Summer Pasta Primavera

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With roasted tomatoes, zucchini, and corn, this pasta primavera is an ode to summer.

I realize the title of this dish is a bit of an oxymoron — the word “primavera” means springtime in Italian. But, generally, when we think of pasta primavera, we think of pasta with a chorus of vegetables from any season. With roasted tomatoes, corn, and zucchini, this pasta primavera is an ode to summer.  It’s rich in flavor so I serve it as a main dish, but it also makes a fantastic side to grilled Italian sausage.

What you’ll need To Make Summer Pasta Primavera

ingredients for pasta primavera

To Make Summer Pasta Primavera

To begin, combine the tomatoes, shallots, garlic, olive oil, salt, and sugar on the prepared baking sheet. Toss with your hands or a rubber spatula until the vegetables are evenly coated.

tossing tomatoes, shallots, and garlic with oil and seasoning

Arrange the vegetables in a single layer and roast at 450°F for about 20 minutes, or until the tomatoes are starting to brown.

roasted tomatoes, shallots, and garlic

Remove the pan from the oven and add the zucchini and corn. Toss with a rubber spatula (the tomatoes will collapse; that’s okay) and spread into an even layer.

adding corn and zucchini to roasted tomatoes

Roast for 5 minutes more, until the zucchini and corn are tender-crisp.

roasted summer vegetables for pasta primavera

Meanwhile, cook the pasta in salted water until al dente and drain.

draining pasta for pasta primavera

Add the pasta back to the pan, along with the roasted vegetables and all their juices. Add the butter, herbes de Provence, red pepper flakes, pecorino romano, basil, and pine nuts.

mixing the pasta with the other ingredients in pot

Toss well, then taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.

mixed pasta primavera in pot

Spoon into pasta bowls and drizzle with olive oil, if desired. Serve with more grated cheese. Enjoy!

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Pasta with Roasted Summer Vegetables

With roasted tomatoes, zucchini, and corn, this pasta primavera is an ode to summer.

Servings: 4-6
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Total Time: 45 Minutes


  • 1-1/4 lbs (2 pints) cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 4 shallots, thinly sliced
  • 5 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, plus more for serving
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 medium zucchini, cut into 1/4-inch chunks
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh corn kernels, from 2 ears corn
  • 12 oz fusilli (or similar shape) pasta
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon herbes de Provence (see note)
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese, plus more for serving
  • 1/2 cup tightly packed basil leaves, roughly chopped
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts, toasted (see note)


  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F. Line a baking sheet with heavy duty aluminum foil.
  2. Combine the tomatoes, shallots, garlic, olive oil, salt, and sugar on the prepared baking sheet. Toss with your hands or a rubber spatula until the vegetables are evenly coated. Arrange the vegetables in a single layer and roast for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the tomatoes are just starting to brown. Remove the pan from the oven and add the zucchini and corn. Toss with a rubber spatula (the tomatoes will collapse; that's okay) and spread into an even layer. Roast for 5 minutes more, until the zucchini and corn are tender-crisp.
  3. Meanwhile, cook the pasta in salted water until al dente. Drain, then add the pasta back to the pan. Add the roasted vegetables and all their juices to the pasta, along with the butter, herbes de Provence, red pepper flakes, Pecorino Romano, basil, and pine nuts. Toss well, then taste and adjust seasoning if necessary. Spoon into pasta bowls and drizzle with olive oil, if desired. Serve with more grated cheese.
  4. Note: Herbes de Provence can be found in the spice section of your supermarket. Most markets carry it but if you can't find it, dried thyme may be substituted.
  5. Note: To toast the pine nuts, put them in a dry skillet and cook over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, until golden in spots, about 3 minutes.

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Nutrition Information

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  • Per serving (6 servings)
  • Calories: 540
  • Fat: 25 g
  • Saturated fat: 7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 66 g
  • Sugar: 11 g
  • Fiber: 6 g
  • Protein: 16 g
  • Sodium: 695 mg
  • Cholesterol: 27 mg

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Reviews & Comments

  • hi Jen, could this salad be served cold or at room temperature? thank you

    • — BARBARA RIDDLE on September 10, 2020
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    • Sure – enjoy!

      • — Jenn on September 11, 2020
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  • Hi jenn,

    I made this last night! It was delicious! What a great flavor the herbs de provence add to it! It’s usually the little things in your recipes that make all the difference. I just love it!

