Vegetarian Baked Ziti

Hello everyone,

Welcome to Tasty Tuesday!!!

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I’ve made Baked Ziti many times before……but always with meat. So I figured, making a meatless one should be easier…..right.

All I know is I did not want this dish to be overly complicated and fussy. Easy breezy and delicious is what I have in mind.

Let’s jump into this recipe……….

Ingredients:

1 lbs of Whole Grain Penne Pasta
2 C fresh organic spinach
1 C diced organic onion ( I used 1/2 C of yellow and green onion)
1/2 C diced organic peppers ( I used organic frozen green, red & yellow peppers)
3 C mozzarella cheese ( I prefer rbst free or organic)
(1) 24oz. jar of organic marinara (I prefer Bertolli)

Seasoning/Spices:

1/2 tsp Salt (Pink Himalayan)
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried basil

Method:

1. Cook your pasta according to package directions.

2. In a large greased baking dish add pasta, spinach, onions, peppers, 2 C cheese and spices.

3. Toss everything to get it evenly distributed.

4. Pour your marinara sauce across the top, using a spatula to evenly spread.

5. Place in a 350 pre-heated oven for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted.

6. Remove from the oven and toss to get the sauce evenly distributed. Top with 1 C cheese and place back into the oven for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Once done, let it cool a bit and serve.

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This dish was a huge hit!!! My mini meat lover’s went back for second and thirds.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by, I greatly appreciate it.

Until Next Time,

Sewloveable

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Crock Pot Vegetarian Chili…..you will not miss the meat I promise

I have been wanting to make this dish for quite some time.  This was a big hit and my family really enjoyed it.  I am not a vegetarian but from time to time I like to make a nice and tasty vegetarian meal for my family.  I am always looking for ways to get more veggies in.  This was a BIG HIT……….  So now it’s time to share.  I hope you will enjoy this as much as my family an I did.

This recipe is for a 6 Qt or larger crock pot

Ingredients:

    • 2 pack of Helen’s Kitchen Veggie Ground

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  • 1 qt of vegetable broth
  • 1 pack of frozen yellow corn
  • 1/2 cup of peppers ( I use a frozen blend of yellow, red and green)
  • 4 stalks of celery sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 2 cans precooked beans of choice, rinsed and drained (white kidney beans and pinto beans were my choice)
  • 3 of cans of diced  tomatoes with liquid (I used one can of  fire roasted and two cans of no salt added diced tomatoes)
  • 1/2 cup of cauliflower puree
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, diced
  • Green or Spring onion finely chop all of it
  • 1 TBSP olive oil
  • 2 tsp of chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, paprika
  • 1 tsp of garlic and onion powder for seasoning veggie ground
  • 1/2 tsp of black pepper, salt
  • 1/4 tsp herb provence
  • 1 teaspoon sugar, optional

Step by Step

In a non-stick skillet add olive oil , veggie ground  and the 1 tsp of garlic and onion powder.  Cook according to directions which will be for 4-5 minutes and set aside.

In the crock pot add diced tomatoes and the juices, vegetable broth, beans, cauliflower puree, celery, onion, peppers, corn, veggie ground, sugar and all the herbs and spices.

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Mix well and cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 to 6 hours. Stir Occasionally.

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Garnish with Avocado

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Enjoy & Happy Cooking

Until Next Time

Sewloveable