Mom a la Mode’s Roasted Summer Veggie Pasta Recipe

Lisa (Creator & Editorial Director of mom a la mode) joins us to share a quick, easy and healthy recipe.  I can vouch for this one as she brought me a tray as a helping hand while we are in newborn land.  Yum!  *********************************************************************************************************************************** What to do with the abbodanza of farmer’s market fresh produce? I say roast ‘em, and toss ‘em with some nutty whole grain artisan pasta for a delightful summer supper!

I’m easily inspired by nature’s bounty this time of the year, and am in no shortage of ideas to incorporate seasonal veggies with on-hand pantry staples (last summer I shared an Everyday Food recipe on my blog that’s worth revisiting.)

Combining pasta with organic vegetables is not only easy, but highly satisfying, incredibly versatile and just really, really tasty. And not to mention the obvious – über healthy! The colors on the plate alone are so enticing and bursting with nutrients and yumminess (Hip and Healthy Marissa can fill you in on that!)

My family enjoys this dish right from the stovetop, but it is equally as delicious served room temperature or even cold as a pasta salad, making it a perfect picnic food or take-along lunch.

Feel free to substitute in vegetables of your liking – throw in some mushrooms, yellow squash, some leafy greens and even some white beans for an added shot of protein.

Can you keep a secret? It’s a cinch to make. The most time-consuming part is prepping and chopping the veggies. However, I do my prep work in the morning and keep everything ready to go in the fridge until I’m ready to rock and roast. Veggie Compilation

Enjoy!

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Mom a la Mode’s Roasted Summer Vegetable Pasta® Recipe

Serves approx. 6 Ingredients:

  • 2 organic zucchini and/or yellow squash, sliced in half-moon shape
  • 2-3 organic carrots, sliced long-ways and in half
  • 1 organic yellow pepper, seeded & cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 organic orange pepper, seeded & cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 head of organic broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1⁄2 Large Red Onion, peeled and quartered
  • 5-6 Organic Italian Plum Tomatoes, quartered
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic, peeled and lightly smashed
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Lemon Pepper Seasoning
  • Sea Salt
  • Fresh Pepper
  • Whole Wheat Pasta

Steps:

  • Preheat Gas Grill or Oven to 425 degrees. Start your pasta water.
  • Wash, Dry and Slice up all vegetables (except garlic – leave that whole, but slightly smashed.)
  • Evenly spread them in a single layer onto roasting pan or rimmed cookie sheet (that can withstand high heat). Use 2 pans if necessary.
  • Drizzle EVOO, add salt and pepper and massage veggies with your hands. (I find this to be the most efficient and effective way to ensure everyone gets some EVOO love…but feel free to use a spoon or silicone spatula, too.)
  • Roast for approx. 15 minutes — check on the veggies, give the pan a shake and continue roasting until tomatoes are blistered, squash is translucent and there’s a carmelization happening in the pan.
  • As the veggies are roasting, get your pasta into the water and cooking up.  Depending upon which brand you use, it will take anywhere from 5-10 minutes to cook to al dente. Drain pasta and set aside – give a little drizzle of EVOO so it doesn’t get tacky.
  • Once veggies are done – everyone in the pool!
  • Assuming you used a large pot to cook your pasta, simply dump all the veggies and their glorious pan juices into this pot, along with your pasta – over medium- low heat, carefully give things a toss and then add a splash of Balsamic Vinegar, a sprinkle of Lemon Pepper seasoning, a little more fresh cracked pepper and stir/cook for just about 5 minutes.

 

Finished Product

Enjoy!

{This is an original recipe of Lisa Pisano of Mom a la Mode. Please feel free to share with others, but kindly include credit to Mom a la Mode (http://momalamode.net) if printing, posting via social media, sharing electronically, etc.}  Lisa Pisano.cropped

Lisa is the Creator & Editorial Director of mom a la mode, where the topics of food, fashion, pop culture and family life are celebrated.  When she’s not helping her small business clients find their social  media North Star, you’ll find her Instagramming from @momalamode, updating her blog’s Facebook fan page and navigating her Google + page. All while keeping up with her pre-school aged son…

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