Monday, August 12, 2013

Meatless Monday: Penne with Roasted Vegetables

Meatless Monday
 Hi! And welcome to Meatless Monday! This week we had pasta {surprise!} with roasted vegetables. the family loved this dish, and I loved that it was veggie packed, fresh, and on the table in 30 minutes!

Penne with Roasted Vegetables

I love roasting veggies. It releases magical flavors in ordinary veggies, and makes your house smell amazing. Plus, for some reason, my boys will eat a roasted veggie over a steamed or sauteed veggie. {win!} 

But unfortunately, I usually have to reserve my veggie roasting for weekends because of the time it takes. My Roasted Tri-Colored Sweet Potatoes take 45 minutes to cook, and that's on top of peeling and chopping! Definitely not a week night task when my goal is to get dinner on the table in 30-minutes.

But this recipe is a game changer. Roasted summer veggies in 15-17 minutes means Dinner in 30!  

Summer Squash

Printable Recipe 

2 medium summer squash, diced (I used a yellow patty pan, and a zucchini)
1/2 onion
2 small or 1 large green bell pepper
1 cup mushrooms
2 Tbsp olive oil
Salt & pepper to taste
1 Tbsp dried oregano
1 box of whole wheat Penne
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1 cup ricotta cheese

Preheat oven to 375
Start a large pot of water to boil. When it comes to a boil, add the pasta (should be right about the time you put the veggies in to start roasting) 
Dice the squash, onion, bell pepper, and mushrooms into 1/2 inch pieces.
Place the veggies on a baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with oregano, salt, and pepper. Toss to coat.

Place the veggies in the over for 7 minutes.
After 7 minutes, remove the veggies and sprinkle them with the Parmesan cheese. toss gently, and return them to the oven.
Cook them for another 8 minutes.
The pasta should be finished, so drain, put in a large serving bowl, and drizzle with olive oil to prevent sticking.
Remove the veggies and put them in the bowl with the pasta.
Add the ricotta,  and gently toss until well mixed.

Penne with Roasted Vegetables

I can totally see these veggies sneaking their way into many future dinners. Quick, easy, and delicious!

Happy Monday!

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1 comment:

  1. Your pasta looks fabulous! Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.


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