A bit of butter, parmesan cheese, and fresh basil transforms roasted vegetables into a flavorful sauce for pasta. You could easily modify this recipe to use any vegetables that are in season.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Divide squash, tomatoes, onions, and garlic between two large rimmed baking sheets. Drizzle with oil, and season with salt and pepper; toss to coat and then spread evenly. Roast (without tossing) until tender and starting to brown, 30 to 40 minutes.

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  • Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil; add a generous amount of salt. Cook pasta until al dente according to package instructions. Drain, and return to pot.

  • Add roasted vegetables, butter, parmesan, and basil to pot; season with salt and pepper, and toss gently with pasta to combine. Reheat over medium-low if necessary before serving.

Reviews (24)

130 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 37
  • 3 star values: 50
  • 2 star values: 19
  • 1 star values: 7
Rating: 4 stars
08/08/2013
This recipe was delicious. I think not tossing at the half way mark is a mistake. Next time, I will turn down to 425 and toss veggies. I went into my garden, pick fresh vegetables and basil - Will definitely use this recipe again. Thank you Martha!!!!
Rating: 3 stars
06/19/2013
I have made this recipe twice and it's very good, but some of the vegetables burn instead of roasting nicely. The recipe states to roast at 450 for 30-40 mins and to NOT toss the vegetables, however, not tossing causes some of the veggies to burn on one side. Next time I will lower the oven temp to 425 and toss half way through. I've also used eggplant and sweet red pepper in the mix and it's delicious.
Rating: 4 stars
09/02/2012
We just finished eating this for dinner, and it was delicious. It's rare for me to say this about any recipe, but I wouldn't change a thing. We squeaked in just under the wire for this to qualify as "summer" but the veggies were perfect. We love this recipe, and will definitely make it again.
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Rating: Unrated
08/24/2011
This shouts SUMMER! Easy to make and so good hot or warm or cold, I used shallots and a mix of summer squash and zucchini. I used mozzarella chinks in addition to parmesan cheese. this is a keeper!
Rating: Unrated
08/24/2011
Made a delicious vegan version of this. Just omitted the cheese and used margarine instead of the butter.
Rating: Unrated
08/23/2011
Very easy and yummy. I used crushed garlic from a jar and lots of it. Mix of zucchini and yellow plus half a red pepper that needed using. Some Peccorino Reggiano was a perfect topping. This one is so simple and a keeper.
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Rating: Unrated
07/29/2010
Delicious but many the vegetables burned as did the baking sheets. Watch time and temp. setting. I threw in cubes of chilled mozzarella when tossing before serving-took this from another quick pasta recipe.
Rating: Unrated
07/27/2010
I split the 4 yellow squash into two yellow squash and 2 zucchini. Delicious! Family Favorite!
Rating: Unrated
04/27/2010
Hot or not, I will say that this recipe is very easy and has repeatedly been a hit with company. Great for a night entertaining after work - throw in some grilled salmon or not - it's been successful either way. This is a definite go-to meal for me.
Rating: Unrated
04/27/2010
Hot or not, I will say that this recipe is very easy and has repeatedly been a hit with company. Great for a night entertaining after work - throw in some grilled salmon or not - it's been successful either way. This is a definite go-to meal for me.
Rating: Unrated
07/12/2008
Me, again! This was a hit with my family - used the grill and added mushrooms. Think I'll use zucchini and summer squash next time for color and a different onion - didn't like the looks of the red onion after it was cooked. But, definitely going in the recipe box! Also, liked the break from a "meat on the grill" routine!
Rating: Unrated
07/10/2008
To Chitowngal...i'm only 80 miles north of you in San Juan Cap. and it's not THAT hot! Fire up that grill or..turn on that oven...and then GET OUTTA THE KITCHEN!! Go and enjoy your backyard, front porch..etc..enjoy the evening.. NOW THAT'S...SUMMER!
Rating: Unrated
07/10/2008
We roasted the vegetables in foil on the grill and they were done in about 12 minutes. It was delicious! So the kids would eat it, I cut the squash into small, bite-sized pieces and left the onions in large chunks so I could take it out before serving.
Rating: Unrated
07/09/2008
Ok just tried it, we only had minced garlic and worked just fine. I use to yellow squash, zuccinni and a sweet white onion. Oh, yea we had to have some meat so at the end when we mixed the in the basil we added habanero chicken sausage that we cooked while everything else was cooking. It was excellent.
Rating: Unrated
07/09/2008
I don't know where u r , but here in San Diego @ 90 degrees we r NOT going to turn on the oven @ 450 degrees. It's SUMMER ! I barely turn the stove on. Give me some summer recipes. Keep cool folks.
Rating: Unrated
07/09/2008
To Cowgirlup, maybe they mean the oven should not be pre-heated. This recipe sounds just right for a vegetarian like myself. I'm going to add mushrooms.
Rating: Unrated
07/08/2008
This pasta dish with roasted veggies sounds incredibly good to me! Who cares if ya have to stand over a grill or turn your oven on..it's all about enjoying your creation with a great glass of wine, when you sit down to enjoy it! Hey, chill out! Enjoy your dinner and watch sun set...it's amazing how much better your meal will taste! ENJOY!!!
Rating: Unrated
07/08/2008
Who wants to turn their oven on to 450 in the summer. Not me, but I might make the receipe with grilled veggies.
Rating: Unrated
07/08/2008
I might have to make this tonight, but on the grill for sure. I was also a bit confused by the recipe comment of not using a hot oven, then it says to pop them in a 450 oven..Oh well...
Rating: Unrated
07/08/2008
Forget the oven and fire up the grill! Prep and season veggies like you would for the oven. Then place in a shallow foil pan (if it's too deep the veggies won't "roast", they'll become mushy). Place on grill at a moderate to moderate hot grill (depends on your grill). Follow the directions for the oven. I usually check the temperature of the grill and keep an eye on the veggies. Enjoy!
Rating: Unrated
07/08/2008
I don't get it. The opening paragraph says "why use a hot oven?" and then the recipe calls for a 450-degree preheat. Am I missing something?
Rating: Unrated
07/08/2008
I would throw some mushrooms and zucchini in the mix also. Make a big foil pouch and grill....Yummy This could be a very slimming dish also depending on what kind of cheese and pasta you use. Going to be a keeper for me!
Rating: Unrated
07/08/2008
That was my suggestion - I hate to use the oven in this heat! Could you use one of those foil pans to cook/roast the veggies on the grill? Loved the pesto idea, too! This sounds like it makes alot, too!
Rating: Unrated
07/08/2008
It's WAY too hot to use the oven. Why not grill all the veggies - maybe some eggplant too?! A Basalmic or pesto dressing would also be nice. YUM!