    Thank you!

    Kristen Berry

    • — Kristen Berry on August 13, 2020
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  • Absolutely loved this recipe! Do the leftovers freeze well?

    • — Elise Denoff on August 9, 2020
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    • Glad you liked it! I think this one is definitely best fresh, but if you have leftovers that you don’t want to go to waste you could certainly try freezing it. If you try it, please report back about how it is when you eat it the second time around. 🙂

      • — Jenn on August 9, 2020
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  • This was the best pasta dish I have made in a long time! I randomly came across it googling “summer pasta recipes.” I love that the veggies are roasted verse sautéed as they had so much flavor and loved the addition of the corn! Already shared and have rave reviews from my family. Thank you!

    • — Jennifer on August 6, 2020
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  • I made as directed, except that I used a good Parmigiano-Romano I had at hand. It was delicious, and so perfect for a summer evening dinner al fresco! Thank you!

    • — I-Rod on August 4, 2020
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  • This is a wonderful summer dish…light and fresh tasting. I made it exactly as written, but in future I think I would add the zucchini and corn at the same time as the other vegetables. I would still cook the entire 25 or so minutes, stirring midway. I think the corn in particular would benefit from a little more roasting. This is all you need for a summer evening meal, with maybe some good bread. One note: I didn’t have herbes de provence on hand, so I looked up what it was made of, and mixed my own. Putting that on the shopping list.

    • — PaulainVA on August 1, 2020
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  • This was REALLY good! I did add a medium baby eggplant, cut into 1/4 inch pieces (I had it on hand and didn’t weant to waste it) and upped the seasonings and olive oil just tad as a result, otherwise, made it exactly as written and it was delicious. It also reheated well, which I was sceptical about given the amount of butter. Definitely makes closer to six servings, especially if served with a side salad. I can’t say the tomatoes ever browned, and in my experience, roasting doesn’t ever make zucchini and corn crisp, so those seemed odd things to judge the doneness by, but if you just follow the times and the temp settings it will all tunr out good. I’ll definitely be making this one again and may add a couple of rosemary sprigs to the veggies as they roast. Cheers!

    • — 8stringfan on August 1, 2020
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  • Absolutely delicious! My family loved it!

    • — Karen Monier on July 26, 2020
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  • The flavor from the roasted tomatoes drives everything home wonderfully. I’m going to be one of those “I substituted” reviewers, and I apologize upfront. It’s roughly 90 degrees here and I was afraid my husband would divorce me if I asked him to run to the store one more time for me. I didn’t have shallots, so I used thinly sliced yellow onions. I had no zuchini nor fresh corn so I did without both. I had a couple of handfuls of spinach that I sauteed just to try and beef the dish up since I hadn’t the other two vegetables to roast. I also didn’t have Pecorino Romano, so I used Cotija cheese that I had on hand which turned out to be an awesome stand in. I was lucky enough to have just the right amount of pine nuts to toast and add. The flavors were a hit with my family. I cannot wait to have all the original ingredients and give it another go. I love your recipes and I thank you for providing the delicious framework that allowed for some substitutions.

    • — Anne Doherty on July 25, 2020
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  • The first recipe of yours that I made was the French Apple Cake, which is simply perfect.that was two years ago, and since then I have shared your recipe with dozens of friends, for everyone who tries it loves the simplicity and wonderful flavor
    During the past two weeks I have been staying at a friend’s home at the beach, and in that time I have made 3 of your recipes: Baked Ziti, Pasta Primavera (the addition of corn is brilliant👍), and Raspberry Ricotta Cheesecake. All were delicious. Your directions are so clear and precise and there is no question left unanswered. I was especially impressed at how well the cheesecake turned out because I initially was nervous about taking it out of the oven when the center was still so jiggly, but I trust your recipes and so I followed them to a “T” and was gratified when the consensus was that this cheesecake is a 10.!

    • — Barbara Dedman on July 20, 2020
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    • So glad you like the recipes! 🙂

      • — Jenn on July 21, 2020
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  • Delicious, and a perfect way to use veggies from our CSA.

    • — Kim on July 13, 2020
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  • Great recipe. One of our favorites!

