Italian Vegetarian Bake
Serve squares of this deliciously wholesome vegetable casserole topped with marinara sauce and shredded Romano cheese.
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 large zucchini, diced (about 2 cups)
1 small onion, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
2 large cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 MAGGI Vegetarian Vegetable Flavor Bouillon Cube
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese - divided use
3/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
3/4 cup ricotta cheese
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 cup BUITONI Refrigerated Freshly Shredded Romano Cheese
1 (15-ounce) container BUITONI Refrigerated Marinara Sauce
- Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease 9 x 5-inch loaf pan.
- Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add zucchini, onion, celery, garlic, bouillon and crushed red pepper; cook, stirring frequently, for 4 to 6 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Remove from heat.
- Combine spinach, 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, bread crumbs, ricotta cheese, eggs and Romano cheese in large bowl until blended. Stir in vegetable mixture. Press mixture into prepared pan. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese.
- Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pan on wire rack for 5 minutes. Heat sauce until warm. Slice; serve with sauce.
Makes 6 servings.
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