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5 from 1 vote

Favorite Winter Balsamic Roasted Vegetable Pasta

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: main dish
Cuisine: gluten free option, no oil option, soy free, tree nut free, vegan
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Gena Hamshaw


  • 1 1/2 tablespoons neutral flavored vegetable oil, such as safflower or grapeseed
  • 2 1/2 lb root vegetables and/or Brussels sprouts, chopped into evenly sized (about 3/4") pieces (I used a combination of: parsnip, carrot, turnip, butternut squash, and Brussels sprouts)
  • 1 red onion, roughly chopped
  • 8 ounces pasta of choice (I used cavatappi)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil*
  • 1 small shallot, very thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, very thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • 2-3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, to taste
  • 2 big handfuls arugula
  • Salt and pepper as needed
  • Vegan parmesan if desired


  • Preheat your oven to 400F. Toss the root vegetables and red onion with the vegetable oil and arrange them on two parchment or foil-lined baking sheets. Sprinkle them with salt and pepper. Roast the vegetables for 35-40 minutes, or until browning gently and tender.
  • Meanwhile, boil the pasta according to package instructions. Drain.
  • When the vegetables are ready, heat the olive oil in a very large, deep skillet over medium heat. Add the shallot and garlic. Cook, stirring frequently, till the shallot is clear and tender (about 4-5 minutes). Add the pasta, roasted vegetables, broth, and vinegar. Warm everything through in the pan, stirring as you go. Stir in the arugula and allow it took until it's gently wilted. Taste and add salt and pepper to taste, along with an extra splash of vinegar if desired. Serve right away, with parmesan if you like.


You can substitute a few tablespoons of vegetable broth if you wish, and/or roast the veggies without oil.