Pasta Primavera

Total Time:
45 min
Prep:
25 min
Cook:
20 min

Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 3 carrots, peeled and cut into thin strips
  • 2 medium zucchini or 1 large zucchini, cut into thin strips
  • 2 yellow squash, cut into thin strips
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried Italian herbs or herbes de Provence
  • 1 pound farfalle (bowtie pasta)
  • 15 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
Directions

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

On a large heavy baking sheet, toss all of the vegetables with the oil, salt, pepper, and dried herbs to coat. Transfer half of the vegetable mixture to another heavy large baking sheet and arrange evenly over the baking sheets. Bake until the carrots are tender and the vegetables begin to brown, stirring after the first 10 minutes, about 20 minutes total.

Meanwhile, cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente, tender but still firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain, reserving 1 cup of the cooking liquid.

Toss the pasta with the vegetable mixtures in a large bowl to combine. Toss with the cherry tomatoes and enough reserved cooking liquid to moisten. Season the pasta with salt and pepper, to taste. Sprinkle with the Parmesan and serve immediately.


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I made this dish exactly the way the recipe is printed, and I thought it was a little bland. Both my husband and I added extra salt, pepper and cheese at the end. Maybe it will be better as left overs? We'll see tonight! But, I think I would add extra Herbes de Provence next time---and some garlic! item not reviewed by moderator and published
It's the second time I've made this recipe. It's delicious! The second time around I generously added salt and pepper, and used a whole lot more of Herbes de Provence - which the first time I felt the dish lacked of. I also added some grilled chicken, mushrooms and garlic. It's a great, filling dish that doesn't leave you bloated! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Added chopped parsley with the tomatoes and lemon juice and white wine with the broth. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Added toasted pine nuts for crunch. cooked squash/zuccinni separately, for only 6 minutes to prevent from over cooking, added back to tomato,pepper, onion mixture before serving. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I adore this recipe !!!!!!!!!! I would eat the entire pound of pasta if I could ! The sweetness of the peppers and cherry tomatoes is my favorite part of chewing this delicious pasta . I always end up adding crushed pepper but thats just my own taste . item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is an absolutely wonderful dish, it's light, and tasty. I purchased a couple of lobster tails and then chopped up the meat from that and mixed it in. This is one of those dishes that you can make your own in any way. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yummy pasta dish!! It was easy and I love the taste of the roasted vegetables with the pasta. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I usually really like Giada's recipes. However, This recipe as written is not great. I ended up roasting more vegetables, adding a lot of garlic (both roasting it and adding garlic powder), and salt to salvage this recipe. I suppose it is a good base recipe, but it needs additions to make it good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this for the first time the other night and it turned out perfectly. Followed the directions, plus added in baked chicken breasts seasoned with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning. I love that is has lots of vegetables in it. Everyone went back for seconds. Definitely adding this recipe to the dinner routine. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy to make, delicious to eat! No sauce required - a very nice change for a pasta dish. Can substitute vegetables for what's in session or what's on hand. Easy to add chicken for protein. YuM ! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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