Dutch Oven Pasta n’ Veggies Casserole

I am currently in the process of trying to eat all the produce in my apartment before I leave for Orlando on Thursday! It’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it! So expect to see massive amounts of fruits and veggies over the next 2 days. I know if I don’t eat them, they will be bad when I get back on Monday! So eat them, I shall!

I am getting more and more excited for Disney! I purchased 2 park hoppers online last night and I got my free day voucher from the Disney’s Give A Day Get A Day program. The park passes were discounted for the Disney Princess Half Marathon, so that’s always exciting! I can’t wait to see Mickey and Minnie!

Back to the veggies. I am on a mission to finish eating a big bag of spinach in 2 days, so tonight’s dinner had a heaping handful of the glorious green stuff.

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I did a little stir fry/casserole combo. In my frying pan I was cooking some of my favorite Applegate Farms sausage – and then added yellow peppers, onions and spinach to the mix to brown.

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After everything was browned and read to go, I transferred everything into my beautiful new Dutch oven. 

Isn’t she a beaut?

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I love yellow in the kitchen.

What’s your favorite kitchen color?

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After my stir fry mixture was in the Dutch oven, I added some Dei Fratelli sauce to the mixture.  

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I also added some regular shredded cheese as well as a good portion of our special cheese from Valentine’s Day! I love good cheese combinations in casseroles.

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Into the oven at 350* for about 30 minutes.

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It came out all cheesy and delicious.

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It was so exciting to use my new Dutch oven for the first time. I swear I thought it was going to explode or melt in the oven, but it held strong and kept the casserole nice and hot!

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Its so nice to be able to come home and throw some things together in a pot and create a nice meal.

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Is it too early to start carb-loading for the big race?!

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What are some of your favorite things to add to a casserole?

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6 Comments

  • Reply ~Mrs. Guru~ March 2, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    mmm, looks good!

  • Reply Jenny March 3, 2010 at 1:11 am

    a casserole just ain't the same without some cheese! looks divine, my love

  • Reply Manderz March 3, 2010 at 1:57 am

    Hey Leslie – how can I get discounted park tix? I didnt see anything about that (not that I was really looking).

    Yellow is my favorite color!!My ipod is even yellow 🙂

  • Reply Charm City Kim March 3, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    I am seriously jealous of your dutch oven!

  • Reply ladypurpl March 3, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    Yellow of course, with a little splash of black and white mixed in. Glad your dutch oven didn't expode! Was finace excited about the meal?

  • Reply PhillyGirlRuns March 3, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    looks fantastic! I love your dutch oven — I've had my eye on a cobalt blue Le Creuset forever. The funny thing is — I come THISCLOSE to buying it pretty much every time I'm in Williams & Sonoma, but I never have because then I'd be stuck carrying that thing home. They weigh a TON!

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