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Ingredients:

  • 3 - large yellow bell peppers (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • 1 - large onion
  • 3 cloves - garlic
  • 3 tablespoons - olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups - heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 pounds - mushrooms
  • 2 - medium red bell peppers
  • 2 - medium orange bell peppers
  • 1 pounds - ziti
  • 8 - scallions (green part only)
  • 2 cups - freshly grated Parmesan (about 6 ounces)
  • Directions:

    Chop yellow bell peppers and onion and mince garlic. In a 3- to 4-quart heavy saucepan cook yellow peppers, onion, and garlic in 1 tablespoon oil, covered, over moderately low heat, stirring occasionally, until peppers are soft, about 30 minutes. Stir in cream. In a blender puree mixture in batches (use caution when blending hot liquids), transferring to a large bowl, and season with salt and pepper. (Sauce may be made 2 days ahead and chilled, covered. Bring sauce to room temperature before proceeding.)

    Thinly slice mushrooms lengthwise and cut red and orange bell peppers into 1/4-inch-wide strips. In a deep large heavy skillet cook mushrooms and peppers in remaining 2 tablespoons oil over moderately high heat, stirring occasionally, until peppers are softened and most of liquid is evaporated, about 8 minutes, and season with salt and pepper.

    Preheat oven to 375°F.

    Fill a 6- to 7-quart kettle three fourths full with salted water and bring to a boil. Stir in ziti and cook until just tender, about 10 minutes. Reserve 1 cup pasta cooking water and drain ziti well in a colander. Rinse ziti and drain well. Thinly slice scallion greens. Into sauce stir ziti, mushroom mixture, scallion greens, 1 1/2 cups Parmesan, reserved cooking water, and salt and pepper to taste. Spoon mixture into a 3-quart shallow baking dish and sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup Parmesan.

    Bake ziti in middle of oven until hot and pasta begins to brown, about 20 minutes.

    Brief Description

    Great take on Italian favorite

    Main Ingredient:

    Ziti

    Category:  Pasta

    Cuisine:  Italian

    Prep Time: 20 min
    Cook Time: 20 min

    Source

    https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/baked-ziti-with-mushrooms-peppers-and-parmesan-14637

    Posted By:

    MarySue

    Posted On:

    May 10, 2020

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