Zucchini, Sausage, and Feta Casserole

Zucchini, Sausage, and Feta Casserole

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups uncooked ziti (short tube-shaped pasta)
  • 8 ounces  sausage
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 5 cups thinly sliced zucchini (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • 2 cups vertically sliced onion (about 1)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) crumbled feta cheese (I used 4 oz)
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 2 slices of toasted wheat bread

 

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. Cook pasta in boiling water 5 minutes, omitting salt and fat; drain.
  3. Remove casings from sausage. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add sausage to pan; cook until browned.
  4. Remove from pan.
  5. Heat oil in pan. Add zucchini, onion, salt, pepper, and garlic.
  6. Cook 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender and zucchini begins to brown, stirring occasionally.
  7. Combine broth and flour in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk.
  8. Add broth mixture to pan; cook 1 minute.
  9. Combine zucchini mixture, sausage, pasta and feta cheese in a large bowl; toss well.
  10. Spoon pasta mixture into an 11 x 7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  11. Sprinkle evenly with mozzarella cheese. I also put two pieces of toasted wheat bread in the food processor to make bread crumbs and added them on top with the cheese for some extra texture.
  12. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until bubbly and lightly browned.

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