Easy Vegetarian Gourmet – Roasted Summer Vegetables and Pasta Recipe

By electricdiet / September 6, 2020


Try Roasting as Vegetable Cooking Method for Healthy Flavor

Looking for an easy, fresh and delicious way to get in those nutritious veggies? Try roasting as it brings out the explosion of flavor in this delectable vegetarian dish, Roasted Summer Vegetables and Pasta from Gulf Coast Favorites cookbook. You will not believe how simple this gourmet-style meal is to create. Get yourself a sous chef or look for pre-chopped veggies in your supermarket and it’s basically a one-step recipe!

Eat the Rainbow for Nutrition!

You are eating the rainbow in this hearty veggie dish. Squash alone provides vitamins A, B and C plus fiber, calcium, iron and folate. Grape tomatoes also have vitamins A and C – both powerful antioxidants – vitamin A is needed for eye, bone and skin health while vitamin C promotes immunity and healing. Not to mention, tomatoes are rich in lycopene the valuable antioxidant found to reduce the risk of cancer.

Roasted Summer Vegetables and Pasta
This easy recipe captures the essence of summer. Fresh basil is a key ingredient, while roasted garlic adds a truly intensive flavor.

    Servings8 (1-cup) servings

    Ingredients

    • 1


      package small tubular pasta8-ounce

    • 3


      large yellow squashabout 4 cups, halved and sliced 1-inch thick crosswise

    • 1pint


      grape or cherry tomatoes

    • 1


      red onionhalved and sliced 1/2-inch thick

    • 6cloves


      garlicsliced

    • 3tablespoons


      olive oil



    • salt and pepper to taste

    • 3tablespoons


      grated Parmesan cheese

    • 1/2cup


      torn fresh basil leaves

    Instructions
    1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Line a baking sheet with foil. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting any salt or oil. Drain and set aside.

    2. Spread squash, tomatoes, onion, and garlic on prepared baking sheet. Toss with oil and season to taste. Roast in oven for 35–40 minutes.

    3. Add pasta to pan, mixing with vegetables. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, add basil, and toss well.

    Recipe Notes

    Calories 189 | Calories from fat 29% | Fat 6 g, Saturated Fat 1 g | Cholesterol 2 mg | Sodium 38 mg, Carbohydrate 28 g | Dietary Fiber 2 g | Sugars 5 g | Protein 6 g, Diabetic Exchanges1 1/2 starch | 1 vegetable | 1 fat

    What You Will Need to Make this Recipe

    Barilla Whole Grain Pasta, Elbows, 16 OunceBarilla Whole Grain Pasta, Elbows, 16 OunceBarilla Whole Grain Pasta, Elbows, 16 OunceReynolds Aluminum Foil Sheets - 12 x 10.75 Inches, 500 SheetsReynolds Aluminum Foil Sheets – 12 x 10.75 Inches, 500 SheetsReynolds Aluminum Foil Sheets - 12 x 10.75 Inches, 500 SheetsOXO Good Grips Wooden Spoon Set, 3-Piece,BrownOXO Good Grips Wooden Spoon Set, 3-Piece,BrownOXO Good Grips Wooden Spoon Set, 3-Piece,Brown

    Choose Whole Grain Pasta

    While you are at it, choose whole grain pasta over regular pasta for more vitamins, minerals and fiber per serving. They are both interchangeable in recipes as they are prepared the same way; however whole wheat pasta provides 6 grams of fiber per serving versus only 2.5 grams from regular. This will help weight maintenance as fiber helps you feel satisfied and full longer, contributes to a healthy digestive system and may also help lower cholesterol and regulate blood sugar.

    Louisiana Cookbook Offers Best Healthy Recipes

    These vegetables are in season in the summer, you can find them year round.  Make this using your favorite veggies and whatever you find in season. Roasting is always a delicious healthy cooking method!

    If you want healthy southern recipes, turn to Gulf Coast Favorites cookbook.  All of Holly’s cookbooks have a ‘Pantry Stocking Guide’ to help stock your pantry and help you whip up healthy meals in a hurry! “A well-stocked pantry is like a permanent shopping list!” Then, you can cook any meal in 30 minutes.

     

    Get All of Holly’s Healthy Easy Cookbooks

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