Friday, February 1, 2008

Baked Rigatoni

This simple baked pasta was so comforting and delicious! A day later, I want to make it again for lunch! It is kind of heavy on the processed side, since I used veggie grounds and Follow Your Heart cheese, but it is so worth it!

  • Half Pound rigatoni pasta (or ziti)
  • One 28 oz can chopped tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-2 tbs Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 pound veggie grounds (I used Light Life brand)
  • soy mozzerella to top.
Directions: In a large pot boil water, and cook noodles until almost done. Meanwhile, chop and saute the onion and galic. Add veggie grounds- saute to break them up and mix flavors, then add tomatoes, Italian seasoning, and wine, adjust flavor as desired. Let simmer until noodles are ready to be drained.

Preheat oven to 375. In a casserole dish layer noodles, then sauce, and top with cheese. Bake for about 30 mins, and serve with garlic bread and a glass of red wine (if you'd like).

I think this dish would also be good with sliced olives on top. I will try that next time. It also takes great cold the next day. This is ultimate comfort food!


Vegan_Noodle said...

I absolutely love baked pasta.. all bubbly and gooey. Perfect meal.

the vegan blog tracker said...

I really like baked pasta, too - it kinda reminds me of when I was a kid.

selina said...

i find any type of pasta to be comforting....and that looks delicious.

Billy said...

Mmm, that looks good!

Hey, a little off-topic: Were you vegan throughout your entire pregnancy?