Low-Fat Vegetable and Pasta Casserole

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

A good casserole for dieters.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta 6 minutes in boiling water.
  2. Add the broccoli through bell pepper to the pasta and simmer 6-8 minutes more until pasta is al dente; drain.
  3. Make white sauce: sauté the onions and garlic in butter 1-2 minutes in a saucepan over medium-high heat; stir in flour and milk and cook, stirring, about 5 minutes until mixture coats the back of a spoon; remove from heat.
  4. Setting aside 2 Tbs parmesan cheese, stir the rest of cheese and the pepper into the white sauce.
  5. Combine the pasta and vegetables, white sauce and 4 Tbs of the basil; place in 13 X 9-inch baking pan or 3-1/2 quart casserole.
  6. Mix the breadcrumbs with the remaining 2 Tbs parmesan & remaining 1 T basil; sprinkle over the casserole.
  7. Spray butter-flavored spray over top to coat.
  8. Bake at 350° approximately 30 minutes until golden brown.
Most Helpful

This had a great texture but, like others, I found it to be bland. I used a 13 oz box of rotini (instead of 16 oz) and upped the broccoli to 4 cups. I also used a whole green pepper (which was about 1 1/3 cups). I'm not sure what you could add to boost the flavor besides salt, but it definitely needed something.

kindcook September 29, 2014

Really really gross...I put black olives, broccoli, onions, 5 large cloves of garlic, 4 tablespoons of dried basil, and mozzarella cheese on top. I had to add a lot of salt and even then it wasn't edible. Did not look anything like photographed sadly. I won't be making this again.

KinMa May 28, 2010

We really liked this casserole, but i did change a few things. I needed to use some leftover chicken so i added 2 cups of chopped chicken after everything else was mixed.I also used a yellow bell pepper because they have a better flavor. Didn't have Parmesan cheese so i used mozzarella instead. Next time i will definitely use Parmesan for a stronger flavor. Also added seasoning salt after it was cooked for some more flavor and salt. Thanks for a great recipe!

Megan and Jeremy January 12, 2010