Roasted Summer Vegetable Pasta

Roasted Summer Vegetable Pasta

This is truly a great summer recipe. It’s full of vegetables, it’s quick to make, and it tastes fresh and delicious. We ate this for dinner one night, and as leftovers the second night and loved it both times. It’s amazing what simple ingredients can do. The combination of olive oil, salt and pepper, and fresh Parmesan cheese is just perfect! Add in the fresh summer veggies and you have the perfect Summer meal. Next time I’m going to try this with grilled vegetables just to avoid heating up the house. This recipe is so simple and so tasty that I’m pretty sure it’s going to become a weekly staple during the Summer months! Please try it and let me know if you agree. 🙂

Roasted Summer Vegetable Pasta

Roasted Summer Vegetable Pasta


3/4 pound pasta
2 small zucchini, cut into 3/4 inch pieces
1 medium onion, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 orange or yellow bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
8 cloves garlic, peeled
1/2 cup olive oil
Kosher salt and black pepper
1 pound cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered if large
1/4 cup fresh oregano leaves
Grated Parmesan, for serving


Heat oven to 450. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Reserve ½ cup of the cooking water; drain the pasta and return it to the pot.

Meanwhile, on 2 rimmed baking sheets, toss the zucchini, onion, bell pepper, and garlic with the oil, 1 teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon black pepper. Roast, rotating the sheets halfway through, until the vegetables are golden brown and very tender, 15 to 18 minutes.

Add the vegetables, tomatoes, and reserved cooking water to the pasta and cook over medium heat, tossing, until the liquid coats the pasta, 2 to 4 minutes. Add the oregano and toss to combine. Serve with the Parmesan sprinkled on top.

Real Simple, July 2012

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  1. Megan, this looks like the perfect summer meal. The garlic and oregano take it over the top! And i love all of the bright colors. Definitely a way to get all my veggie servings in. 🙂

  2. You and I should really have dinner together! This looks like just the perfect dish too. Thanks… I’m sure this one will be on our plates before too long.

  3. What fresh summer dish! I haven’t made pasta in such a long time, but with the weather getting hotter, I think that’s what needs to be done 😉

  4. i’m loving all the fresh ingredients in this. It just screams summer!

  5. Oh yum – I have to have fresh summer veggie pasta (topped with plenty of fresh Parm of course) once a week in the summer! I love your version – so pretty and delicious-looking! 🙂

  6. Just had this for dinner last night! I love that you’re doing so much of my meal-planning for me these days;-) Thanks, friend:-)

  7. Delicious! What a great summer salad!

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  10. How many servings does this make?
    Looks delicious. Cheers! 😉

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