Nothing is more soul-soothing than a bowl of homemade pasta! And this time of year, we love using seasonal veggies like zucchini and tomatoes to really make our pasta fresh and delicious! This recipe for Roasted Zucchini and Tomato Pasta is light, fresh and full of flavor!
If you’ve followed us for a while, you know that we are big advocates of making your pasta from scratch! You can find our go-to pasta recipe HERE if you need some inspiration. The bottom line is, homemade pasta is just BETTER! From the texture to the flavor, homemade pasta will always win.
If you are intimidated by the idea of homemade pasta, don’t be! It really isn’t that hard and can be made by hand without a machine if you don’t have the equipment. Although the equipment makes your life a whole lot easier! But in our Homemade Pasta post, we provide some options for inexpensive equipment.
We say it a lot, and we will say it again here, MAKE HOMEMADE PASTA! You will thank us later.
What’s in this Roasted Zucchini and Tomato Pasta?
Read the title once more, and this is pretty much it! It is super simple! Although, we roast the zucchini halves in a way that results in beautifully caramelized slices with the absolute best, melt-in-your-mouth texture. The cherry tomatoes are roasted with the zucchini as well, which makes them slightly sweeter and incredibly juicy!
Besides zucchini and cherry tomatoes, all you need is some high quality olive oil, and by this we mean the best extra virgin olive oil you have! If you don’t have at least one really good extra virgin olive oil, head to the store right not and pick one up! A high quality olive oil really tops this dish off. You can also get a lemon or other flavor infused olive oil and it will be great on this dish.
Next you need a lemon and some fresh basil. This dish uses the lemon zest grated on at the end to give it some zesty bright notes. The basil leaves can be chopped and sprinkled onto the pasta before serving. Finally, make sure you grate some parmesan cheese right on top at the table for good measure.
We hope you enjoy this recipe for Roasted Zucchini and Tomato Pasta! If you give it a try, leave us a comment below or tag us on Instagram @cooking_with_wine!
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