This was last weeks freakin yummy and simple Meatless Monday dinner. Only a few ingredients and you're on the way to veggie dinner heaven.
- 8 oz (half box) pasta of your choice - I used cavatappi pasta
- 1/3 cup ranch dressing (I used buttermilk ranch)
- 1/4 cup pesto
- 14oz can of diced tomatoes
- 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella
- 1/2 cup shredded parm cheese
- 1 bunch of fresh asparagus
- olive oil
- minced garlic
- salt and pepper
Boil some water, and cook pasta a little under done. Drain and set aside.
Trim the ends off of the asparagus spears and cut into thirds. Place in sauté pan with some olive oil and a little minced garlic- cover and cook for 3-5 minutes over medium heat, until they are tender. Add in the drained pasta, diced tomatoes, ranch, pesto and the mozzarella cheese- stir well to combine. Add in salt and pepper to taste if needed. Transfer to a baking dish, sprinkle with parm cheese- bake at 350 for 15 minutes.
Yum yum yum. I'm getting seriously hungry thinking about this. It was so good in fact I'm making this again next Monday- maybe with different veggies though to mix it up. If you're looking for a quick weeknight dinner, try this one out. It will not disappoint. The leftovers were actually awesome the next day too! Cheers!
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Adapted from: ranch pesto rigatoni bake