Veggie Pasta Bake

  Apr 18, 2018  |  #Entrees

This Veggie Pasta Bake is a perfect easy and comforting meal. With a variety of veggies and cheese, it’s great for crowds, easy to freeze and reheat, and convenient for meal prep! 

Veggie Pasta Bake || Meal prep, pasta, freezer meals

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Hi friends,

I’ve been wanting to share this recipe with you for a while, as it was one of the things I made in advance before baby!

I don’t know what it is about pasta type food, but it just always brings comfort. And it’s ALWAYS good for leftovers. Lasagna, ziti, baked pasta – you name it, I’ll eat it. I wanted to create a comforting, tasty casserole type dish that would be easy to freeze and reheat.

It’s also easy for meal prep if you’re into that sorta thing.

Veggie Pasta Bake || Meal prep, pasta, freezer meals

One thing I did in this recipe that I haven’t done for past pasta recipes is I added eggs. Eggs are a great binder and they held up well. The eggs helped create a stickier mold and casserole type feeling. I would definitely add them again.

Just another reason I love eggs. They really are the perfect, most versatile food out there. What other food can be great for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and/or a snack? Eggs are awesome for thickening, binding, flavoring or leavening, yet also delicious and respectable on their own. Plus, Eggland’s Best. eggs have even more nutrients per egg – specifically, higher contents of B-Vitamins, Vitamin E, iodine, omega 3’s and Vitamin D.

Furthermore, Egglands Best also offers a slew of egg products to choose from – their original class eggs (which we buy, normally), cage-free, organic, liquid egg whites, hard-cooked peeled eggs, and even deviled egg kits.

Veggie Pasta Bake || Meal prep, pasta, freezer meals

This Veggie Pasta Bake Is

  • Cheesy
  • Comforting
  • Full of Veggies
  • Customizable (add in your favorite add in’s – meat, greens, other veggies)
  • Thick and filling
  • Great for an easy weeknight meal or meal prep

You really can’t go wrong with all of this deliciousness. I chose to use ziti noodles because I happen to like the shape and flavor, but you could really use anything – penne, shells, spaghetti. Pasta is so versatile so go crazy!

This Recipe Can Be Ready in 45 Minutes

Plus, the simplicity of this recipe makes it great for a weeknight meal, too! Just preheat the oven, and while you’re cooking the pasta, chop your veggies. Within 10 minutes, you have all the ingredients ready, and you just combine them in a bowl with cheese and eggs, and pour it into a casserole dish. Bake for 30-35 minutes, and you have dinner/leftovers/meal prep!

Veggie Pasta Bake || Meal prep, pasta, freezer meals

While this has certainly made our lives easier, you don’t have to be planning for a baby to want to do some meal prep or make some freezer meals. This can come in handy for those busy weeks, or say, the week after vacation. You know when, you don’t have any food on hand yet you don’t feel like grocery shopping?

Boom.

Hope you enjoy! Let me know if you make it. And if you love pasta and need a good pasta salad recipe, this Hummus Pasta Salad is a game changer. And this is one of my favorite recipes on the list of “Must Make Freezer Meals.

Veggie Pasta Bake
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

This Veggie Pasta Bake is a perfect easy and comforting meal. With a variety of veggies and cheese, it's great for crowds, easy to freeze and reheat, and convenient for meal prep! 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, vegetarian
Servings: 6
Author: Sarah @ Bucket List Tummy
Ingredients
  • 1 lb ziti noodles or pasta of choice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ lb mushrooms, diced
  • 1/2 green pepper, diced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3 Tbsp parsley, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1-2 cups shredded Mozzarella Cheese or your favorite cheese
  • 4 Eggland’s Best Eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3 cups marinara sauce, divided
  • Dried parsley or basil, for topping (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

  2. Rub or spray the inside of 9x13 pan or casserole dish with olive oil or butter. 

  3. Prepare pasta according to package directions. While pasta is cooking, saute veggies and spices over medium heat for 10 minutes. 

  4. Add cooked pasta, cheese and veggies to medium bowl and stir to combine.

  5. In a small bowl, whisk together eggs and milk and add to pasta, cheese and veggies.

  6. Pour half of pasta, cheese and veggie mixture into casserole dish. Pour over half the marinara sauce. Repeat again for second layer.

  7. Sprinkle extra cheese and dried herbs on top and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until cheese has melted and top begins to brown. 

  8. Enjoy!

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Veggie Pasta Bake || Meal prep, pasta, freezer meals

What’s your favorite type of pasta?

27 responses to “Veggie Pasta Bake

  1. I love this recipe, Sarah. I could eat Italian every night but always strive for veggies – here is a way to do both! Going to the grocery store this afternoon to buy for this recipe.
    Thanks!

  2. Ooo, this sounds so good! I have some lentil pasta I was trying to think of something especially cool to make with! It’s gonna have to be this dish! *-*

  3. Such a great idea to add eggs to a pasta bake! Not only for the added choline (winning), but also what a lovely way to help it hold together a bit more too! Sounds like the perfect meal post baby!

  4. I love veggie pasta bakes! The leftovers always seem even more delicious than the first night 😉 I’ve never added eggs before, so I’ll have to give that a shot soon!

  5. This looks delicious! I love putting eggs in baked ziti, although I usually just do 2. I bet I could totally bump it up to 4 for more protein! Hope you’re enjoying lots of newborn snuggles with Camryn!

  6. This is a fantastic meal Sarah. Looking forward to making this. My mom often used to add eggs to her pasta meals, so I tend to do the same.
    Hope you, hubby and Camryn are well 🙂 Have a great weekend.

  7. I made this for a Shiva and therefore doubled the ingredients to make 2 casseroles. Came out perfect and everyone loved them.

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