Vegetable Pasta

Roasted vegetables with my mom’s spaghetti sauce? Divine combination! I made this dish a few weeks ago for a girls dinner and it was really delicious. If you don’t feel like making sauce from scratch, use your favorite jar sauce. That’s not a ghost rising from the pasta bowl, just steam because no one wanted to wait for a picture to start digging in!

Roasted Vegetables:

1 cup carrots, chopped
2 cups summer vegetables, chopped (squash, eggplant, your choice)
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tbsp. oil

You could do these vegetables in the oven, I decided to do mine on the stove. Heat oil in a dutch oven or sauce pan, add garlic and stir for a few minutes. Add carrots and cook 10 minutes. Add rest of vegetables and let reduce for 15-20 minutes until soft. Add to sauce when finished.

Barbara’s Spaghetti Sauce:

2 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, diced
1 small can tomato paste
1 green pepper, diced
2 tbsp. oil
1 large can crushed tomatoes
1 large can tomato sauce (Hunts)
2 tbsp. dried oregano (can use fresh, I use fresh in the summer)

Heat oil over medium-high heat; add onion and garlic and cook until onion is translucent. Add green pepper and stir together for 10 minutes. Add crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, oregano and tomato paste. Reduce heat to low and cook for at least thirty minutes to let flavors come together.

To make:

Add roasted vegetables to spaghetti sauce. Add 1/2 cup nutrition yeast to sauce and stir. Let cook over low heat another 10 minutes (at least). Cook 1 lb. whole wheat pasta until al dente. Place pasta in large bowl and cover with sauce. Mangiamo!

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  1. says

    That’s what I’m talking about — some pasta love. I’m a die-hard pasta lover and in desperate need of creative & healthy ways to make my favorite meal! We are definitely trying this recipe!

  2. DK says

    Thanks Mike! You could use any vegetable in this dish. I had an abundance of squash and zucchini but any vegetable taste great roasted and covered in spaghetti sauce! Let me know how it turns out.


  3. says

    These are the types of meals that I LOVE! THey are healthy and satisfying…
    So did you ever make the Piccata?? If so, how did it turn out??

    • DK says

      These are my favorite meals too! Vegetables and pasta? You can’t go wrong. My sister made your italian pasta salad this weekend and loved it.

      Yes, I maked the piccata on friday night and it was awesome. My midwestern man really liked the “meat and potatoes” meal. Thanks for the recipe!

  4. Bryan says

    The pasta looks quite hearty yet nutritious…bam! I can’t wait for my g/f to wine and dine me over this pasta and a bottle of Cab.

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