Pasta with Roasted Asparagus and Peppers

Pasta with Roasted Asparagus and Peppers

All types of short cut pasta can be used in this colourful Spring recipe. I prefer to use the bow-tie pasta called "farfalle".

2 servings
Preparation 20 min
Cooking 15 min

520 calories per serving 


2 tbsp olive oil   30 mL
10 asparagus, average size   200 g
1 yellow or red sweet peppers   200 g
160 g gluten free/wheat free penne, or other short-cut pasta   2 cups
1/2 shallots, finely chopped   20 g
40 g feta cheese, crumbled    
1 pinch salt [optional]   0.1 g
  ground pepper to taste    

Before you start

Keep the serving plates warm on the stove while you're preparing the dish.

Put a colander in the sink to drain the cooked pasta so that it will be ready when needed.


  1. Preheat the oven to 215ºC/425ºF. Add half of the oil to a large baking tray.
  2. Prepare the asparagus and peppers. Leave the asparagus whole; Cut the peppers in half or quarters, removing the stem and seeds. Lay the vegetables in a single layer on the oiled baking tray. Coat them thoroughly with the oil in the tray, then add a little salt. Bake in the middle of the oven until the vegetables are nicely browned, about 10-12 min. Turn the vegetables a couple times during cooking, so that they will cook evenly. Set aside.
  3. The peppers should be peeled before serving. To make the peeling easier, cover or wrap the peppers with aluminum foil or put them in a paper bag, and let them cool down a few minutes (the moisture kept under the cover will help lift the peel). Cut the peppers into strips and the asparagus into bite-size pieces (about 1,5 cm).
  4. To save time, the rest of the sauce preparation and the pasta cooking can be done at the same time.
  5. Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until it is (al dente).
  6. Meanwhile, warm the remaining oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add the finely chopped shallot, then sauté 2-3 min, until it is softened. Add the cooked vegetables. Crumble the feta, add it to the pan, and stir. Mix well, then lower the heat to very low. Add just a little salt (feta cheese is rather salty), and pepper to taste.
  7. Drain the pasta then pour it into the pan, mix well and adjust the seasoning.
  8. Serve in the warmed dishes.


The asparagus and peppers may be cooked 2 days in advance then warmed and added to the pasta right before serving.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (250g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




22 g

34 %

Saturated 5 g
+ Trans 0 g

27 %


20 mg


240 mg

10 %


68 g

23 %


5 g

21 %


7 g


13 g

Vitamin A

30 %

Vitamin C

150 %


15 %


30 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: serving
Grain Products: servings
Milk and Alternatives: ½ serving
Meat and Alternatives: 0 serving

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Free :
Added Sugar
Source of :
Copper, Magnesium, Manganese, Niacin, Omega-3, Omega-6, Pantothenic Acid, Selenium, Vitamin B1, Zinc
Good source of :
Calcium, Fibre, Folacin, Phosphorus, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6
Excellent source of :
Iron, Potassium, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K

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This recipe is in the following categories: Pasta | Vegetables | Main courses/Entrées | Halal | High Calcium | High Fibre | High Iron | Kosher | Source of Omega-3 | Vegetarian | Italian

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