Friday, May 6, 2011
Vegetable Pasta Oven Omelet
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I made this for my dinner tonight since I knew my hubby would not care for it much and he has leftovers that he LOVES. I used this recipe http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/vegetable-pasta-oven-omelet-10000000520763/%20as a idea and used what I had on hand it is AWESOME. I will put in red the changes I made. This would make a good meatless dinner or a side to some baked chicken etc.
YIELD: Makes 8 servings
COOK TIME: 30 MINUTES
PREP TIME: 30 MINUTES
COURSE: Breakfast/Brunch, Main Dishes, Side Dishes/Vegetables
3 dried tomatoes in oil (I put a can of diced drained tomatos in the oven at 400 for aobut 20 mins before using them since I didn ot have dried tomatoes)
1 small onion, chopped (I used one large leek)
1/2 red bell pepper, diced (I used green bell since I had it frozen in the frezzer about 3/4 cup)
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 small zucchini, diced (I used about 1 1/3 cup of diced broccoli)
1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
7 ounces vermicelli, cooked
6 large eggs (I just used 4 since I used a bit more cheese)
3/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese, divided (I used a mix of baby brie, swiss, and cheddar and used about 1 1/2 cups)
3/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
I also added about a cup of frozen corn
1/3 pasta water when I added the cheese
1-2 cups of chopped mushrooms
Drain tomatoes well, pressing between layers of paper towels; chop.
Sauté onion, bell pepper, and garlic in hot oil in a nonstick 12-inch ovenproof skillet 5 minutes or until tender; add tomato and zucchini, and sauté 3 minutes. Stir in cream cheese until melted. Add pasta; toss to coat.
Whisk together eggs, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, milk, and next 3 ingredients. Pour over pasta mixture in skillet.
Bake at 375° for 25 to 30 minutes or until set. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.