The sixty-seventh recipe I made with the Eating with Ellie group is Garden Penne Bake, and can be found in Ellie Krieger's book You Have It Made, on page 283. The theme for the week was chosen by Margaret: Eat Your Veggies.
Ingredient list: penne pasta, garlic, olive oil, zucchini, mushrooms, tomatoes, carrot, basil, salt, pepper, marinara sauce, ricotta cheese, and mozzarella.
This recipe is definitely full of vegetables, and although it looks like a complete mess in the photo, it was tasty and delicious. There are a lot of ingredients touching in this one, I'm not really too keen on that but my guys love that sort of thing so I might make it again for them if I happen to have a lot of vegetables on hand in season, which was this case this week. For myself, you can line up all those veggies separately on a plate and I would happily eat them all, they really don't need much else other than their little selves.
If you want to feed a crowd, this recipe is it, I made 1/4 of the recipe and it was a huge amount. We had enough for two other meals with this amount as we served it as a side with some sliced chicken. In this book, Ellie's recipes are all make ahead recipes if you choose, and she also gives instructions for freezing them and reheating them, which are nice features of the recipes in this book.
If you wonder how the others did this week, click here to follow their post links. You can also find the recipe schedule for the coming weeks there. Next week's recipe theme was chosen by Gaye and is It Isn't Easy Being Green. Please come and join us at any time, just leave the link to your post that week so we know where to find you.
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