Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Roasted Vegetable Spaghetti

I was a little bored with the standard old spaghetti and this was what I came up with, it did the trick for me. It can also be done vegetarian style. Loved it!


Homemade Sauce
3-4 C whole crushed tomatoes (or 28oz can crushed tomatoes)
1 sml can tomato paste
1 can (4 oz) green chiles - mild
3/4 tsp basil
1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
1/4 tsp sage
pinch of bay leaves
1/2 tsp garlic salt (or to taste)
1 tsp garlic
1 Tbl sugar
1/2 tsp pepper
fresh basil to snip on top for garnish before serving
* place all ingredients in pan and let simmer on low for 1 hour. As with most sauces the longer it simmers the richer the flavor.


1lb natural ground turkey (optional)
1 med sized onion - finely chopped
* brown turkey with onion, drain and add to above sauce

1 small pkg whole wheat spaghetti noodles - boiled and rinsed

1 small zucchini - sliced
1/2 red bell pepper sliced
asparagus - not sure how to measure that one just, just do how ever much you like
* place sliced vegetables in one layer on cooking stone OR cookie sheet, drizzle olive oil on vegetables, sprinkle with salt and pepper and broil on high for 7-10 minutes until slightly tender.

Serve spaghetti with sauce on top and garnish with vegetables, fresh basil and grated Parmesan.

2 comments:

Jen said...

DARNNNN!!! We just had spaghetti last night. If we hadn't though...I would TOTALLY be making this for dinner. It looks delicious and also very healthy! YAY! Plus, I have so many squash and zucchini and peppers from my garden I don't know what to do with them all! Do you have a recipe for zuchini bread?

Ben said...

I love pasta because you can pretty much throw anything on it and it will taste good. Great combination of flavors and the colors are very appetizing! :)