BM# 71: Week 1/ Day 2 Theme: One Pot Dishes Dish: One Pot Vegetarian Pasta Casserole
I have a filling and comforting one pot vegetarian casserole today for this week’s ‘One pot dishes‘ theme. My whole family loves pasta (though in different ways) and I am always looking for different pasta dishes. So this one pot pasta dish is my latest trial that was quite tasty and my new favorite. I was taught to cook pasta in lots and lots of boiling water. So making pasta dishes always involved 2 pots. But when I saw some one pot pasta dishes in Cooking Light magazine, I was intrigued and I bookmarked them. I didn’t get a chance to try until I picked up this theme.So there’s no need for for a big pot of boiling water to make this dish. All this recipe needs is a big skillet that is oven safe and that’s it, everything goes into the skillet, cooked and straight to the table. This one-dish recipe minimizes kitchen prep, cleanup and delivers maximum flavor.Original recipe in Cooking Light was made with beef, but I used eggplant and soy granules aka TVP instead. This casserole is a hearty and comforting dish that is perfect for this time of the year. Even my picky eater son loved this and asked for seconds. I used whole wheat pasta and this is probably one of the few recipes I really enjoyed the nutty and chewy texture wholewheat pasta lends. Regular pasta can also be used in the dish, just make sure to reduce the cooking time.