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Date Night Creamy Tomato Basil Pasta

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Italian


Unbelievably creamy tomato basil pasta with oven roasted vegetables - easy, filling and healthy & pink in colour 😉 .. perfect for date night 😀


  • 150 grams penne
  • 1 cup red bell pepper (cubed)
  • 1 cup yellow bell pepper (cubed)
  • 1 cup green bell pepper (cubed)
  • 1 cup broccoli (cut in florets)
  • 400 grams tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 tbsp garlic (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1/2 cup vegetable stock
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 2 tbsp basil (chopped)
  • 4 tbsp olive oil (extra virgin)
  • salt
  • pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degree celsius. Line a baking tray with foil or parchment paper. 
  2. In the meanwhile, boil the pasta as per package instructions. 
  3. In a bowl, add the bell peppers and broccoli. Add 2 tbsp oil, salt and pepper. Mix and transfer to the baking sheet. Transfer this to the oven and let the vegetables roast for 20-25 minutes.
  4. In a pan, add remaining oil, garlic and sauté for a couple of minutes until lightly fragrant. 
  5. In a blender, add the tomatoes and blend for a few seconds until a fine puree is formed. Keep aside to be used for the sauce.
  6. In a large pan, add remaining oil and garlic. Sauté until the garlic is fragrant. Add the tomato puree, salt and pepper. Cook on medium flame until a thick tomato sauce is formed.
  7. Add basil leaves, wine, vegetable stock, pasta and grilled veggies. Cook for 4-5 minutes until everything is well incorporated. Transfer to serving bowls and sprinkle with some parsley or parmesan.

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