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Whole Wheat Rigatoni with Roasted Vegetables Recipe
The Good News Tossed with sweet acorn squash and roasted tomatoes, this whole wheat pasta from Eric Chopin is packed with fiber and vitamins A and C. Olives and toasted pine nuts add heart-healthy fats.
Picture Credit: Kana Okada
Recipe By: Eric Chopin
Pairing Notes: Fragrant Pinot Noir from New Zealand.
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|One 1 1/2 pound acorn squash, scrubbedÂ—cut crosswise into 1/3-inch-thick rings, seeds discarded|
|1 small red onion, sliced 1/4 inch thick|
|Extra virgin olive oil||1/4 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Ground pepper||1 To taste|
|Plum tomatoes||6 Large, halved|
|Garlic||12 Clove (5gm), unpeeled|
|1/2 pound whole wheat rigatoni|
|Pine nuts||2 Tablespoon|
|Red pepper||1/4 Teaspoon, crushed|
|4 kalamata olives, pitted and sliced|
|Basil leaves||1/4 Cup (16 tbs), thinly sliced|
|Parsley||2 Tablespoon, chopped|
|Pecorino Cheese||2 Tablespoon, freshly grated|
2. Transfer both sheets to the oven. Roast for about 40 minutes, until tender. Using tongs, transfer the garlic to a bowl; continue roasting the tomatoes for about 20 minutes longer, until very soft. Roast the squash and onion for about 45 minutes total, until tender and golden brown. Cut the squash into bite-size pieces. Discard the tomato skins and coarsely chop the flesh. Squeeze the garlic out of the skins.
3. In a pot of boiling salted water, cook the pasta until al dente. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of the water. Return the pasta to the pot.
4. Meanwhile, in a skillet, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil. Add the pine nuts and toast over moderate heat until golden. Add the crushed red pepper and olives and cook for 1 minute. Add the vegetables and stir over moderately high heat until heated through, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and scrape into the pasta; add the reserved cooking water, basil and parsley and toss. Serve the pasta in bowls, topping each with 1/2 tablespoon of the pecorino.
One Serving 496 cal, 69 gm carb, 21 gm fat, 3.1 gm sat fat, 14 gm protein, 12 gm fiber.