Roasted Vegetable Pea Pasta Bake - gluten-free & vegan

Roasted Vegetable Pea Pasta Bake - gluten-free & vegan


I love a good pasta bake, but this isn't like most of my pasta bakes. They're usually really rich with a thick sauce, but this one is lighter. It's more about the roast vegetables with just a hint of light tomato sauce. I also wanted the flavour of the pasta to shine through. Why? Because it's Green Pea Pasta.

Green pea pasta, I hear you say!

Why yes, green pea pasta.



New Napolina products

Green Pea Pasta


It really is green isn't it and you can taste a slight sweetness from the peas. It's part of a new range from Napolina. There is a gluten free green pea pasta, gluten free red lentil pasta, tinned (canned) lentils in water, tomato passata, extra virgin olive oil spray and two new no added sugar pasta sauce for those nights when you need something quick. All great for easy family Italian meals. Those that are slow cooked and quick ones too.

The pasta is organic and contains only green pea flour (or red lentil flour in the other pasta). They are a great source of fibre and protein and help towards your five-a-day.

Napolina


I'm sure you've heard of Napolina and have probably bought some of their products before but did you know they are the UK's number one Italian cooking brand? The company was established over 50 years ago and have been bring Italian products to the UK since then.
roasted vegetables

Roasted Vegetables


For my pasta bake I roasted a rainbow of vegetables. Red onions, carrot, red pepper, yellow pepper and courgette (zucchini). I cut them into smaller pieces than usual as I only wanted to lightly roast them and sprayed them with some extra virgin olive oil. While they were cooking I cooked the pasta according to the instructions and then tossed the drained pasta with the vegetables, sweetcorn, tomato passata and fresh basil. I seasoned the pasta bake with salt, pepper and a generous pinch of paprika.




Gluten Free Pasta


So what did I think of the gluten free pasta? 


It wasn't bad at all. There wasn't a lot of difference between this and standard pasta. I've had gluten free pasta before. By mistake (as thankfully I can happily eat gluten) I might add and it was vile.  This Napolina gluten free pasta had a bit of flavour from the peas, so it would be quite nice almost naked tossed in a little olive oil, black pepper and Parmesan (veggie or vegan) to let it sing. The texture was pretty good too. It had a little more chew than regular pasta, but that was it. I would definitely say make sure it's al dente to eat it at it's best.



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Roasted Vegetable Pea Pasta Bake
Roasted Vegetable Pea Pasta Bake
A lightly roasted vegetable pasta bake made with gluten free green pea pasta, which is made with green pea flour, mixed with a rainbow of vegetables and a light tomato sauce.

Ingredients
  • 2 small or 1 large red onion, cut into small wedges
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into small chunks
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, cut into small chunks
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and sliced
  • 1 medium courgette (zucchini), sliced
  • a generous spray of extra virgin oil oil
  • 500g tomato passata
  • a generous handful of fresh basil
  • a good grinding of salt and pepper
  • a generous pinch of paprika
Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 180c/160c fan/350f/gas mark 4.2. Pour the cut veg into a roasting tin and spray with olive oil then toss until coated.3. Roast the vegetables for 15 to 20 minutes until cooked and lightly roasted (no too charred).4. While the vegetables are roasting cook the pasta according to the packet until al dente. You definitely want it on the firmer side as it will have a little time in the oven too.5. Pour the drained pasta, passata, basil and seasonings in with the vegetables and toss.6. Cook for 10-12 minutes to give the sauce a change to take in the flavours and heat through.7. Remove from the oven, give a good mix and serve with a grating of veggie or vegan Parmesan (optional).8. Enjoy!

Details

Total time: 40
Yield:  Serves 3-4




Disclosure: I created this recipe to highlight new products from Napolina. I was not expected to write a positive review and any opinions expressed are my own.

20 comments

  1. Wow gorgeous photos, such a colourful plate of pasta. I've never tried gluten free pasta before but I really like Napolina brand, their tomatoes are great!

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    1. Thanks Emily. Yes their tomatoes are good, in fact all their products are really high quality.

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  2. Whaat? Green pea pasta? I love it! :)

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  3. I've got to get my hands on this green pea pasta omg! Such a lovely dish!

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    1. I know, a fabulous colour and a bit of flavour, and it's healthy!

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  4. I'm huge pasta fan and I've tried like zilions recipes but never, can you believe NEVER with roasted veggies. I have to make this. Looks absolutely delish. I bet flavours are amazing.

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    1. No, No way! You've never had pasta with roasted vegetables? You must!!! The flavours are amazing. Put it on your to-do list this week.

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  5. Wow! I have never tried green pea pasta. It sounds incredible and I love how you incorporated it into the pasta bake. Such a light and flavorful dish!

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  6. GF pasta has definitely improved in the last 3 years since I had to cut out gluten. I'll look out for this one as it looks fab!

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    1. Yes I accidentally had one years ago and it wasn't a pleasant experience, but this one is good.

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  7. As someone who also is able to eat gluten, I still think this sounds tasty and interesting! Will look out for the range on my next shop!

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    1. I think we are lucky. so many people have gluten free diets these days.

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  8. Ooh I like the sound of this! Gluten-free pasta can be a bit hit or miss, this one looks good!

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  9. Pumped that so many gluten free products have been hitting the shelves lately. Pea pasta? Don't mind if I do!

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    1. Definitely. There is much more choice these days for all diets.

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  10. Just lovely, what wonderful pastas you get.
    Perhaps they will arrive in Southern Ireland soon..
    Until then I think adding lead to the veggies will have to do.
    I tried to get the app but we can't have it in ireland, why is that? I have enjoyed your site for a while and it looks like I'm gradually losing it. Shame, I like to keep in touch with Scotland very much.

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    1. Oh dear are the gluten free pasta not good there. I am sure you will see these in the shops soon.

      I don't have an app, but you can sign up for newsletters or email subscription. Email below and newsletter on sidebar.

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