creamy pasta & veggie casserole

★★★★★ 1
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By Rose Mary Mogan
from Sauk Village, IL

I created this recipe a few weeks ago with ingredients in the pantry. My husband is a big meat eater, and I love lots of veggies, so as a compromise, I grilled the chicken on the side and added lots of veggies to the pasta, & that made both of us happy.

★★★★★ 1
serves 6-8 hearty servings
prep time 15 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For creamy pasta & veggie casserole

  • 1 box
    16 oz. pasta rotini, mostaccioli, or shell pasta, cooked according to directions
  • 1 jar
    16 oz. classic alfredo sauce
  • 8 oz
    canned sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1 bunch
    green onions, chopped
  • 1 md
    red or green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 md
    tomatoes, quartered & cut into eights
  • 1 lb
    fresh broccoli floweretts
  • 1 1/2 c
    heavy whipping cream
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    lemon pepper( no salt added)
  • 1 Tbsp
    italian seasoning
  • 3 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 3/4 c
    freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil or canola oil

How To Make creamy pasta & veggie casserole

  • 1
    Cook pasta according to package directions and set aside. Add olive or canola oil to large skillet, and heat to medium high heat, then add chopped onions, bell peppers, broccoli, and tomatoes, let cook a few minutes till crisp tender, then add drained mushrooms, pasta, and spices, stir to mix.
  • 2
    Add alfredo sauce, then pour whipping cream into Alfredo sauce jar, and rinse jar with cream and pour over pasta sauce, stir till heated through, about 10 to 15 minutes. Add freshly grated parmesan cheese, and stir till cheese begins to melt. Garnish with additional chopped green onions & freshly grated Cheese if desired. if desired. Serve while still hot.
  • 3
    Note you can add chopped grilled Chicken or shrimp to this dish if desired. But I grilled and served my chicken on the side. This dish is quick and easy, and quite tasty. I used the veggies that I had on hand, but you can use what ever vegetables you have.
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