Roasted Potatoes and Vegetables with Pasta

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Photo courtesy of Mimi Holtz, MimiAvocado.com (photo contest winner)
Yield: 6 – 8 servings
Calories: 245


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Nutrition Facts
 
Makes: 6 – 8 servings
 
Amount per serving
Calories 245
Total Fat 9 g
Cholesterol 1 mg
Sodium 590 mg
Total Carbohydrate 40 g
Protein 6 g

Ingredients

  • 2 Idaho Potatoes, (1 pound) cut into ¾ inch cubes, about 3 cups
  • 1 small eggplant, about 8 ounces, cut into 1-inch cubes, about 3 cups
  • 1 red bell pepper, about 8 ounces, cut into 1-inch cubes, about 1 cup
  • 1 red onion, cut into large cubes, about 1 cup
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary leaves, crushed
Tomato Sauce:
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (about 2 teaspoons)
  • 1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • ¼ cup freshly chopped basil (or 2 teaspoons dried basil)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme (or 1 teaspoon dried thyme)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 8 ounces fusilli or penne pasta
Optional:
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons pitted chopped Calamata olives (or regular black olives)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. In a large roasting pan combine diced potatoes, eggplant, red pepper and red onion. Sprinkle with olive oil and rosemary; toss to coat thoroughly. Cook 30 to 35 minutes or until vegetables are tender and browned.
  2. Meanwhile, bring large pot of water to boil over high heat. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain.
  3. In large serving bowl, combine cooked pasta, roasted vegetables and tomato sauce. Toss to mix thoroughly. Stir in Parmesan and olives, if desired.
To Prepare Sauce:
  1. In 2-quart saucepan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic, stir for 5 minutes or until softened. Add tomatoes, basil, thyme, salt and pepper. Bring to boil; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered for 20 minutes or until thickened.