Preparation / Directions:
In saucepot, prepare ziti as label directs. Meanwhile, cut green peppers, carrots, celery, and onion into 1/2" pieces. In nonstick sk illet over med. high heat, in hot salad oil, cook vegetables til lightly browned. Stir in 1/4C. water; continue cooking over med. heat til vegetables are tender crisp. Preheat oven to 375 F. Drain ziti in colander; set aside. To same saucepot, add cooked vegetables; stir in crushed tomatoes, vegetable juice, sugar, salt, and oregano; over high he at, heat to boiling. Remove saucepot from heat; stir in cooked ziti. Reserve 3/4 C. shredded mozzarella for topping. Into ziti mixtur e in saucepot, stir Parmesan cheese and remaining mozzarella. Spoon mixture into shallow 4 qt. casserole; sprinkle with reserved mozz arella cheese. Cover casserole and bake 30 minutes or til cheese melts and mixture is hot and bubbly.