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Roasted Veggie Pasta with Feta

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This creamy veggie pasta recipe is made with roasted vegetables, feta, baby arugula, and chunky pasta.

Roasting the vegetables and the feta adds an incredible depth of flavor that's hard to beat. It's a delicious meal that's ready in less than 30 minutes.

veggie pasta in a bowl with a fork

Why You’ll Love this Veggie Pasta Recipe

This pasta recipe is the best - it's got delicious fresh ingredients plus baked feta! It's an easy vegetarian lunch or dinner recipe.

It saves well in the refrigerator making it an easy meal prep recipe for a busy week.

Roasting the feta and the veggies adds a great depth of flavor to this dish. It takes a few minutes, but it's really worth it.

If you haven't had baked feta before, you're in for a real treat.

Roasted Veggie Pasta Ingredients

Here's all you'll need to make this delicious pasta recipe!

  • 1 pound fusilli (or other chunky pasta)
  • 6 ounce block of feta
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes 
  • 1 red onion, cut into thin wedges
  • 2 small zucchini (or 1 large), diced into 1/2 in pieces
  • 1 orange bell pepper, diced into 1/2 in pieces
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 cups fresh baby arugula
veggie pasta ingredients

How to Make this Pasta Recipe

Here's how to make this easy veggie pasta recipe. It takes a little while to roast the feta and the vegetables, but it's largely hands-off time.

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. 
  2. Place the feta and vegetables on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Toss vegetables and drizzle cheese with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 teaspoon of salt. 
  3. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes or until the tomatoes have burst. 
  4. Meanwhile, boil the pasta in very salty water according to package directions. Drain and set aside. 
  5. When the vegetables and feta are done baking, combine the feta and pasta in a large bowl. Stir the feta is evenly dispersed over the pasta. Then add the vegetables, remaining salt, pepper, lemon juice, and arugula and stir gently till combined. 
  6. Serve immediately or save in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. 
roasting feta and vegetables on a baking sheet

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We love a quick and delicious pasta recipe. Here are some of our favorite veggie-heavy pasta recipes we think you'll enjoy.

roasted veggie pasta in a bowl with a fork
roasted veggie pasta in a large mixing bowl with a small side bowl of arugula
closeup of roasted veggie pasta

Tips for this Recipe

  • The greens in this salad are flexible - if you don't have arugula, you can use baby spinach or chopped chard.
  • This pasta saves well in the fridge for up to 4 days. You can reheat it and serve it but it tastes great cold as well.
Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Roasted Veggie Pasta with Feta

veggie pasta in a bowl
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fusilli (or other chunky pasta)
  • 6 ounce block of feta
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1 red onion, cut into thin wedges
  • 2 small zucchini (or 1 large), diced into 1/2 in pieces
  • 1 orange bell pepper, diced into 1/2 in pieces
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 cups fresh baby arugula

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. 
  2. Place the feta and vegetables on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Toss vegetables and drizzle cheese with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 teaspoon of salt. 
  3. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes or until the tomatoes have burst. 
  4. Meanwhile, boil the pasta in very salty water according to package directions. Drain and set aside. 
  5. When the vegetables and feta are done baking, combine the feta and pasta in a large bowl. Stir the feta is evenly dispersed over the pasta. Then add the vegetables, remaining salt, pepper, lemon juice, and arugula and stir gently till combined. 
  6. Serve immediately or save in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 263Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 972mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 3gSugar: 5gProtein: 10g

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Annette

Saturday 12th of June 2021

This was delicious! I wasn’t sure about roasting the feta but it worked. I usually roast my veggies. I added a cup of pasta water, too. Will definitely make this again. And try some other cheeses.

Emily

Sunday 13th of June 2021

So glad you liked it! Saving a cup of pasta water is a great idea!

Olivia

Tuesday 8th of June 2021

Is there another cheese you could use instead of feta? I love the idea of this but I don’t like feta!

Emily

Wednesday 9th of June 2021

Yes! You could do this with goat's cheese or Boursin! I've seen people do it with hummus as well, although I've never tried it so don't know how it would turn out.

Crissy

Friday 14th of May 2021

This was delicious, I skipped the red onion, only used 4 oz of feta, and added a little pasta water!

Amanda

Tuesday 20th of April 2021

Pretty good, I like the freshness of it. I bumped up my oven to 425 for 20 minutes and added a few squirts of greek dressing at the end to give a little more flavor.

Liz

Friday 26th of March 2021

Loved this recipe! Great weeknight dinner, easy to make. Thanks for posting it.

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