Recipe for Baked Penne with Roasted Vegetables

baked-penne-out-of-the-oven
Making a delicious, nutritious dinner everyone will love really can be easy!
Roasting vegetables is a great way to bring out the natural sugars in vegetables and keep all the nutrients in tact. Try my Baked Penne Pasta with Roasted Vegetables for dinner tonight, you’ll be glad you did!
Baked Penne with Roasted Vegetables
1 pound penne pasta
3 cups freshly made or bottled marinara sauce
1 cup grated provolone cheese
1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
½ cup grated parmesan cheese
¼ cup olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt plus more for pasta water
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 red bell peppers seeded and cubed
1 yellow onion cut into ½ inch rings
2 zucchini cut into 1 inch pieces
2 yellow squash cut into 1 inch pieces
1 cup button mushrooms cleaned and quartered

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. On baking sheet toss vegetables with olive oil, salt and pepper and roast until tender about 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees. Cook penne in salted water until al dente. Drain pasta and return to pot. Toss pasta with marinara sauce and roasted vegetables. Add pasta and vegetables to a 9×13 glass baking dish and top with cheese. Bake for 20-25 minutes until top is beginning to brown.

About Lorie Fangio

I am a lifestyle advisor with a passion for connecting families Around the Table for mealtime. We are becoming a society that doesn’t even speak to each other, texting and internet relationships are the norm and it is impacting our culture. I believe the human connection as we know it, is in danger. Finding time to spend together as a family unit can be difficult especially with dual family careers and children that are often hyper scheduled. My mission is to inspire families, with a no nonsense approach to real food. Gathering Around the Table is key to the foundation of familial relationships. Sitting down to a meal is much more than breaking bread, it is a bonding ritual for families that actually protects our kids from all the dangerous stuff in the world. With tips and techniques we can all get our families Around the Table!
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2 Responses to Recipe for Baked Penne with Roasted Vegetables

  1. Gary Abshire says:

    I think a man can put this together. You think?

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