Roasted Vegetable Pasta

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Here is a yum-a-licious dinner that is easy ,tasty and with simple flavors.
My kids even at it. Well, they ate everything but the veggies..so I guess that means they just ate pasta. Oh well, I did my part as a Mom and put it all on their plate.
This is a perfect dinner for all you people who have green thumbs and have a crop of veggies that need eaten up. I personally have a black thumb, so I leave the veggie growing to the professionals.
ROASTED VEGETABLE PASTA

2 squash, cubed into bite sized pieces
2 zucchini, cubed into bite sized pieces
1 bunch broccoli, trimmed
1 bunch asparagus
1 onion, chopped into bite size pieces
2 cups cherry tomatoes
Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese, shredded
1/2 to 3/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
1 box tube pasta like Penne, cooked per directions
Preheat oven to 425
To toast pine nuts, place pine nuts in a skillet and cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes stirring often. Watch carefully as they burn fast. Set aside.
In a large bowl, toss squash, zucchini, broccoli, asparagus, tomatoes and onion with enough olive oil to coat(about 2 tablespoons). Salt and pepper generously.
Pour veggies onto a foil lined (for easy clean up) baking sheet and roast for 35 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Place about 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat and sauté garlic for about 2 minutes. Toss in cooked pasta. Add the Parmigiano-Reggiano to the hot pasta and toss to coat. Add the vegetables to the pasta(and any veggie juice in pan) and toss in the pine nuts. Salt and pepper to taste.
Feel free to add some balsamic vinegar for some zing. But I preferred the simple flavors.

Comments

  1. 1

    YUM!!!!!!

  2. 2
    Mommy's Kitchen says:

    Yum this looks so delicious Leslie. I love all those veggies.

  3. 3
    cookies and cups says:

    yum! I will be making this!
    my hubby loves anything with pine nuts…hmmmmm :/

  4. 4

    Looks fantastic!

  5. 5

    Now this is what I like about you–you didn't lie to us about your kids picking out the veggies. Which is totally what my kids would do.

    Thanks for the yummy recipe AND for keeping it real!

  6. 6

    I love a good veggie packed dish that includes veggies :). I only wish I had a green thumb! :D

  7. 7

    This a perfect dish; love all those veggies! Your kiddos just don't know what their missing! :)

  8. 8
    Grumpy and HoneyB says:

    lol, you crack me up! Your pasta dish looks yummy. I would have eaten the veggies the kids didn't!

  9. 9

    oh yeah the added pine nuts! seriously good. love this Les.

  10. 10

    As a veggie myself this looks like my idea of bliss! i'm not a pasta fan but i love the mix of ingredients and think it would make an excellent meal without the pasta- yum!!!

  11. 11

    That looks wonderful! Especially with the pine nuts!

  12. 12

    Looks awesome! I don't have a garden, but I do have a farmers market opening up soon…

  13. 13

    I love roasted veggies and serving them over pasta is such a great way to eat more of them – yum!

  14. 14

    I think because the veggies have touched the pasta, it still adds some nutritional value :) Love roasted veggies, bet this is great!

  15. 15

    This looks amazing! I wish I could grow veggies here in Florida (seems everything gets eaten up). I can grow herbs and fruit though!

    My husband would love this! You put all kinds of good veggies in it!

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    ***Holly*** says:

    Looks like a great summertime meal!

  17. 17

    vibrant colors get me every time. great dish, leslie.

  18. 18

    This is a gorgeous pasta and your kids missed out on those tasty veggies! Like they care, right? Mine would celebrate the loss. Love the pine nuts here too!

  19. 19

    lol, yeah, my kids refuse to eat veggies too. i guess it's good for me, forces me to eat more. this looks delicious!

  20. 20
    Me and My Pink Mixer says:

    This will be a great meal to make this summer when my parents give me tons of veggies from their garden! My daughter is 16 and would still pick the veggies out ~ what's with these kids????

  21. 21

    That's a bunch of healthy veggies in there! But you can't make them eat 'em! My mother used to make my sister sit until she finished her peas. Sometimes she was still at the table when I went to bed. (She hated peas so I never understood why mother ever made them. Why not make a veggie she would eat??)
    I was a laid back mother as a result…I offered things but never MADE anyone clean their plate. Meals should be fun and family and not something to dread.
    (Haven't thought about that for a long time. Going to email my sister and get her feelings on the subject!)

  22. 22
    Organic Warrior says:

    MMMM! I can't wait to make this! Looks delicious!

  23. 23
    Chef Fresco says:

    Nice way to pack in a bunch of delicious veggies! Love the pine nut topping too!

  24. 24
    WizzyTheStick says:

    I really love the addition of the pine nuts. Gotta update my version then

  25. 25
    Diana's Cocina says:

    Looks wonderful! I'm all over the pine nuts in this dish. This is a must try ;).

  26. 26

    What a great pasta dish! I love all the vegetables in it. I think that would be a hit in my house!

  27. 27
    Kristen Doyle says:

    This recipe looks amazing. A must try!

  28. 28

    Colorful AND gorgeous, what a dish! I like the pine nuts kicking in their flavor too.

    I'm with you on the kids. If it isn't cheese covered broccoli, my youngest boy (10) won't eat it usually. The other day he devoured some szechuan stir fry with peppers. The next day he asked what those red and yellow things were because he liked them. I about passed out!

  29. 29
    Sinful Southern Sweets says:

    Looks wonderful!! Perfect for spring and summer with all the beautiful veggies included. I love that it has asparagus too!!

  30. 30

    gosh Leslie, this looks awesome. good for you for putting it in front of your kids! you never know!!! I love roasted veggies…and of course pasta! :)

  31. 31
    Olga @ MangoTomato says:

    such an easy, colorful and tasty dish! I like the addition of pinenuts.

  32. 32

    This is totally my kind of pasta dish…I love every single ingredient in it. Nicely done.

  33. 33

    Love the idea of using roasted veggies in the pasta, the pasta not only looks colorful but very healthy :-)

  34. 34

    That looks delicious! Sometimes it's nice to eat something a little lighter.

  35. 35
    Fahrenheit 350° says:

    That looks fantastic!!!

  36. 36

    This dish looks so easy and sounds delicious! I will have to try it for sure :)

  37. 37

    My daughter just said "wow mom, that looks so good!"

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  38. 38

    Yum!! Sounds delicious and I love all the colors from the veggies!

  39. 39
    Me, Myself and Pie says:

    Mmmm I could so go for some of this! I love all that color!

  40. 40
    5 Star Foodie says:

    Fabulous pasta, sounds terrific with roasted vegetables and pine nuts!

  41. 41
    Amanda says:

    That looks fabulous Leslie!

  42. 42
    momgateway says:

    roasting imparts so much flavor to vegetables, I can imagine how delicious this is

  43. 43

    This is my favorite kind of recipe – one that makes enough for me to enjoy for lunch the next day!

  44. 44

    Unlike your kiddos mine are weirdos and love their veggies! Me, on the other hand agrees with YOUR kiddos. Veggies? Grody! Ha-ha! Actually I have become more tolerant of veggies thanks to my kiddos, so I would reluctantly munch on this. :)
    ~ingrid

  45. 45
    Jennifer says:

    Made this a couple nights ago! It was fabulous!