Italian Vegetable Bake



This tasty veggie dish is perfect for utilizing the plethora of fresh vegetables in the market now.



Layered along with mushrooms in this baked dish are zucchini, tomatoes, and onions, drizzled with Italian dressing and fresh basil. Vary the vegetables and herbs according to your taste.  Maybe you'd prefer fresh oregano, bell peppers, fresh peas or corn.  Add a little minced garlic, plus seasoned pepper and bake.



This good recipe is adapted from the Heart Association Cookbook.  It’s jam-packed full of goodness and a great way to fit your veggies in for the day ~ plus, it’s colorful!



















Italian Vegetable Bake 


Ingredients:

Olive oil cooking spray
8 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced
2 zucchini, sliced
3 tomatoes, sliced
3 green onions, sliced
4 tablespoons light Italian salad dressing
1 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons seasoned pepper

Method:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Spray an 8-inch square baking dish with olive oil spray.
Make one layer each of mushrooms, zucchini, tomatoes and onions.
In a small bowl, stir together the remaining ingredients.
Drizzle over the vegetables.
Bake for 25 minutes, or until vegetables are tender.
To serve, use a slotted spoon to remove the vegetables from the liquid.

ENJOY!

Be sure to visit my friend; Linda's blog, My Kind of Cooking, for her great cookbooks, tips and delicious recipes!






13 comments:

  1. PAm this looks fantastic and would be a total hit in our home can't wait to try this one!

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  2. Sounds fantastic Pam. So many things you could do with this too.
    Sam

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  3. Yum!! This sounds not only healthy but sooo incredibly delicious. And you can do so much with it just by changing the veggies or herbs. :)

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  4. Perfect this really does sound good. Have a good weekend, Diane

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  5. What a wonderful way to use all of the tomatoes and zucchini I have growing right now!

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  6. Pam,
    This is a great looking dish with all those veggies and layers of flavor. thanks for sharing this wonderful dish.

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  7. This looks soo tasty and fresh. I would probably make this and serve it right over my pasta with some parm and sliced grilled chicken. MMMMMM I will have to pin this for later! Always looking for different ways to serve up veggies.

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  8. Dear Pam, Beautiful!! A lasagna of veggies!! and healthy. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

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  9. I'm not normally a big fan of baked veggies, but using high moisture veggies and the addition of tomatoes and Italian herbs would make me a big fan of this dish.

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  10. What a fantastic side dish, Pam! And perfect while there are still garden tomatoes available :)

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  11. Very nice looking dish Pam! I love using what I have on hand and getting in my vegetables for the day. Good recipe and beautiful dish.

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  12. Love all the fresh veggie flavors in this!

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  13. Un gran plato saludable y colorido muy bueno,hugs,hugs.

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