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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Serving Size 1 cup
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.