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      Title: 291284 -- Ziti  Casserole
 Categories: MAIN DISH
   Servings: 1
 
       6 oz mushrooms
       4 c  broccoli flowerets
     1/2 c  thinly sliced carrots
       1 lb ziti
       2 c  light cream
       4 oz sharp Cheddar cheese
       3 oz Parmesan cheese
       1 c  walnuts
            Butter or margarine
     1/2 ts salt
     1/4 ts pepper
 
 Trim and remove stems from mushrooms.  Quarter large mushrooms.  Melt 1
 tablespoon of butter or margarine in a large skillet over moderate heat.
 Stir-fry mushrooms caps and stems 1 minute until coated.  Remove.
 Add 1 tablespoon oil, broccoli and carrots to the skillet.  Stir-fry 1
 minute.
 Add 2 tablespoons of water; cover and cook 3 minutes until vegetables are
 crisp and tender; drain.  Melt 4 tablespoons butter or margarine; stir in
 3 tablespoons flour.  Cook 2 minutes, stirring once or twice.  Continue
 stirring and slowly add light cream.  Increase heat slightly; stir in 1
 cup
 Parmesan and 1 cup sharp Cheddar cheese.  Add 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4
 teaspoon pepper.  Stir 2-3 minutes until sauce thickens and bubbles. 
 Gently
 mix ziti which has been cooked and drained, mushrooms, carrots, broccoli
 and
 1 cup walnuts in large bowl.  Add cheese sauce and toss gently. Place
 into a
 2-quart baking dish.  Cover tightly with foil and refrigerate. Bake at
 375
 degrees for 25 minutes.  GOOD DISH TO MAKE AHEAD AND SERVE LATER.
 
 
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