roasted vegetable baked penne.05/11/12


Roasted vegetable baked penne has been one of my favorite dishes to make since high school. It’s not difficult, but it is time consuming – so it’s perfect for those days when you want to spend a peaceful day in the kitchen (and need to feed a crowd). It’s infinitely adaptable and always turns out great.


Basic Directions
On one pan, roast 3-4 small squash/zuchhinis with olive oil and sea salt at around 375 until golden and crispy. On another pan, roast some baby heirloom tomatoes in olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

Sautee mushrooms on the stove with butter, truffle oil, garlic, and rosemary until browned and on the crispy side.

Sautee onions until caramelized.

Make a homemade tomato sauce. Mine is pretty simple – garlic, onions, two cans diced tomatoes, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, basil, salt, pepper, and extra red pepper for a kick.

Cook pasta until it’s halfway done.

Mix all the ingredients together, plus 12-16oz of ricotta, 10oz of fresh mozzerella, fresh basil, and a couple handfuls of sundried tomatoes. Pour into dish and top with parmesan and more basil. Bake at 350 degrees or until the top is browned, about 30 minutes.

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  1. Cathi

    Sounds so delicious! xxoo

  2. Brenda Gousha

    Oh I am so making this next time I need to feed the 'masses'. Thanks for the recipe and accompanying visuals!

  3. megan lane

    That sounds ridiculously delicious. I really need to get my hubby to eat zucchini!!

  4. Morgan

    Looks fresh and delicious!

  5. carlotta

    this looks so light and delicious! love the styling too…so pretty.

  6. Patrice

    My mom would go crazy for this. Currently rethinking our Mother's Day lunch menu.

  7. Chloe

    Your photos seem to have taken on a new quality in the past few weeks, sort of a golden, ethereal quality. I love them! What are you doing differently?

  8. magtravels

    Looks amazing, I'm gonna try it!

  9. meme-and-he

    mmm this recipe looks so good. I love the simplicity of the ingredients. definitely one to try out.

  10. Yumm, this looks great.


  11. sweet harvest moon

    This looks amazing!

  12. Yummy! I definitely need to give this a try

  13. Nicole Marie

    definitely making this!

  14. Biscuit

    Love your blog! You take really nice photos!

  15. Jen Laceda | Tartine and Apron Strings

    Dee-licious! This is a wonderful pasta recipe! I haven't had baked pasta in a long time, so I think this one's gonna be the next pasta dish I make. It's healthy and yummy!

  16. heidi

    the combination of flavors and textures sounds delicious. adding this recipe to my must try files.

    thanks Olivia, your blog always makes my heart smile.

  17. jillian m.

    I'm pretty stoked you decided to post a recipe! A delicious-looking one, at that. I was always a big fan of your food posts!

  18. mimi charmante

    omg Livvy- I am coming to your blog for cooking inspiration now! what don't you do??