“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Italian Vegetarian Bake

November 4, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a Italian Vegetarian Bake. This a Vegetable Casserole made using; Zucchini, Onion, Celery, Vegetarian Vegetable Flavor Bouillon Cube, Spinach, Spices, Mozzarella Cheese, Ricotta Cheese, Romano Cheese, and BUITONI Refrigerated Marinara Sauce. Now that’s Italian! The recipe is from one of my favorite recipe sites, the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find one of the largest selections of recipes you can find. Recipes to please all tastes, diets, and cuisines so check it out today. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Italian Vegetarian Bake
Serve squares of this deliciously wholesome vegetable casserole topped with marinara sauce and shredded Romano cheese.

Recipe Ingredients:
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

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease 9 x 5-inch loaf pan.
2 – 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.
3 – 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.
4 – 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.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/italian_vegetarian_bake_recipe.html

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