Baked Penne With Roasted Vegetables

This roasted vegetable pasta bake features butternut squash, asparagus and leeks cooked in a garlicky olive oil and cheese sauce.

Roasted Vegetable and Pasta Bake
Roasted Vegetable and Pasta Bake
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
4servings 20minutes 50minutes
Servings Prep Time
4servings 20minutes
Cook Time
50minutes
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 425ºF (220ºC). Place the squash and onions in a roasting pan and scatter over the garlic. Drizzle with the oil and season with pepper. Toss to coat the vegetables with the oil, then place the pan in the oven and roast for 15 minutes.
  2. Remove the pan from the oven and add the leeks and asparagus. Toss gently to mix with the other vegetables, then return to the oven. Roast for a further 20 minutes or until all the vegetables are tender and beginning to brown.
  3. Meanwhile, cook the pasta in a large saucepan of boiling water for 10–12 minutes, or according to the package instructions.
  4. Meanwhile, to make the sauce, measure 5 tablespoons milk into a jug, add the cornstarch and stir to make a smooth paste. Heat the remaining milk in a saucepan until almost boiling. Stir the hot milk into the cornstarch mixture, then return to the saucepan and heat gently, stirring, until the mixture boils and thickens. Simmer for 2 minutes. Remove the sauce from the heat and add two-thirds of the cheese and the mustard. Season with pepper.
  5. Remove the vegetables from the oven. Drain the pasta well, then pour over the vegetables and stir to combine. Stir in the sauce. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top. Return roasted vegetables and pasta to the oven and bake for 10–15 minutes or until golden and bubbling. Serve hot.
Recipe Notes

Nutritional Info (Per Serving): 494 calories, 23 g protein, 15 g total fat, 4 g saturated fat, 19 mg cholesterol, 68 g total carbohydrate, 18 g sugars, 8 g fibre, 258 mg sodium