This summer vegetable pasta with roasted radishes is a super flavorful vegetarian dish with a delicious cream sauce!
Ok, so not all the veggies are roasted in here, but the radishes are. Have you ever tried roasted radishes? Roasting makes them tender and sweet, and it takes off that harsh edge (the reason I usually avoid radishes). I roasted them with a bit of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. It was a good idea.
I decided that pappardelle would be the perfect pasta to complement the substantial vegetables. It took me like five tries to spell that right. Yikes.
The zucchini is sweated with the onions until it's soft and tender, and then fresh tomato, garlic, and cream is added to the sauce. Fresh basil and a generous sprinkling of parmesan cheese are the finishing touches on this yumminess.
This roasted vegetable pasta recipe would be perfect for date night... or any night.
Will you make this easy summer vegetable pasta with roasted radishes?
Questions? Let me know!
Summer Vegetable Pasta
- 1 bunch (about 16 ounces) radishes
- 2 tablespoons olive oil divided
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- Salt & pepper to taste
- 1 medium onion
- 1 medium zucchini
- 1 large tomato
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- Pinch Italian seasoning
- 1 cup heavy/whipping cream
- 6 leaves fresh basil
- 8 ounces uncooked pappardelle pasta
- Pre-heat oven to 450F. Cut radishes in half and add to a baking dish with 1 tablespoon olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and salt & pepper. Toss so the radishes are coated. Roast for 20-30 minutes, depending on the size of the radishes. Mine were larger, so I left them for 30 minutes. They should be tender-crisp once they're done.
- Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook pappardelle according to package directions as you're making the sauce.
- Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to a skillet or frying pan on medium heat. Chop the onion and add it to the pan. Cook for about five minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Meanwhile, slice the zucchini and then add it to the pan. Cover and cook for 8-10 minutes on medium-low heat, stirring once halfway through, until it's tender.
- Chop the tomato finely and add it to the pan along with the garlic, Italian seasoning, and the cream. Cook on medium heat for 8-10 minutes until the sauce is slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. Add the radishes once they're done. Add the fresh basil (tear it by hand). Add salt & pepper if desired.
- When the pasta is cooked, add it to the pan and toss with the sauce. Serve with freshly grated parmesan cheese.
julie schaper says
this was awesome...I added some mushrooms!
John | heneedsfood says
Aren't roast radishes great? I love them. I'd love them even more served up the way you have here. Great to see someone that doesn't skimp or isn't afraid of cream in cooking. This is my kind of food!
Thanks John!! I love cream in cooking... maybe a little too much haha.
Debs @ Wilde Orchard says
Really beautiful recipe Natasha!!! Love the lighting in this photo!
Thank you Debs!!
Cathy | whatshouldimakefor.com says
roasted radishes? you're blowing my mind girl. i've done just about everything else to a radish, but never roasted it. i can't wait to try!!
Haha thanks Cathy 🙂 Let me know if you like it!