    • — mikermeals on July 12, 2020
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  • Hi Jen,
    A friend passed along your chicken Marsala recipe which I thought was fabulous. I’ve loved every recipe of yours that I’ve made so far. Your Summer Pasta Primavera is, hands down, the best pasta salad I’ve ever had! It has the body of a great Italian entree, a little heat with the garlic/shallots/red pepper flakes, and the pine nuts, (while $$$) give it a nice bit of crunch. Simply fabulous. I’ll be making it again next week!!!!!! Thank you!

    • — Lynn on July 8, 2020
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    • I made this summer pasta primavera recipe about three times. Every time, it’s always delicious and conforting. I will make this recipe many more times to come. It’s a simple dish to cook, but the flavors are there and it’s vegetarian. It was really appreciated by a friend who ate with me for lunch one day.

      • — Caroline Blais on July 26, 2020
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  • So good!

    • — Laurie on June 28, 2020
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  • Hi Jen
    Can I substitute the sugar for honey or even omit adding either?
    Love your recipes Jen and look forward to making this pasta fish tonight.

    • — Martine on June 27, 2020
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    • Sure, Martine. It’s no problem to omit it. Enjoy!

      • — Jenn on June 27, 2020
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  • This recipe was delicious! I made it as instructed minus the pine nuts. The flavor was incredible. I highly recommend making this!

    • — Lauren on June 19, 2020
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  • Very good, I substituted asparagus for the zucchini and it was great.

    • — Andrew Greene on May 31, 2020
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  • I have been waiting for fresh corn to make this dish, and wow- well worth the wait. Easy, delish dinner that even my picky kids loved.

    • — Courtney on May 29, 2020
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  • Had planned on making this recipe to get rid of a lonely and unwanted zucchini – surprise no fresh tomatoes. I used a 28 oz. can of diced tomatoes instead. I debated whether to drain the tomatoes or not and finally decided to include the juice too. It worked and we were able to enjoy this wonderful pasta. (The original recipe is a 5 star too)

    • — Ty on May 6, 2020
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    • Thanks Jen…..we loved this pasta salad…..I roasted chopped red and yellow peppers and it was delicious!!! I’m also want to try Every recipe on your site!!! You’re the best Jen!!!

      • — Monica H. on June 14, 2020
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  • This was fun to make and tasty and satisfying! I had to use Roma tomatoes and red onion because those are what I had on hand. Also used a whole pound of pasta and was able to get two lunches out of it for our family of four. Thanks, Jenn!

    • — Lesley K. on April 25, 2020
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  • Substitute with parmesan cheese. turned out excellent nevertheless.
    really easy and delicious recipe!

    • — Ghazal Sajid on April 17, 2020
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  • Made this for a second time, cooked the corn and squash a little longer than suggested and doubled the pinoli nuts after the first time. Wife and I Love this dish. Served it with side a steamed artichoke and some grilled chicken thighs.

    • — Ray on January 10, 2020
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    • What great additions to serve by its side! Thanks for the idea. Will like to do the same next time.

      • — Aine on July 25, 2020
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  • Excellent, followed the recipe exactly. I use a convection oven so I would roast the tomatoes a little less and same for squash/zucchini. Used tricolor rotini and served it with some grilled hot Italian chicken sausage and some grilled boneless skinless chicken thighs. Fam loved it, grandkids even liked it.

    • — Raymond J Leone on December 2, 2019
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  • Jenn, this looks wonderful. Two questions: 1) Can I roast the veggies a day ahead of time and 2) can it be served at room temperature?
    Many thanks.

    • — Macky Miller on September 18, 2019
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    • Hi Macky, Yes and yes! 😊

      • — Jenn on September 19, 2019
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      • Oh wow, have you ever made my day. Thank you so much.

        • — Macky Miller on September 19, 2019
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  • Tonight was a Once Upon a Chef dinner: cioppino, summer pasta primavera and the plum galette. Everything turned out simply delicious! My goal is to try every single recipe. Already through about 30-40 percent. Thank you so much Jenn for making cooking such a joy.

    • — Tanya on August 28, 2019
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  • Greetings Jenn,

    I found your site (blog?) accidentally awhile back. I fell in love with your recipes and the fact that as a professional chef your recipes are incredibly delicious yet unfussy. As a home cook, I love the fact that someone with your training is kind enough to share your expertise with everyone. Consequently, when you created your cookbook, I bought it IMMEDIATELY and LOVE IT❣ I missed your book signing here in DC. I do hope to meet you in person just to say “thank you” for sharing your talent with the rest of us. This is my first-ever review. Please forgive the its length. This recipe was in my email and decided to make it this afternoon. LOVE AT FIRST BITE🤗🤗🤗

    You are fabulous.

