Italian Roasted Vegetable and Fresh Pesto Pasta Recipe

Italian Roasted Vegetable and Fresh Pesto Pasta Recipe

Italian Roasted Vegetable and Fresh Pesto Pasta Recipe

Heart healthy Italian pesto pasta is a must-make for your next dinner.With a creamy finish and a range of fresh vegetables, you'll enjoy a balanced pasta meal with all the dietary food groups you need.

  • PREP TIME 15 min
  • COOK TIME 30 min


  • 200 g wholemeal penne pasta
  • 1 eggplant, about 200 g
  • 1 red capsicum
  • 1 small zucchini, about 150 g
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp unsalted pine nuts
  • 2 sun-dried tomatoes (soaked in water)
  • 1 bunch fresh basil, about 30 g
  • 1 small bunch fresh parsley, about 15 g
  • 4 tsp Flora Pro.Activ Buttery or light
  • extra: hand blender


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  2. Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions, without salt. Drain.
  3. Cut the eggplant and capsicum into 10 pieces each and the zucchini into 6 pieces.
  4. Brush the vegetables lightly with the olive oil and place them into a baking dish. Roast them for 25–30 minutes until done. Turn twice during roasting. Sprinkle with black pepper.
  5. Meanwhile, toast the pine nuts in a dry frying pan until golden brown. Leave to cool.
  6. Put a few basil leaves to one side. Place the sundried tomatoes, remaining herbs, toasted pine nuts and the Flora pro.activ into a bowl and whizz with the blender.
  7. Season with black pepper. Stir in a large spoonful of cold water.
  8. Add the pesto and roasted vegetables to the pasta and toss well to coat.
  9. Divide the pasta over 2 plates, garnish with the reserved basil leaves and serve immediately.
Nutritional Information

Nutritional Information

Nutritional Information
Energy (kcal)543 kcal
Energy (kJ)2268 kJ
Protein (g)18.6 g
Carbohydrate incl. fibre (g)88.2 g
Carbohydrate excl. fibre (g)74.8 g
Sugar (g)8.2 g
Fibre (g)13.5 g
Fat (g)16.8 g
Saturated fat (g)2.5 g
Unsaturated fat (g)12.8 g
Monounsaturated fat (g)4.8 g
Polyunsaturated fat (g)3.5 g
Trans fat (g)0.1 g
Cholesterol (mg)0 mg
Sodium (mg)67 mg
Salt (g)0.17 g
Vitamin A (IU)2824 IU
Vitamin C (mg)89.3 mg
Calcium (mg)93 mg
Iron (mg)5.70 mg
Potassium (mg)900 mg