Creamy Zucchini Parmesan Pasta

I’m a huge fan of the Dollar Tree.  I think I’ve told y’all that before but just in case I haven’t ~ I <3 it!  And do you want to know why I love the Dollar Tree?

Mom's Test Kitchen: Creamy Zucchini Parmesan Pasta

Because of things like this!  For two weeks in a row the Dollar Tree in my area had these in stock!  Plus they had them on deal for 2 cans for $1!!  Yes, I understand that the Dollar Tree is primarily stocked with off brand items but the times that you can find deals like these make it all worth it!  And now they accept coupons too!  How can you not love a store like that?!?  {No offense to you, Kroger, but you have these cans priced at $2-$3!}

Mom's Test Kitchen: Creamy Zucchini Parmesan Pasta

And those cans let you make yummy dinners like this one.  This recipe originally called for chicken but I decided to turn it meatless & was going to buy an eggplant to dice up to put in it but then I saw that zucchini was on a really good sale this past week so I decided to channel some of the flavors of the Baked Zucchini Parmesan I’ve made before & we loved the results!!  It was an easy weeknight meal to put together, I actually put the casserole together that afternoon & let it sit in the fridge until I was ready to put it in the oven for dinner, I just let it cook for an extra 5-10 minutes to make sure it was good & hot!  And even though it was a pasta casserole with a creamy soup, it surprisingly wasn’t a heavy dish at all!  This is one that will definitely end up in our meal rotation.

Mom's Test Kitchen: Creamy Zucchini Parmesan Pasta

CREAMY ZUCCHINI PARMESAN PASTA
YIELD: 6-8 servings
6049452
INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 box (1 pound) penne pasta
  • 1 medium zucchini, halved & sliced thin
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 can (18 ounces) Progresso Recipe Starters Creamy Parmesan Basil cooking sauce
  • 2 cans (14.5 ounces) Italian style diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese {plus more for topping ~ optional}
  • 1/2 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
INSTRUCTIONS:
Cook and drain pasta as directed on package. In a small skillet, heat the olive oil over medium high heat. Saute the zucchini just until tender.

In a greased 9×13-inch casserole dish, combine the pasta, zucchini, cooking sauce, tomatoes and Parmesan cheese. Cover with foil. {At this point you can place the foil covered dish in the fridge until you are ready to bake it if you’d like)

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Bake the foil covered casserole for 30 minutes. Remove the foil; top the casserole with the bread crumbs and additional Parmesan cheese {cheese is optional}. Bake uncovered 8 to 10 minutes or until top just starts to brown and mixture is bubbly.


RECIPE INSPIRED BY: Progresso  

THIS RECIPE PROUDLY SHARED AT ANY OF THESE FABULOUS PARTIES



IN SEARCH OF MORE MEATLESS MEAL IDEAS?

Be sure to stay connected on social media for all the latest recipes & behind the scenes fun!

 photo rssicon_zpsc81453d3.png photo fbicon_zpsaaa474ba.png photo twittericon_zps2adf6372.png photo pinteresticon_zps8cd2e95d.png photo bloglovinicon_zpsad31238a.png photo instagramicons_zps6bb95e76.png photo googleicon_zpsfd011d30.png


CHECK OUT DOREE, A PRETTY AWESOME MOMMY & FOODIE @

Comments

  1. says

    I love, love love the Dollar Store too:) I recently bought the Progresso Recipe Starters Fire Roasted Tomato Sauce and Creamy Roasted Garlic, both are excellent and @ 2 cans for $1.00, even better! If you can find the Cape May Chopped Clams in your area, they are great in creamed soups and clam fritters:) I love to come up with ways to use my $1.00 store “finds”~ From one Dollar Tree Lover to Another…Happy Shopping;) Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines Can’t wait to try your recipe:)

Trackbacks

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

CommentLuv badge