Pasta bake

Some weeks, everything you cook is flavorful, delicately seasoned, tender-crisp, in other words, perfection. Then you falter a little bit on something easy. The pasta bake is good, but it’s not great. I’ve created the recipe with an eye towards what I’ll do next time, not exactly what we ate last night.


2 cups cooked tri-colored pasta
6-7 cups (or more) delicious homemade pasta sauce
1 cup frozen spinach
1 cup broccoli
1 cup frozen peas
1/2 red bell pepper
1/2 cup mushrooms
3/4-1 cup grated vegan cheeze
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 425. In a 9 x 13 in baking dish, pour in a layer of sauce, at least 1/2 inch deep. Sprinkle half of the nutritional yeast and half of the cheeze on top of the sauce. Add the noodles, then the vegetables. Season with salt and pepper. Add the remaining sauce and then the nutritional yeast and cheese on top. Cover with foil (make sure to poke some holes). Bake covered for about 30 minutes. Bake an additional 10-15 minutes uncovered.

If you prefer a very saucy pasta bake, use more sauce!


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