Fresh, light and creamy roasted courgette pesto pasta is the ultimate summery pasta dish!
Packed with seasonal courgettes, spinach, basil and toasted pine nuts. The courgettes get roasted until soft and golden which make for a really creamy sauce, without cream!
Whether it’s spaghetti, penne or fusilli this sauce will take your pasta to the next level. It’s zingy, fresh, flavourful and obviously vegan!
I went for casarecce pasta which is great with pesto sauces, it clings to the ridges making sure every piece of pasta has a good helping of sauce!
I love adding roasted veggies to pasta, or any meal, I nearly always add them in some way. Just recently I thought of blending roasted courgettes and now I am obsessed with it!
When the courgettes are roasted they turn golden and soft they have an amazing creaminess to them.
All you need to do is cut them into semi circle slices, drizzle with oil salt and pepper and roast for 15 minutes.
Whilst they’re roasting you can toast your pine nuts, either in a dry pan or in the oven for a few minutes.
The roasted courgettes are then ready to go in a food processor. Along with toasted pine nuts, spinach, basil, lemon, garlic, vegan parmesan, olive oil and salt and pepper.
I like to blitz mine in the food processor until creamy but not completely blended, so you can still see specs of the courgette.
When the pasta is almost ready, scoop out 1/4 cup of the pasta water which your going to add to the drained pasta and pesto. It adds extra creaminess and silkiness to any sauce.
I hope this recipe makes you excited for courgette/zuchinni season! It’s one of my favourite veggies and I can’t wait to incorporate it into more recipes!
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I used casarecce pasta, but any will work! Will make around 2 cups pesto. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Nutrition Information: Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 657 Total Fat: 35g Saturated Fat: 6g Unsaturated Fat: 26g Sodium: 528mg Carbohydrates: 64g Fiber: 5g Sugar: 13g Protein: 24g
I used casarecce pasta, but any will work!
Will make around 2 cups pesto.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.