Roast veg pasta bake

hmmm… I’m not really a fan of pasta bake, would prefer it with just the veg & pasta – there’s no need for breadcrumbs or cheese!
Vegetarian recipes
4 large adult portions
Prep time
15 mins
Cook time
50 mins


– Dried pasta shapes, such as penne, enough to serve 4
– Olive oil
– 2-3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
– 1 large red onion
– 1 small aubergine
– 1 sweet pepper, any colour
– Large handful button mushrooms
– Small punnet cherry tomatoes, washed
– Herbs; fresh (chopped), chilled or dried
– Seasoning
– Large chunk cheese; whatever you have, mozzarella is good but ordinary cheddar or similar is fine; grated
– 1-2 slices bread
– Small lump of VEGETARIAN parmesan, grated
– Fresh basil to serve

Handy Hint

Use whatever veg you have or like that lend themselves to roasting


Preheat oven to 180C
– Chop onion, aubergine and pepper roughly into 2cm cubes
– Put all veg apart from tomatoes into roasting tin large enough for them to be in one layer
– Sprinkle with chopped garlic and herbs, season to taste
– Drizzle over olive oil and mix until all the veg are coated
– Put in oven and bake for 30-35 minutes until veg tender
– 15 minutes before end of cooking time, add cherry tomatoes and mix in, return to oven
– 10 minutes before end of cooking time, put pasta on to cook according to packet instructions
– Meanwhile, whizz the bread in a processor to breadcrumbs
– When the veg & the pasta is cooked, in a large casserole dish or similar mix them together along with the grated cheese
– Sprinkle breadcrumbs and parmesan over top
– Heat in oven for 15-20 minutes until top browned
– Sprinkle with basil before serving

If using leftover roasted veg, mix with cooked pasta and cheese, top with breadcrumbs and parmesan and cook for 30 minutes until heated through


Vegetarian. One husband, Two cats, Three kids.

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