    Peace & blessings,

    • — Sunni on August 25, 2019
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    • Hi Sunni, thanks so much for your incredibly sweet words–so glad you enjoy the recipes! xoxo ❤️

      • — Jenn on August 26, 2019
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  • I didn’t use exact measurements (since pasta salad very forgiving) but followed ingredients and it turned out great. Thanks for the recipe – you can teach old dogs new tricks!

    • — Wend on August 8, 2019
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  • Another of your marvelous recipes. Made exactly as written. The flavors are complex and the texture is terrific. I added roasted shrimp for a protein and it was sensational. Thank you again!

    • — Busyguy7447 on August 6, 2019
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  • I made it exactly per the recipe the first time and it tasted like pasta sauce. The second time I just roasted the veggies and added some Japanese eggplant. I liked it even better. Great recipe! I think the little bit of sugar is the magic ingredient.

    • — Betty Twiss on July 29, 2019
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    • Just made this for dinner. SO YUMMY!!! My husband said it would be okay with him if I made it everyday! A great way to use all those summer vegetables. Thanks Jenn! I’ve tried many of your recipes and all have been delicious!

      • — Marty on July 30, 2019
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      • So good….a bit of prep work but worth every step. I love your recipes.

        • — Nancy on September 18, 2019
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  • Hey Jenn–

    We made this tonight and loved it! I was wondering if I were to double it for a party would I need to increase the roasting time? If the vegetables still fit in an even layer than I probably wouldn’t need to, right?

    As everyone else who comments says, I love ALL of your recipes. You’re amazing.

    Thanks for the help!

    • — Kellie-jo on July 28, 2019
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    • Hi Kellie-jo, So glad you like the recipes! Yes, if the veggies are in a single layer, increasing the recipe shouldn’t affect the roasting time too much. You may just need a few extra minutes. Hope that helps. 😊

      • — Jenn on July 29, 2019
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  • This is the best past primavera I have ever eaten, and I made it!! 😎

    Flavors were perfectly balanced. (Now that I have discovered herbes de provence, I will look for other opportunities to use it.)

    I cannot wait to make this recipe for our family lobster fest. I’m sure it will be a hit!

    Thank you!!

    • — Sue K on July 28, 2019
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  • Wow! Jenn……….this pasta is fabulous! Everyone here loved it! Definitely a keeper. Thanks so much for all the great recipes!!

    • — Lisa on July 26, 2019
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  • This pasta is delicious! I halved it for the two of us. I had a couple of leftover strips of good bacon that I chopped and added, and that gave it even more flavor. I used a mixture of green and golden zucchini. I didn’t have the cheese it called for, but always have Trader Joe’s Quattro Formaggio on hand, and it worked well. Couldn’t find the fusilli at my store, so I used mini farfalle.

    It took a bit of time to prepare, but well worth it. I will definitely be making this again in the summer as I love using vegetables from my garden!

    • — Kathleen on July 26, 2019
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  • OMG..killer pasta! Made it this afternoon and, if there’s any left :), I plan to serve it tomorrow with hamburgers on the grill.
    Love your recipes…and the easy to follow directions. I print the ones I use and I am needing a bigger binder
    Thank you
    Lucy W
    Sheridan, WY

    • — Lucy Widener on July 25, 2019
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  • This pasta looks fabulous. Can you serve it as a pasta salad at room temperature or cold?

    • — Claire on July 23, 2019
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    • Yep 🙂

      • — Jenn on July 23, 2019
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  • Made this recipe last night. What a treat! The flavors were excellent and actually, even better was the smell of roasting the veggies. Loved the sweetness the tomatoes and corn brought to the dish. There were a few small changes that did not effect the dish at all. I need to avoid dairy, so I substituted the Romano cheese with Follow Your Heart Parmesan (Vegan). Nothing is as wonderful as cheese, but when you cant use it, the new fake options are doing a good job of getting in the neighborhood. I roughly halved the entire recipe since I was cooking for two and this turned out to be ample, with leftovers for lunch the next day, and the pasta I used was whole wheat since that was the only Fusilli I could find and it was not too course and held onto the wonderful little bits perfectly. Seems like I go through phases where I can not think of a single thing to make for dinner. This website has bailed me out so many times. Such great recipes! Thank you Jenn Segal!!!

