Delicious roasted and caramelized veggies mixed with basil drenched pasta make an amazingly warm, delicious, filling family meal. Tonight’s meal started as one of those where I sort of went, “uh oh”. It just didn’t seem like it was coming together as I was cooking it but once all the parts were tossed together, this was an outstanding dinner that brought us to have thirds or maybe even fourths. I lost track of how many helpings I took and eventually had to take the bowl off the table so we didn’t keep eating.
Roasted Veggie Pasta
Recipe adapted from http://www.glutenfreegoddess.com
1 lb. chicken breast
6-10 medium sized mushrooms, halved
1/2 head of cauliflower, cut into florets
1 crown broccoli, cut into florets
2 zucchinis, sliced
2 large carrots, sliced
1/2 red onion, sliced
a handful of cherry tomatoes (10-15 maybe?)
6-8 cloves of garlic, chopped
salt, black pepper
dried oregano, basil, and parsley
8 oz. gluten-free pasta
olive oil, balsamic vinegar,
several bunches fresh basil
fresh grated parmesan
Arrange all the veggies and garlic on a baking sheet. I like to put parchment paper down first. Drizzle them with olive oil, balsamic vinegar (be generous with the balsamic), salt and pepper. Give them a good stir to combine. Spread them so they are in an even single layer. I ended up using two baking sheets for mine. Sprinkle all of them with oregano, basil, and parsley.
Tenderize the chicken breast and sprinkle with salt, pepper, basil, oregano, and parsley. Place on the side of one of the baking sheets.
Bake in an oven at 400 degrees until chicken is cooked (about 20-30 minutes). Remove chicken and set aside. COntinue cooking veggies until caramelized (about 45- 55 minutes total).
Meanwhile, heavily salt pot of water to boil pasta. Cook until al dente. Reserve 1 c. pasta water. Drain. Put pasta back in pot. Generously pour olive oil over, add pasta water about 1/2 c. at a time and fresh basil chopped. Mix together. Cut chicken breasts into bite sized pieces. Add veggies and stir it all together. Serve with fresh grated parmesan on top.