We're adding layers of flavour to this easy pasta dish by roasting veggies and then tossing them into a rich sauce with basil pesto. The veggies caramelise in the oven and develop lightly charred edges, transforming your finished dish into a taste sensation!
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penne(ContainsGlutenMay be presentSoy, Egg)
tinned cherry tomatoes
vegetable stock powder
brown sugar(May be presentSoy, Gluten, Milk, Peanuts, Sesame, Tree Nuts)
plant-based basil pesto
plant-based grated Parmesan(May be presentSoy, Gluten, Milk, Peanuts, Sesame, Tree Nuts)
Preheat oven to 240°C/220°C fan-forced. Bring a medium saucepan of salted water to the boil. Thinly slice capsicum into strips. Cut carrot into thick half-moons. Cut onion into wedges. Place veggies on a lined oven tray. Drizzle with olive oil, then season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat, spread out evenly, then roast until tender, 18-20 minutes.
TIP: If your oven tray is crowded, divide between two trays.
While the veggies are roasting, cook penne in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until 'al dente', 10 minutes. Reserve some pasta water (1/2 cup for 2 people/ 1 cup for 4 people), then drain and return penne to the pan. Drizzle with olive oil to prevent sticking and cover to keep warm.
TIP: 'Al dente' pasta is cooked through but still slightly firm in the centre.
While the pasta is cooking, finely chop garlic. Roughly chop salad leaves.
In a large frying pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil over medium-high heat. Cook garlic and tomato paste (see ingredients) until fragrant, 1 minute. Add tinned cherry tomatoes and reserved pasta water and stir to combine.
Add vegetable stock powder, the brown sugar and the plant-based butter to the sauce and stir to combine. Reduce heat to medium, then simmer until thickened, 2-4 minutes. Remove from heat, then stir through roasted veggies, plant-based basil pesto, salad leaves and penne. Season to taste.
TIP: Add another splash of reserved pasta water if the sauce is too thick.
Pick the herb leaves. Divide roast veggie and pesto penne between bowls. Tear over herbs. Sprinkle with plant-based grated Parmesan to serve.