    • — Janiene Pape on July 22, 2019
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    • So glad you enjoy the recipes, Janiene!! ❤️

      • — Jenn on July 22, 2019
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  • Hi Jenn, I just tried it and I love it, absolutely love your recipes. Thank you so much❤️❤️❤️

    • — Ronnel Dawood on July 22, 2019
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  • FReakin-a Jenn!!! This was so delicious!!! I had to modify slightly and my husband said best pasta ever!!!

    I added shrimp cause we love it. I used Roma tomatoes cause that’s what I had. I used Tuscan dried seasoning. I used aged hard Gouda. I also grilled on the gas grill so I didn’t heat up the house. Amazing!!! Thank you!!! ♥️

    • — Lydia on July 21, 2019
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  • Devine!! While putting the sauce together, I added 1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes, some of the pasta water, some fresh spinach and a little extra olive oil. Delicious!! Very flavorful! This is a keeper!! Thanks so much!!

    • — Jeri G on July 21, 2019
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  • Your cookbook is the best, love your website, and always look forward to receiving your Thursday emails with delicious, new recipes to try. I am anxious to try this primavera recipe; however I am unable to eat corn due to health issues. What may I substitute for the corn?

    • — Kathy M on July 19, 2019
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    • ❤️
      So glad you like the recipes! You can use more zucchini or more tomatoes in place of the corn. If you’d like to use something different, yellow squash or diced bell peppers would work nicely too. Hope you enjoy!

      • — Jenn on July 19, 2019
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  • Excellent! I made a few changes (omitted cheese and butter due to dietary restrictions), used diced Roma tomatoes instead of cherry tomatoes, and added mushrooms (because they needed to be used). A surprisingly easy meal, using ingredients that were already on hand, and yielded fabulous results. I will be making this often both for company and just for us. Thanks for a wonderful recipe.

    • — Ty on July 18, 2019
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  • Fab-u-lous!!! Even my picky teens loved it! I did have to substitute the herbes de Provence with dried Thyme and left out the pine nuts – but nonetheless it was YUMMMMY! Adding it to my go-to list as we speak!

    • — Jules on July 18, 2019
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  • Can you serve this at room temperature? I would like to prepare ahead of time for my book club.

    • — Kathleen on July 18, 2019
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    • Definitely, I’ve served it that way. Enjoy!

      • — Jenn on July 18, 2019
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  • With all the fabulous reviews, I am definitely going to make this recipe this weekend. One question: I’m going to grill some sausages for the carnivores in my family. Any suggestions of what type of sausage would go best with the pasta? Thank you!

    • — Pam on July 18, 2019
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    • Hi Pam, I’d do spicy Italian pork sausage. Hope your family enjoys!

      • — Jenn on July 18, 2019
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    • Just finished making this and I’m waiting for my daughter to come home for dinner. I HOPE there’s some left for her. Is THAT good! I made it as close to the original recipe as I could. I had to substitute yellow squash for the zucchini because the store was sold out of zucchini. Everyone must have seen this recipe online and rushed to the store for the ingredients before me. Lol
      Also, I used 1/2 teaspoon red pepper instead of 1/8. We like a little heat.
      This will definitely become a summer go to dish. Thanks for all your great recipes!

      • — Deborah Roche on July 19, 2019
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  • Do you think parmesan would make a good substitute for the pecorino?

    • — Grace on July 10, 2019
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    • Yep 🙂

      • — Jenn on July 10, 2019
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  • This was so delicious—made it exactly as written, except increased the corn, because we love corn! Used best quality cheese and fresh picked basil from our garden. Made it with Trader Joe’s Red Lentil Gluten Free Pasta—absolutely amazing!

    • — Sandy on July 4, 2019
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  • Hi Jenn
    I want to make this but cant seen to find pecorino romano cheese. Would you please suggest
    a substitute?

