Easy Dinner Ideas: Roasted Vegetable Pasta

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Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Serves 4
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This roasted vegetable pasta is one of our go-to weeknight easy dinner ideas!

Ingredients

  • 4 carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 red onion, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 zucchini, cut into 1-inch pieces*
  • 10 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, more for drizzling
  • 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ teaspoon herbes de Provence
  • Leaves from 8 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 16 ounces penne pasta
  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • ½ cup fresh basil, more for garnish
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • Pinches of red pepper flakes
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F and line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Place the carrots and onions on the first sheet and the zucchini and tomatoes on the other. Drizzle both sheets of vegetables with olive oil and generous pinches of salt and pepper. Place the sheet with the carrots and onions in the oven first and roast for 20 to 30 minutes or until the onions are tender and lightly charred, and the carrots are tender and browned. Place the second sheet in and roast for 20 minutes, or until the squash and zucchini are golden brown around the edges, and the tomatoes are lightly bursting. Remove from the oven and set aside.
  • In the bottom of a large bowl, combine the 1 tablespoon of olive oil with the sherry vinegar, garlic, herbes de Provence, thyme, ¼ teaspoon salt, and several grinds of black pepper. Stir in the roasted vegetables.
  • Prepare the pasta according to the instructions on the package, cooking until al dente. Drain and transfer the warm pasta to the large bowl with the roasted vegetables and toss to coat.
  • Add the feta, basil, lemon juice, and red pepper flakes and gently toss. Season (generously!) to taste with more salt, pepper, and lemon juice, as desired.
  • Garnish with more fresh basil and generous drizzles of olive oil.

Notes

*or equivalent amount of yellow squash or pattypan squash