Monday, August 12, 2013

Pasta with Roasted Summer Vegetables and Basil

This recipe is incredibly easy and offers a big dose of healthy fresh summer vegetables that are delicious roasted.  You could easily modify this recipe to use any vegetables that are in season.

Source: Everyday Food, June 2007

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Serves: 4

4 summer squash (about 2 pounds), halved lengthwise if large, sliced crosswise 1 inch thick
2 pints grape or cherry tomatoes
2 red onions, halved lengthwise and sliced 1/2 inch thick
4 garlic cloves, crushed
1/8 cup olive oil
Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
8 ounces "brown rice" pasta - I use the "Tinkyada" brand - it is delicious.  You can also use any regular pasta shape, long such as spaghetti or short such as campanelle or fusilli
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup finely grated parmesan cheese, plus more for serving
1 cup firmly packed torn fresh basil leaves



Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place squash, tomatoes, onions, and garlic on a large rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with oil, and season with salt and pepper; toss to coat and then spread evenly. Roast (tossing minimally) until tender and starting to brown, 30 to 40 minutes.


Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil; add a generous amount of salt. Cook pasta until al dente according to package instructions. Drain, and return to pot.


Add roasted vegetables, butter, parmesan, and basil to pot; season with salt and pepper, and toss gently with pasta to combine. Reheat over medium-low if necessary before serving.

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