Posted by signorad
Feeling very ravenous one lunchtime, I thought I’d make myself a bowl of pasta in tomato sauce; super easy and super lazy – especially as the sauce was coming out of a jar! But then I realised that I had all the ingredients for a roasted vegetable pasta – a dish I had made a few times before. Sure it would take more time and effort than just opening a jar of pasta sauce but it would be so worth it!
Just to make it clear, this may contain pasta but it is not authentic Italian – it’s just authentic Mrs. D! The chilli that’s included in here contains just the right amount of heat without it being too spicy but you can leave it out if you want to. Whenever I make this recipe, I always throw in whatever veggies and pasta I have to hand so this dish does vary whenever I make it but it is still very yum! The recipe below includes the vegetables and pasta I used on the day, but you can use whatever you like. If I was making this for Mr. D I would add some chicken or bacon as Mr. D simply will not do veggie!
I also decided to top this dish off with a poached egg. I’m no professional chef and I’m sure anyone who’s reading this will beg to differ but I actually feel that for the first time ever, the egg was poached really well – I didn’t even have to make to look presentable like they do in the cooking shows. So yeah, for Mrs. D it was a good effort!
ROASTED VEGETABLE AND PARMESAN PASTA
250g penne pasta, cooked and drained
2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1/2 tbsp of dried mixed herbs
1/2 a large green chilli, finely chopped (optional)
1 medium onion, roughly chopped
1 medium tomato, diced
100g button mushrooms
50g shaved or grated Parmesan
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp butter
Salt and pepper
1 poached egg per serving
Preheat oven to 350ºF.
Place chilli, garlic, herbs and vegetables, except spinach, in an ovenproof dish. Drizzle over olive oil, add butter and season well.
Put in oven and roast for 15-20 minutes.
Take vegetables out of oven and add spinach. Once spinach has wilted, add Parmesan and mix well.
Dish out onto plates and top with a poached egg.
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