Meatless Monday Roasted Summer Vegetable Pasta

I found this delicious veggie pasta recipe at RealSimple.com and wanted to share as today’s featured Meatless Monday dinner idea.  This recipe serves 4 and takes about 35 minutes to put together.

Photo & recipe courtesy of Real Simple magazine

Ingredients

  • 3/4 pound spaghetti
  • 1 medium eggplant, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  • 1 medium onion, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 8 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • kosher salt and black pepper
  • 1 pound cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered if large
  • 1/4 cup fresh oregano leaves
  • grated Parmesan, for serving

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 450° F. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Reserve ½ cup of the cooking water; drain the pasta and return it to the pot.
  2. Meanwhile, on 2 rimmed baking sheets, toss the eggplant, onion, bell pepper, and garlic with the oil, 1 teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon black pepper. Roast, rotating the sheets halfway through, until the vegetables are golden brown and very tender, 15 to 18 minutes.
  3. Add the vegetables, tomatoes, and reserved cooking water to the pasta and cook over medium heat, tossing, until the liquid coats the pasta, 2 to 4 minutes. Add the oregano and toss to combine. Sprinkle with the Parmesan.

P.S., if you like more cheese, sprinkle some feta on top for even more flavor!