Broccoli Pasta Bake

Category, , , , , DifficultyIntermediate

This pasta bake is loaded with vital nutrients including protein to give you stable energy throughout the day! This is a great meal for lunch or dinner!

Yields8 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time45 minsTotal Time55 mins

 4 cups broccoli
 2.50 cups marinara or Italian Herb sauce (I recommend Muir Glen Italian Herb or a low sodium sauce)
 12 oz red lentil pasta (dry) - I recommend Ancient Harvest POW red lentil rotini
 1 cup vegan shredded mozzarella cheese (I recommend Violife)
 ½ cup vegan Parmesan (I recommend Violife)
 Italian seasoning (to taste)
 oregano (to taste)
 basil (to taste)
 black pepper (to taste)
 vegan ricotta (I recommend Kite Hill brand) -- OPTIONAL
 avocado oil spray (I recommend Chosen Foods)

1

Preheat oven to 375F. Bring large pot of water to boil. Add pasta and reduce heat to medium. Cook for 10-15 mins until pasta is desired texture. At the same time the pasta is cooking, steam broccoli in a steamer (or in a pot by bringing water to a boil and reducing to medium) until soft or desired texture.

2

Drain pasta. Add pasta back to pot. Add sauce and seasonings (pepper, Italian seasoning, oregano, and basil) and mix. Add broccoli and gently toss/mix. Add extra sauce if you like more sauce. Add vegan mozzarella and mix.

3

Spray a 13"x 9" baking pan with avocado oil. Add pasta/broccoli mixture to pan and even out. Scoop small amounts of ricotta (if using) and add to pasta mixture. Add ricotta evenly and gently pushing it down into pasta mixture. Top pasta mixture with a little bit more mozzarella and Parmesan.

4

Cover pasta mixture with aluminum foil. Bake pasta mixture in oven for 20 minutes. Remove foil and bake for another 10-15 minutes until desired brownness. Take out of oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving.

Notes:
5

Nutrition information is dependent upon the brand of ingredients used. The nutrition information provided below is just to be used as a guide and assumes recipe was followed using exact ingredients mentioned above.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup

Servings 8


Amount Per Serving
Calories 300
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g13%
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 200mg9%
Potassium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 45g15%
Dietary Fiber 8g32%
Sugars 4g
Protein 20g40%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Ingredients

 4 cups broccoli
 2.50 cups marinara or Italian Herb sauce (I recommend Muir Glen Italian Herb or a low sodium sauce)
 12 oz red lentil pasta (dry) - I recommend Ancient Harvest POW red lentil rotini
 1 cup vegan shredded mozzarella cheese (I recommend Violife)
 ½ cup vegan Parmesan (I recommend Violife)
 Italian seasoning (to taste)
 oregano (to taste)
 basil (to taste)
 black pepper (to taste)
 vegan ricotta (I recommend Kite Hill brand) -- OPTIONAL
 avocado oil spray (I recommend Chosen Foods)

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 375F. Bring large pot of water to boil. Add pasta and reduce heat to medium. Cook for 10-15 mins until pasta is desired texture. At the same time the pasta is cooking, steam broccoli in a steamer (or in a pot by bringing water to a boil and reducing to medium) until soft or desired texture.

2

Drain pasta. Add pasta back to pot. Add sauce and seasonings (pepper, Italian seasoning, oregano, and basil) and mix. Add broccoli and gently toss/mix. Add extra sauce if you like more sauce. Add vegan mozzarella and mix.

3

Spray a 13"x 9" baking pan with avocado oil. Add pasta/broccoli mixture to pan and even out. Scoop small amounts of ricotta (if using) and add to pasta mixture. Add ricotta evenly and gently pushing it down into pasta mixture. Top pasta mixture with a little bit more mozzarella and Parmesan.

4

Cover pasta mixture with aluminum foil. Bake pasta mixture in oven for 20 minutes. Remove foil and bake for another 10-15 minutes until desired brownness. Take out of oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving.

Notes:
5

Nutrition information is dependent upon the brand of ingredients used. The nutrition information provided below is just to be used as a guide and assumes recipe was followed using exact ingredients mentioned above.

Broccoli Pasta Bake

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