Roasted Vegetable Pasta

Roasted vegetables in a spicy, creamy sauce. Substitute any vegetables you have – it’s a great way to use stuff up!

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Ingredients

125g cherry tomatoes, halved

200g mushrooms, halved or quartered if large 

2 bell peppers, roughly chopped 

Olive oil

Salt and pepper 

250g any short pasta 

2 cloves garlic, minced 

1 tsp dried oregano leaves 

1/4 tsp chili flakes, or less 

1/4 cup dry white wine 

1/2 lemon 

1/3 cup grated parmesan, plus more for serving 

2 tbsp cream cheese, such as Philadelphia

Small bunch parsley, chopped 

Method: 

Preheat your oven to 425F / 220C / 200C Fan. 

Add the chopped vegetables to a large baking dish. Drizzle lightly with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Bake for 35 – 40 minutes, stirring halfway, until soft and slightly charred. Remove from the oven and set aside. 

To a cold frying pan, add the garlic, oregano, chilli flakes, a small pinch of salt and a drizzle of olive oil. Turn on the heat to medium and cook for a couple of minutes until the garlic sizzles. Add the wine and cook to reduce the liquid by about half. Add the juice of half a lemon and turn the heat down to low. Add the cream cheese and parmesan, stirring to combine. Finally, add the roasted vegetables and give everything a good stir. 

Meanwhile, boil the pasta in a large pot of salted water. When the pasta is almost cooked, add 1/3 cup of the pasta water to the sauce, and reserve another 1/3 cup of the water. 
Drain the pasta then immediately add it to the sauce. Add a splash of the reserved pasta water and stir the pasta to mix everything together really well. Add most of the parsley and give everything a final stir, with another splash of water if it needs it. Spoon generously into bowls with some extra parmesan and parsley on top. Serve immediately. 

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