My Sister's Vegetable Rigatoni

Total Time
40mins
Prep
20 mins
Cook
20 mins

My sister makes this for my veggie DD at family dinner parties. It's a hit with everyone.

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Ingredients

Nutrition
  • 2 medium red onions, halved and sliced
  • 2 red peppers (or yellow or green)
  • 1 medium zucchini or 1 medium yellow squash, halved and sliced
  • 4 12 ounces whole wheat rigatoni (weight before cooking)
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 1 12 teaspoons chicken bouillon (use vegetarian)
  • 12 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 12 ounces part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded

Directions

  1. In 11" x 7" baking dish, combine onions, peppers, zucchini and 2 tbsp water.
  2. Microwave, covered on High 4 to 5 minutes, stirring halfway through cooking.
  3. Add cooked rigatoni and mushrooms.
  4. Toss to combine with vegetables.
  5. Sprinkle with bouillon and paprika.
  6. Microwave, covered, on High 2 to 3 minutes until vegetables are tender.
  7. Sprinkle with cheese.
  8. Microwave, uncovered, on High 2 to 3 minutes until cheese melts.
  9. For Vegetarian only use a Vegetarian Chicken flavored bouillon or you will have to sub a Vegetable bouillon.
Most Helpful

5 5

This dish is plain and simple and that's what makes it so great!! I didn't have any mushrooms and I don't care for onions so I left those out. I used half of a green pepper and a couple of gypsy peppers but I think it would be great with red peppers too. I had some partial packages of whole wheat bowties and rotini so that's what I used. I was pleasantly surprised with the addition of the boullion and paprika. This is a healthy dish that you can whip up in a jiffy with staple ingredients - really enjoyed - thanks for sharing the recipe!

3 5

For now I'm giving only 3 stars. I plan to try it again but will brown the veggies in a skillet to give the dish more taste. I added a lot more time in the microwave and the veggies were still crispy and my microwave has a good power. I used 1 large red pepper. I didn't like the addition of paprika. I decided to put the dish in the oven at broil to golden the cheese. But next time we'll add more cheese. Thanks Dreamer. Made for Beverage tag.

5 5

Delicious! Please forgive me, but I did make 2 changes. I sauteed my vegetables (not real fond of micro cooking) and used organic Rigatoni, as that is what I had on hand. I chose to use a green and yellow pepper as my choices. The cheese on top was a really nice addition. :)