We are always looking to improve or experiment with recipes so when we discovered this delicious Pasta Primavera, we had to duplicate it.
We just recently discovered a sweet little Winery and Bistro in our area.
(its only been open for two years, yeah I am sharp and nothing gets past me, not!)
Anyways they serve this awesome Pasta Primavera that we just fell in love with, so we came home and recreated it.
Our version of this favorite Italian recipe contains red and green bell peppers, zucchini, yellow squash, eggplant, mushrooms, and purple onion. These vegetables are all roasted to a perfect caramelization to bring out and maximize all those flavors.
And since bowtie pasta is one of the hubby’s favorite pasta, we choose that but any pasta would be delicious in this simple recipe.
We are very happy with this delicious Pasta Primavera Pasta recipe and we believe you will be also!
Prepare your veggies by cutting the squashes and the peppers into matchsticks, cut the onion and the eggplant in half lengthwise and slice, and then slice the mushrooms (see picture below)
Drizzle the veggies with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Add the herbs then spread on several cookie sheets and top with garlic cloves. Roast in oven stirring occasionally until the veggies are caramelized and the garlic is tender about 20 minutes stirring occasionally.
Note: The veggies could also be stir-fried in batches until caramelized. So if you do not wish to heat up the oven, grab a big skillet
Meanwhile cook the pasta according to the package directions until al dente, drain reserving 1-2 cups of the pasta water.
Using a fork, mash the garlic cloves into a paste and add the garlic paste and the caramelized veggies to the pasta. Toss the pasta and veggies together and add the grated cheese and enough of the pasta water to moisten.
Season with additional salt and pepper to taste and serve with additional cheese sprinkled on top.
G'day and YUM!Thanks for sharing at the Foodie Friends Friday Nothing but Noodles Pasta party!Cheers! Joannehttp://whatsonthelsit.net
Monday 26th of August 2013
looks delicious! Thanks for sharing at Share Your Stuff Tuesdays..hope to see you again this week :)
Monday 19th of August 2013
Wow Evelyn that pasta is loaded with goodness.Thanks so much for linking up at Swap N Share SundayDawnSpatulas On Parade
Saturday 17th of August 2013
Hi Evelyn,Your Pasta Primavera looks so good, a nice cool salad for a hot summers day. Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!Come Back SoonMiz Helen