Rating: 4.5 stars
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  • 2 star values: 9
  • 1 star values: 3

Spring veggies benefit from a quick roasting in olive oil and herbs before being tossed with penne. No cream here, just the fresh flavors of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and lemon. A beautiful dish.

Recipe Summary

35 mins
1 hr
25 mins
6 servings


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add penne pasta and cook until tender yet firm to the bite, 10 to 12 minutes; drain.

  • Toss squash, zucchini, carrot, red bell pepper, tomatoes, green beans, and asparagus together in a bowl with 2 tablespoons olive oil, salt, pepper, lemon juice, and Italian seasoning. Arrange vegetables on the lined baking sheet.

  • Roast vegetables in preheated oven until tender, about 15 minutes.

  • Heat remaining olive oil and butter in a large skillet. Cook onion and garlic in hot oil until tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Mix cooked pasta, lemon zest, basil, parsley, and balsamic vinegar into the onion mixture. Gently toss and cook until heated through, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer to a large bowl. Toss with roasted vegetables and sprinkle with Romano cheese.

Nutrition Facts

406 calories; protein 13.6g; carbohydrates 54.4g; fat 15.4g; cholesterol 15.4mg; sodium 251.8mg. Full Nutrition