Get Your Fill of Veggies with These Delicious Vegetarian Dishes

Whether you choose to go meatless full-time or just for a meal here or there, it is always good to have great go-to recipes that are satisfying for the whole family. Try out these recipes. 

Mini Deep-Dish Veggie Pizzas
1/2-pound store bought or homemade pizza dough
Olive oil for pan
Salt and pepper to taste
1 large tomato, finely chopped
1/4 cup broccoli florets, broken into small pieces
1/4 cup red bell pepper, finely chopped
1/4 cup mushrooms, finely chopped
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Brush the inside of each cup in a 6-cup muffin tin with olive oil. Divide the pizza dough into six pieces and roll each piece out into a 6-inch round. Place each dough round into a muffin tin cup and press into the bottom and sides of each cup. Season with salt and pepper. Place the veggies into each cup and then top with cheese. Bake until the dough is golden brown, about 12 minutes. Let cool about three minutes before removing from cup. 

French Spaghetti
1 pound dried spaghetti
1-1/2 cups green peppers, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped fine
3 tablespoons butter
1 can diced tomatoes
1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1/2 cup sliced black olives
2 tablespoon butter
1/4 cup flour
Salt and pepper to taste
1 cup whipping cream
1 cup milk
1 cup grated parmesan cheese

Cook spaghetti until al dente and drain. For the tomato sauce, sauté the green peppers, mushrooms, and onions in 3 tablespoons of butter until tender. Add the can of undrained tomatoes and bring to a boil. Simmer uncovered for 15 minutes. Stir in the olives. In another saucepan, melt the two tablespoons of butter. Stir in the flour and salt and pepper. Cook for about three minutes until smooth. Add the whipping cream and milk all at once. Cook over low heat until thick and bubbly. To assemble, place the spaghetti in a large casserole dish. Top with the white sauce, followed by the tomato sauce. Sprinkle with the parmesan cheese. Bake uncovered in a 350 degree oven for about 30 minutes or until heated through.

Cook up something delicious tonight with this special recipe provided to you by U City Flats, an apartment community located in the University City neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and put our expansive kitchens to good use! 

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