian soup for perfect home cooked comfort.

Minestrone Casserole

Minestrone Casserole

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

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Minestrone Casserole is my recipe of the day with the blogging  group Sunday Funday. We post each Sunday as a group. Each of us will share a recipe on a common topic. This week the recipes are all about zucchini.

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Minestrone Casserole

I chose to make a vegetarian pasta casserole with all the flavors of minestrone, one of my favorite soups.

Besides the noodles, there are a ton of vegetables, tomatoes, a few beans and lots of cheese. If you feel so inclined, you could also add meat.

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Minestrone Casserole

Minestrone Casserole

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Minestrone Casserole

Minestrone Casserole

Minestrone Casserole

Sue Lau
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 326 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Oblong baking dish or lasagna pan

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrot
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 green bell pepper diced
  • 2 medium zucchini diced
  • 3 ounce portobello mushroom cap diced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 28 ounces canned diced tomatoes
  • 8 ounces canned tomato sauce
  • 15 ounce can red beans I used mixed color; beans rinsed and drained
  • 3 cups uncooked macaroni
  • 1 pound grated mozzarella cheese

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Cook macaroni in boiling salted water according to package directions and drain.
  • Saute the onion, carrot, celery, bell pepper, zucchini, mushrooms and garlic in the olive oil with the salt, pepper and seasonings, until the vegetables soften. You can add a little more oil if needed, based on your type of pan.
  • Mix in the tomatoes, tomato sauce and beans.
  • Mix the sauce together with the cooked mac in a large mixing bowl.
  • Stir in half the cheese.
  • Pour into a large baking dish or lasagna pan and top with remaining cheese.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes or until cheese is melted and top is golden.

Notes

From the kitchen of palatablepastime.com

Nutrition

Calories: 326kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 16gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 719mgPotassium: 555mgFiber: 5gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 1413IUVitamin C: 19mgCalcium: 250mgIron: 2mg
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3 responses

  1. That looks a delicious, healthy and a filling casserole with veggies and macaroni. Will go so well with kids.

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