Rich with vegetables, this simple but satisfying starter is also suitable as a meatless entree.

Martha Stewart Living, July 2005


Recipe Summary

Serves 6 to 8


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Instructions Checklist
  • Stir together the oil, carrots, onion, celery, and garlic in a large saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat 2 minutes. Add 1/2 cup basil, the red pepper flakes, and 1 teaspoon salt. Cover. Cook, stirring often, until vegetables are caramelized, about 15 minutes.

  • Add wine to saucepan. Raise heat to medium. Cook until wine has almost completely reduced, about 5 minutes. Add yellow squash, zucchini, and eggplants. Cook 5 minutes. Add tomatoes. Cover. Cook until vegetables are tender, 10 to 12 minutes. Add marjoram and 1/2 teaspoon salt; season with pepper.

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil; add salt. Add pasta; cook until al dente. Drain. Transfer to a large bowl. Add vegetable mixture and remaining 1/2 cup basil to the pasta. Toss to combine. Serve with Parmesan cheese.