    • — Donna Jessee on June 29, 2019
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    • Hi Donna, Parmigiano Reggiano will work nicely. Hope that helps! 🙂

      • — Jenn on June 29, 2019
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  • I made this and loved the flavors, but I really hate the rolled up tomato skins that are left after the roasting process. I’ve heard of plopping a tomato into boiling water for a minute to take the skin off, but they seems a little crazy with grape/cherry tomatoes. Any ideas?
    Thank you—Jenn P.

    • — Jenn on June 9, 2019
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    • Hi Jenn, That’s the only way I know how to do it; they do pop right out of the skin after being boiled and then shocked in cold water so I don’t think it’d be too tedious. Hope that helps!

      • — Jenn on June 9, 2019
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  • I made this with grilled sausages for a bbq this weekend. Everybody enjoyed it. I had not have cherry tomates so used four large which I cut into 1 inch cubes. I ran out of corn so omitted and added I yellow pepper and two large handfuls of spinach when the pasta was hot to add more vegetables. I will definitely make this again. So quick and easy.

    • — Irene on June 3, 2019
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  • This recipe is one of my husband and I’s favorite pasta recipes! It is super tasty and easy to make. I frequently make it for our work lunches. I would highly recommend this recipe to anyone who loves vegetables and pasta!

    • — Lauren Dixit on March 17, 2019
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  • This is one of our favorite Jenn recipes! We make it year round (using frozen corn in the winter and roasting the veggies a bit longer after adding it)!

    • — Erin on March 11, 2019
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  • One of my all time favorite recipes from Jenn’s blog! Absolutely delicious, so flavorful, beautiful and easy to make. I love to make extra so I can have leftovers for lunch.

    • — Elise on October 5, 2018
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  • This is a super hit recipe with our family. My kids keep coming back to this recipe and they have asked me to make this so many times . Simple , delicious and super yummy.

    • — Madhuri Krothapalli on October 4, 2018
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  • This was delicious! I made it as written and the only thing I would change is to put less garlic as I had big cloves and it was too much garlic, but I love the veggies with the crunch of the pine nuts. I’ve made it twice now!

    • — Alyssa on October 4, 2018
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  • Also – Is the corn roasted raw off the cob or cooked first?

    • Hi Linda, You’ll remove the kernels from the uncooked ears before roasting them. Hope you enjoy!

  • This was FANTASTIC. I mixed it up with the veggies a bit based on what I had in the fridge (no shallots, added carrots and string beans) and cooked them a bit longer; also substituted Parmesan cheese. Hands down the best pasta dish I’ve made and a new favorite. THANK YOU!

  • I do not have access to shallots, could I substitute yellow onion? What amount?

    • Sure, Linda – I think one large (or 2 small) yellow onions will work well.

  • I am obsessed with Jenn’s recipes and my family and I have loved every one of the many we’ve tried. This pasta is just ridiculously good. My 11 year old and I made it together in about 35 minutes and everyone, from my picky vegetarian teen to my meat loving husband, cleaned their bowls and begged for more. I can’t stop thinking about which friends and family members I can share this with. Thank you so much Jenn! You’ve brought so much joy into our house.

  • Delicious summer recipe! My whole family loved it. It makes quite a lot, but the leftovers held up very well. I opted to omit the butter at the end and used pasta water instead. Turned out great. Thanks!

  • Well Jenn you have done it again ….make me look fabulous in my family’s eyes! This dish is a perfect summer meal! I’m trying to do more plant based eating and was shocked when my hubby and son raved about it and then took 2nds and 3rds! Now I’m a bit upset I don’t have anything to eat tomorrow 😕.

  • Will this work with coarsely chopped big red tomatoes instead of cherry tomatoes?

    • Sure Daria, that will work. Hope you enjoy!

      • It did, and it was AMAZING! My kids still refused to eat it (because it was delicious, I suppose), but I don’t care! More for me! 🙂 Definitely entering our frequent rotation list. Thank you Jen – your recipes are amazing!

  • Delicious summer dinner! I love the idea of adding fresh mozzarella mentioned in an earlier comment. Will make again and again.

  • Delicious!! I did add 1/2 cup pasta water as another reviewer suggested. Yummy enough for company.

  • We made this last night and really loved it. It is a perfect summer dinner. My husband, who is a novice cook, made it mostly by himself and had no problem following the recipe. It looked exactly like the photo and tasted fabulous! We will definitely make it again.

    • — Katherine Scruggs
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  • O. M. G. Jenn, this might be the best recipe of yours I have made – and I have made a lot of them! If you are reading this review, make this immediately!

