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Cheesy roast vege pasta with caesar dressing

August 26, 2009

It has been rather summery of late, so it seems inappropriate to wax lyrical about bread and butter pudding (to come though, don’t you fret). If you like what cheese does once it has been baked, read on. Now that the sun is shining and my tomato seeds have been planted, it seems right to unveil something that will be easy, relatively fool proof, yet super rewarding. This is non-fussy, versatile and relatively cheap too, so I shall probably be making it again tonight.


Cheesy roast vege pasta with caesar dressing

serves 2

250g (half a conventional bag) uncooked pasta of your choice
veges to roast: broccoli or cauli cut into large florets, carrots cut into chips, or whole button mushrooms, or pumpkin cut into chunks… about 1 1/2c per person
about 100g-200g cheese, grated
dried or fresh herbs of your choice
about 1/3c caesar or ranch dressing (paul newman and kato are great), plus extra for drizzling

optional: 1/2 c (ish) roasted red peppers, pitted olives, or artichoke hearts

Turn oven on to about 200C (400F). Cover the bottom of an ovenproof dish large enough to hold the veges to be roasted in a single layer of veges. Sprinkle over some cheese, herbs, and a pinch of salt. Add another layer of veges, then cheese, then veges, until you’re out of both. Place in the center rack of the oven, and let veges cook until they are as tender as you like (test with a fork or small sharp knife), checking every 15 minutes.

About 15mins before the veges are done to your liking, put the pasta on to cook according to packet instructions. Once cooked to your liking, drain. Roasted veges should be done by now – using a fork or knife, add the contents to the drained pot of pasta, drizzle in about 1/3c caesar dressing with any other optional extras, and mix it all in. Once everything is evenly distributed, serve up and give another quick drizzle of dressing to make it a little prettier. Enjoy!

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  1. August 27, 2009 1:07 pm

    I love roasted veg, very tasty with the pasta of yours , truly a meal by itself! :)

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