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.


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! :)