    The roasted tomatoes are the best part – they come out super sweet and with an amazing flavor. I roasted the veggies over the weekend and then put the rest of it together on a week night for a fast meal. I added pre-cooked chicken sausage to it to please my husband, but it really doesn’t need that in terms of flavor if you’re looking for a vegetarian dish. Served with arugula/corn salad with lemon and Parmesan for a complete meal.

  • Jenn, this salad is next-level good. I’ve used tricolor rotini (for more color), added a bit more zucchini for more veg and it turned out great. Pairs well with a mild Italian sausage.

    • — Kristin (Chicago)
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  • This was fantastic! Easy to make and very tasty. I reserved a bit of the pasta water to increase the sauciness, which worked well, and also added some bococcini balls. Delicious.

  • Hi Jenn, what do you mean by “smashed garlic”? Does one just flatten it with a knife and then dice it? Thanks! Love all your recipes.

    • Hi Hannah, yes, you would smash it with the side of your knife, but no need to dice it after smashing. Hope that clarifies and that you enjoy the dish!

  • My wife made this for dinner this evening and it was absolutely delicious! I just printed it off so she can make it again!

  • Loved this for dinner and then again as a cold pasta salad the next day! It keeps really well for a day or two. Just drizzle with a bit more olive oil and cheese.

  • The entire family thought this was delicious. I’ve not been disappointed in a single one of your recipes.

    • — Stephanie Day Muscelli
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  • What a great dish! My husband and I cooked it up together and it was ready and very delicious in no time at all. I will definitely pass this on to others. Very impressed!

  • Hi Jenn
    I was wondering could you use gluten free pasta for this meal? Looks delicious!

    • Hi Melissa, I definitely think you could use gluten-free pasta here. Enjoy!

  • I made this tonight as a side dish. I usually NEVER muck with Jennifer’s recipe, as one would never mess with perfection, BUT…I eliminate the corn,& roasted red peppers. Bring it was rainy & cold, my 41/2 granddaughter &I made homemade fusilli. Otherwise, NO other changes, & it was heavenly delish. Can’t wait for to make this again, using veggies from my garden.
    Thanks, Jen for another home run.
    Awaiting delivery of your book! Lots of luck

  • Hi Jenn! This is recipe is delicious just like all your other recipes that I’ve tried. My husband actually said that I’ve been “hitting it out of the park lately”. I want to make this recipe for a party I am having and I want to do as much in advance as possible. Could I roast all the vegetables the night before and the day of just reheat them in the oven or will all the juices dry out?

    Thank You!!

    • Hi Tamara, You can absolutely roast the veggies the day before — shouldn’t make any difference. Just keep them on the same pan so you don’t lose all the juices. Enjoy!

  • I love your recipes and this is my absolute favorite one so far!! It is so delicious!

  • How long does this store in refrig?

    • Hi Palma, it should keep nicely in the fridge for about 3 days.

      • Can I add sliced pepperoni for my husband as he “needs” meat at every dinner?

        • — Polly on July 18, 2019
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        • Sure, sausage would be good too. 😊

          • — Jenn on July 18, 2019
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  • This is one of my favorite go-to recipes, and not just at the end of summer. I typically make it as directed in the recipe; however, if I am out of a listed ingredient or just want to experiment a bit, I will make substitutions (i.e., add sweet potatoes or butternut squash in place of the corn; pecans or walnuts for the pine nuts; Parmesan for the Romano cheese; other dried herbs for the herbes de Provence). Since I generally have a rotisserie chicken in the refrigerator, I will sometimes add it to make it a substantial main course. And, or course, adding garbanzo beans or other beans is never a bad idea. I love how I can use it as a basic method and take liberties with the ingredients. It always turns out fantastic. I make half of the recipe since there are only two of us, and it makes more than we can eat, so I look forward to eating it later as a cold pasta salad. Absolutely delicious!

  • Wow! So good — this recipe is amazing (and easy)!!

  • This was such a simple and delicious recipe. When I first saw the recipe, I wasn’t expecting much in terms of flavour, but the tomatoes and roasted shallots really give this pasta its taste. The zuchinni and corn are great additions adding some texture to the pasta dish. I used Grana Padano instead and it tasted superb! Definitely adding this to my recipe box!

