Vegetable Pasta Recipe
Vegetable Pasta Recipe Pasta of traditional Italian cuisine, with the first reference dating to 1154 in Sicily.Also commonly used to refer to the variety of pasta dishes, pasta is typically a noodle made from an unleavened dough of a durum wheat flour mixed with water or eggs and formed into sheets or various shapes, then cooked by boiling or baking. It can also be made with flour from other cereals or grains. Pastas may be divided into two broad categories, dried (pasta secca) and fresh (pasta fresca).
2 small zucchini, halved lengthwise and sliced 1/2 inch thick
1 bunch asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Freshly ground pepper
1 small onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes
1/2 cup grated pecorino romano or parmesan cheese, plus more for topping
9 ounces fresh linguine
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Meanwhile, toss the zucchini and asparagus with 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil on a rimmed baking sheet; season with salt and pepper. Roast until tender, about 20 minutes. Heat the remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion; cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 8 minutes. Add the garlic and cook 30 more seconds. Increase the heat to medium high, add the tomatoes and simmer, stirring occasionally, 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the cheese. Meanwhile, add the linguine to the boiling water and cook as the label directs. Reserve 1/2 cup cooking water, then drain the pasta and add to the skillet with the sauce. Add the roasted vegetables and the reserved cooking water; toss to combine, then stir in the basil. Divide among bowls and top with more cheese.