Sunday, July 15, 2012

Simple Oven-Roasted Veggies on a Bed of Pasta

This recipe is one, healthy; two, super easy; and three, delicious enough to serve to guests. A rare trifecta! It's awesome because you can throw in whatever veggies you have on hand. Definitely use tomatoes. The tomato juices have so much flavor when they are roasted in the oven with a little olive oil and salt. It's like a homemade chunky marinara sauce. Some other veggies that taste great in this dish are onions, zucchini, bell peppers, squash, mushrooms, carrots, eggplant, kale, spinach, . . . and the list goes on and on.


brown rice pasta
4 medium tomatoes + veggies of choice, chopped
1-2 garlic cloves, pressed
extra-virgin olive oil
salt and pepper
fresh basil, chopped (optional)

Cook pasta and drain. Cut up tomatoes and whatever veggies you have on hand. Place chopped veggies on baking sheet. Throw on some pressed garlic. Drizzle with olive oil. Add salt and pepper to taste. I mix it all together with my hands to keep dirty dishes to a minimum. (Or you can mix in a bowl and transfer to pan if you prefer.) Cook for 20 minutes in the oven at 425°F. Serve on a bed of pasta. Add some chopped fresh basil.

Underneath that hoard of veggies is a silicone baking mat I got for Christmas from my sister-in-law. It makes clean up a breeze because nothing sticks to it. I went a little overboard and used more veggies than normal for this batch (pictured above) because it was for the blog. Had to be blog worthy, ya know? I used 4 large tomatoes, 1 onion, 4 cloves of garlic, 1 zucchini, 1 banana squash, 8 oz. mushrooms, 1 orange bell pepper, and 2 leaves of kale (don't use the tough stalk in the middle). I could barely fit all the veggies on the pan! Leftovers lasted a few days, so I'm not complaining!

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  1. This looks very yummy! I think I will be including it on our menu this week. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Looks amazing. Thanks for sharing! :)

  3. This really looks good! Thanks for sharing the recipe! I love roasting vegetables but never thought to serve them over pasta. Great idea!

  4. Roasted vegetables are so good, and that's a great idea to combine it with pasta. I've been wanting a good healthy recipe for the summer. Thanks for the post, and I'm glad the silicone mat came in handy!

  5. Healthy and looks great too. I found this via Simple Living with Diane Balch. I linked in a spicy and crunchy coleslaw. Cheers.

  6. I loved this recipe a few days ago and I still love it! Thanks for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday! Don't forget to come back tomorrow and VOTE!

  7. What an awesomely simple dinner idea! Roasting vegetables is my favorite, and you just married them with my other fav - pasta! This is so on my menu plan for this week :)

    By the way, I'm featuring you on my blog tomorrow morning, so come check it out!

  8. I make this all the time.. except put it over spaghetti.. you also can add chicken and/or shrimp to it and make a quick meal.. smile..

  9. this looks good... I make a version of roasted veggies, but usually serve it by itself. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday. New follower here.

  10. Yum!!! Sounds delicious! We recently added gluten free pasta back into our diet after being completely grain free for months...definitely need to try this! :)

  11. this is the kind of dish I like to have most nights. Light and healthy, thanks for sharing it on foodie friday.

  12. I was planning something very similar to this for dinner tomorrow - but I always cook my veggies on the stove. I'm going to try them in the oven now. Thanks for sharing!


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