Thursday, 17 June 2010

Penne with Tomato Sauce and Roasted Vegetables.


There was a time when my hubby thought vegetarian food means real bland tasting food.
I would totally agree to him if I see how vegetables are just boiled up and ate like that with a bit of butter as lot of people do here.
And for him pasta meant the famous meat saucs with pasta and that was it.
But it all changed as I like vegetarian food , doesn't mean I am a vegetarian, i love chicken , fish etc.....
Over the years I have made various kind of vegetarian pasta dishes and each time I try something new my hubby tell wow I would have never thought that vegetarian pasta could be so delicous.
He ramarked the same when I served this pasta.

Every month I wait for my Taste Italia magazine to arrive ( for the last year it was just once in two months, but now they have changed back to monthly) I never know which day it is comming but I know it is around a period, so when i check the post box I will besying hope my magazine will be there.
And this recipe is from this months magazine.
Atleast the roasted vegetable recipe, I served them together with pasta but in the magazine they served them with fried polenta cakes.
I had pictures of step by step pictures but I canot find the wire for down loading, when I find it I will post it here. I use my old camera to take pictures when i am busy in the kitchen.

Fore the tomato sauce. Serves 3
1 tin ( 450 gm) chopped tomatoes
2 tbsp olive oil
1 onion chopped
2 cloves garlic chopped
1 tsp chillie flakes ( or more)
2 tsp of dried parsley ( optional)
1 tsp sugar
Salt and peper to taste
2 tbsp of cream ( optional)
300 gm of Penne pasta

Heat the oil in a pan and saute the onions for few minutes add the garlic and chillie flakes and fry for a minute, then add the tomato, parsley and sugar. And add also a bit of water. When it comes to boil lower the heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
Mix with a hand blender.

For roasted vegetables. you don't have to take the exact amount if you like more you can use more just add more oil , garlic etc...)
1/2 Aubergine ( I used the fat one we get here)
1 Zucchini
1 red capsicum.
1 to 2 large tomato
12 tbsp of olive oil
4 garlic finley chopped.
2 to 3 tbsp of balsamic vinegear
1 tsp chillie flake
Few basil leaves crushed
Salt and peper to taste.
Cut all the vegetable in chunks. In a bowl add the oil, garlic, chillies, salt, peper and basil leaves. Mix well and pour over the vegetable and roast them in a preheated oven 200°c for 20 to 25 minutes.

Boil the pasta, drain and add to the tomato sauce. When the vegetables are roasted add the vegetable mix well and serve with lavish sprinkle of paremesan.
I add most of the oil from the roasted vegetable to the pasta dish, if you don't like to add them you can drin the oil before you add the vegetable to the pasta.

39 comments:

Asha said...

Looks absolutely delicious, chilli flakes are a must for me too in Pastas, love raosted Veggies. I can eat just that and be satisfied!:))

Just doing last minute shopping, so exhausting. Got to have some Tea now but too tired to make it, wish I was India right now with few maids to serve me Tea and Pakodas! :D

Have a great time, see you in July.

5 Star Foodie said...

This penne pasta sounds so good with roasted vegetables! Yum!

Adventures in Domestic Cooking said...

Oh my goodness, looks so great.
Nothing like veggies!!=)

indosungod said...

Guess what? I was planning to make this tonight but I am skipping capsicum and adding zucchini instead.

Priya said...

My daughter loves pastas much, roasted veggies with penne would have tasted more delicious na, tempting dish looks very catchy..

Cham said...

I can't eat veggie with plain salt and pepper! Definetly bland diet food, i love to spice up and make it different according my mood of course! The pasta dish is very inviting!

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

love pasta with roasted veggie.....yum

Uma said...

I love, love pasta! looks super delicious :)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks yum...

Sharmila said...

Mmm ... wonderful! I have half a bottle of penne waiting .. lemme go set some veggies to roast. :-)

aquadaze said...

I am so making this ASAP. Looks absolutely delicious!

s said...

have pasta, have few veggies...now i know whats for lunch..will be trying this one out today..will let u know how it turns out...Im salivating already!

Deepa said...

wow, this looks so yummm..will try this one for sure, since I am a vegetarian and this looks real tasty..

Ivy said...

Love any kind of pasta dish with vegetables.

Shobha said...

Looks delicious with the vegetables!
I love penne pasta...had it for dinner last night...but I made it simple ..minus the veggies.
Hubby dear is travelling..so I made a simple meal.

PJ said...

Looks so yummm!!

s said...

just wanted to tell u i tried this and it was nothing short of YUM! just fab!! though maybe next time I would cut the oil a bit..

Happy Cook said...

S that was fast. I am glad you enjoyed it. I think I have written if you don't want to add the oil to your pasta you can pour it away after roasting the vegg.

jayasree said...

Pasta with roasted veggies sounds delicious... Mouthwatering pic.

Sushma Mallya said...

Nice recipe,loved the pic and the dish..looks very taty

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

What a wonderful pasta dish! So summery and sunny.

Cheers,

Rosa

Angie's Recipes said...

wow I love this colourful pasta dish! Very very yummy.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This is a delicious looking pasta dish. Looks so colorful. Nice recipe. Healthy too....

Faith said...

My hubby thinks the same way as your hubby when it comes to vegetarian food -- but I bet if I make this for him he would absolutely love it! It looks fantastic and full of flavor!

Cinnamon-Girl said...

This sounds completely delicious with all those roasted vegetables! Roasting brings out such amazing flavor!

Swati said...

A delicious pasta....

Vanamala Hebbar said...

superb dish!!

Bombay-Bruxelles said...

Love recipes like these - so simple but so nice and so complete!

Jayashree said...

The pasta looks so good.....

sowmya's creative saga said...

looks delicious..

sab le plaisir de gourmandise said...

looks great and tasty

Sarah Naveen said...

nice click..looks so delicious..

Laavanya said...

Oh that is so tempting.. I make something very similar and bake with some cheese and bread crumbs.

AnuSriram said...

It's my kind of pasta... Just the way i love :) Yumm!

Malar Gandhi said...

Delicious pasta dinner, love the roasted veggies flavor so much

An Open Book said...

i religiously follow ur blog..ur pics are totally droolworthy

Mansi said...

Hi Finla, I'm visiting after a long time! love your new header:) This pasta plate look so inviting! I love roasted veggies in my Pastas too:)

incidentally, I'm hosting Presto Pasta Nights on my blog and this would be a great addition, if you'd be kind enough to participate!:)

Anh said...

this is such a classic vegetarian pasta dish. YUm!

Happy Cook said...

Manasi sure will send this to your pasta night.