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Vegetarian pasta bake

11
11
11
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
45 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
30 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Moderate
If you are looking for a meat free dish, this is the one for you! Packed with flavour, this pasta bake is deliciously satisfying.

Ingredients

Pasta

280 g, (spirals)

Broccoli

1 cup(s), (85g)

Asparagus

1 bunch(es), cut into 3cm lengths

Scallopini squash

4 individual, (yellow patty pan) quartered

Brown onion

1 small, finely chopped

Garlic

2 clove(s), crushed

Reduced-fat evaporated milk

1 cup(s), (250ml)

Cornflour

1 tbs

Grated parmesan cheese

½ cup(s), (40g)

Cherry tomatoes

125 g, halved

Fresh flat-leaf parsley

1 tbs, chopped

Oil spray

1 x 3 second spray(s)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C or 160°C fan-forced. Lightly spray a 1.5L (6-cup) capacity ovenproof dish with oil.
  2. Cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling salted water, following packet instructions, or until just tender. Drain. Return pasta to pan. Boil, steam or microwave broccoli, asparagus and squash, separately, until just tender. Drain.
  3. Meanwhile, lightly spray a medium saucepan with oil and heat over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until softened. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
  4. Combine ¼ cup (60ml) evaporated milk and cornflour in a bowl. Add remaining milk to onion mixture and stir until heated through. Stir in cornflour mixture and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring constantly, for 5 minutes or until sauce boils and thickens. Season sauce with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  5. Add sauce, vegetables and ⅓ cup (25g) parmesan to pasta and toss gently to combine. Spoon pasta into prepared dish. Top with tomatoes and sprinkle with remaining parmesan. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden. Serve sprinkled with parsley.

Notes

SERVING SUGGESTION: Mixed salad leaves.