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Mediterranean vegetable pasta bake

10
10
5
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
1 hr
Prep
15 min
Cook
45 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Moderate
A tasty all-in-one meal that’s packed with fresh vegetables.

Ingredients

Red onion(s)

2 small, peeled and cut into wedges

Peppers, All Types

3 medium, deseeded and cut into large chunks

Courgette

2 medium, cut into thick rounds

Aubergine

1 medium, cut into chunks

Olive Oil

2 tablespoons

Garlic

2 clove(s)

Tinned Tomatoes

2 can(s), large

Balsamic vinegar

1 tablespoons

Honey

1 teaspoons, level

Wholewheat Pasta, dry

240 g

Basil, fresh

1 tablespoons

Vegetarian Parmesan Style Hard Cheese

50 g

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C, fan 180°C, gas mark 6. Put the onions, peppers, courgettes and aubergine in a large roasting tin, drizzle with 1 tablespoon of the oil and toss to coat. Roast for 25-30 minutes, or until tender.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the remaining oil in a large saucepan over a low heat and fry the garlic for 1 minute, then add the tomatoes, balsamic vinegar and honey and bring to the boil. Partially cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until the sauce has reduced. Remove from the heat and season to taste.
  3. Cook the pasta in a pan of boiling water for 10 minutes until al dente. Drain, then combine with the tomato sauce and roasted vegetables. Stir through the basil, then transfer to a baking dish and scatter over the cheese. Bake for 15 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and golden.

Notes

Add 4 Quorn vegetarian sausages to the roasting tin with the vegetables. When cooked, cut into bite-size chunks, then add to the pasta mixture before baking for an extra 1 SmartPoint per serving.