Grilled Vegetable Pasta with Wine Sauce Recipe
Grilled Vegetable Pasta with Wine Sauce is a versatile, healthy summer weeknight meal. Grill the vegetables you have on hand and add shrimp or tofu if you want to stretch it further. Delicious!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings (change as needed): 4 (or 3 larger portions)
- 6 cups vegetables, chopped into 1/2 inch pieces (any combination of red/orange peppers, mushrooms, red/white onion, asparagus, zucchini, eggplant)
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- salt and pepper
- 250 gram spaghettini, vermicelli, capellini or spaghetti (about 10 oz.)
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tsp small cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 tsp red chili flakes (fairly spicy)
- 1/2 cup white wine
- 4 tbsp butter (or 3 if you prefer)
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt or more to taste
- 1/4 tsp ground pepper
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
- Optional: 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
Heat grill to Medium-high to High (about 450-500F). Spray grill basket with oil.
GRILL VEGETABLES: Place chopped vegetables in grill basket. Drizzle with oil (add a touch extra if needed) and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss to coat evenly. Place basket directly on grill for 9-12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until veggies are slightly charred and tender the way you like them. Set aside.
BOIL PASTA: Boil pasta in salted water according to package directions. Drain. TIP: Try to time this to be ready when sauce is ready. If not, set aside and keep warm.
MAKE SAUCE: While pasta is boiling and veggies are grilling, heat oil on medium-high In saucepan or skillet. Add garlic and chili flakes and stir for a minute. Add wine, salt and pepper. Cook for 2-3 minutes. dd butter and stir just until melted. Turn off heat.
ASSEMBLE AND SERVE: Add pasta and toss. Add Parmesan cheese if using (reserving a little for passing if desired), parsley and grilled vegetables. Toss all together. Taste and adjust seasonings. Serve.
Don't have a grill basket? Instead of a grill basket, you can cut your vegetables into larger pieces, grill them and chop them up after. Either way will work fine.
Make Ahead: You can prepare the grilled vegetables ahead of time and warm them for a minute in the microwave before adding them to the final dish. You can also make the wine sauce ahead and then reheat to a boil, turn off the heat and add Parmesan (if using), parsley and grilled veggies. I suggest making the the pasta right before serving.