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basil pesto pasta with roasted vegetables

Basil Pesto Pasta with Roasted Vegetables

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 6-8 1x
  • Category: Pasta, Vegetarian, Kid Friendly, Side Dishes, Quick Easy Dinner Ideas

Description

Basil Pesto Pasta with Roasted Vegetables, a quick easy diner idea that’s kid friendly, healthy, and done in 30 minutes!


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Ingredients

  • 1 lb. of whole wheat penne pasta
  • Homemade Basil Pesto
  • 2 zucchini, sliced
  • 2 yellow squash, sliced
  • 1 red onion, cut into 1” cubes
  • 1520 mini bell peppers (assorted peppers), tops cut off
  • 2 tablespoons of olive
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Place zucchini, squash, red onion, and mini bell peppers on baking sheet. Season with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Toss to coat.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.
  4. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add pasta and cook until al dente, according to package directions.
  5. Drain pasta when done and reserve 1/2 cup of cooking liquid.
  6. In a large bowl add cooked pasta, roasted vegetables, basil pesto, and 1/2 cup of reserved cooking liquid. Toss to coat.
  7. Serve. Top with additional parmesan cheese if desired.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 1/2 cup
  • Calories: 391
  • Sugar: 4 g
  • Sodium: 536 mg
  • Fat: 22 g
  • Carbohydrates: 42 g
  • Fiber: 7 g
  • Protein: 9 g
  • Cholesterol: 4 mg