Friday, November 14, 2008

Pasta Primavera

Cook Time: 20 min
Level: Easy
Yield: 6 servings


* 3 carrots, peeled and cut into thin strips
* 2 medium zucchini or 1 large zucchini, cut into thin strips
* 2 yellow squash, cut into thin strips
* 1 onion, thinly sliced
* 1 yellow bell pepper, cut into thin strips
* 1 red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
* 1/4 cup olive oil
* Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
* 1 tablespoon dried Italian herbs or herbes de Provence
* 1 pound farfalle (bowtie pasta)
* 15 cherry tomatoes, halved
* 1/2 cup grated Parmesan


Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

On a large heavy baking sheet, toss all of the vegetables with the
oil, salt, pepper, and dried herbs to coat. Transfer half of the
vegetable mixture to another heavy large baking sheet and arrange
evenly over the baking sheets. Bake until the carrots are tender and
the vegetables begin to brown, stirring after the first 10 minutes,
about 20 minutes total.

Meanwhile, cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until
al dente, tender but still firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain,
reserving 1 cup of the cooking liquid.

Toss the pasta with the vegetable mixtures in a large bowl to combine.
Toss with the cherry tomatoes and enough reserved cooking liquid to
moisten. Season the pasta with salt and pepper, to taste. Sprinkle
with the Parmesan and serve immediately.

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