  • I made this a couple of weeks ago. Very easy and the flavors were awesome! It was screaming “the end of summer” in a bowl! Leftovers were just as good!! I will definitely be making this again!


  • This was delicious!!
    I had seconds :))
    Thank you!

  • Excellent meal!! Our young kids loved it too. Easy to make and prep. Thanks for the great recipe!

  • Loved this recipe! Quick, easy and even my picky eater enjoyed it!

    Do you think walnuts would be a good substitute for pine nuts? I tend to have those around more frequently than pine nuts.

    • Glad you enjoyed it! And, sure, walnuts would work here as well.

  • Hi Jen, Just made this delicious pasta dish. I have just recently been told I have a gluten sensitivity, so I did use a gluten free pasta. Still looking for a pasta I enjoy, but when I added the lovely roasted vegetables and herbs it was so comforting and yummy. Exactly what I was craving.
    Thank you again for a great hit.

  • This recipe was delicious! A family member is allergic to pine nuts so i left those out, but we never missed them! My daughter who usually hates zuchini loved it! i served it warm and will definitely makeit again.

  • Delicious is our evaluation of this recipe! I followed the recipe except for the basil. My family isn’t a fan of the bold flavor. My husband asked me to make it again so that means it’s a star recipe!! Thanks Jenn!

  • Made this recipe and it was a perfect way to use a large amount of our CSA at once and it was parent / toddler and baby approved!! I made it exactly to the recipe and thought it was summery, flavorful and was also great cold the next day. Next time I’m going to swirl in a little pesto. Great recipe!

  • Such a delicious and easy dish! I followed the recipe as written, substituting the dried thyme for the Herbs de Provence. The flavor was very rich, and the roasting vegetables filled the kitchen with a delicious aroma! I reheated some of the leftovers at work the next day, and a coworker asked what smelled so good. Thanks for another great recipe, Jenn!

  • Wonderful dish. I did make just a couple adjustments. First, on the roasting of the tomatoes, I added about a 1/2 teaspoon of anchovy paste (you’re going to have to trust me on this one). It adds sooo much depth to roasted veggies like this. There is no fishy taste at all, it will be that taste that others will never be able to put their finger on.

  • Truly delicious! Such a great combination of vegetables to roast – we loved how the garlic, shallots and tomatoes “melted” and the zucchini and corn stayed crisp. Nice textures, especially when adding the toasted pine nuts. This was easy to prepare (and clean up!). We served alongside some leftover grilled salmon. I may try to add some bacon as a topping next time. Thanks for yet another great recipe, Jenn!

  • Delicious! Made this dish two times in one week! Now my kids are going to make this when they are away at college.

  • My family loved this recipe! Even my picky son!

  • Made this the other night but just made 1/2 batch for two of us. It was delicious!! We had it as a side dish with grilled bacon wrapped pork ribeyes. The summer vegie flavor combination with the grilled meat was wonderful.

  • Had given up pasta ’til this recipe came to my inbox. I don’t know how you do it time and time again. You are a tremendous talent who should open a restaurant! (I’m sure you’ve been told!)
    Who would think a pasta recipe with some vegetables thrown in would garner such richness, and intensity of flavor that made my family crave all night! Thanks for yet another winner!!!!!

  • This is summer in a bowl! Delicious!

  • This is a PERFECT go-to if you’ve got garden surplus or you just want to put something colorful and gorgeous on your table. I absolutely loved this, and I love how it can be modified in a variety of ways to suit one’s tastes. I added orange bell pepper and chickpeas. Can’t wait to have it again for dinner tonight!

  • Made this last week with a few modifications and it was a huge hit. Loved the way the veggies turn out roasted this way and how it all comes together with the pasta. Included two medium bulbs of fennel that we got in our weekly farm box and it was a nice addition. Did not include the corn. A great way to celebrate the bounty of our summer and fall growing season.

  • Another winner! Perfect dish for this time of year to take advantage of great end of season fresh produce. Shame it won’t be as tasty to make all year round.

  • Made this for dinner tonight and it was AMAZING! Everyone enjoyed it – adults & kids – and fought over the seconds.

  • I made this last night for dinner…it was delicious. I was so glad when the dog asked to go out in the middle of the night – I snuck a few forkfuls of it cold while she was taking care of her business! Will be making this many more times all through late summer!

  • One word…. AMAZING!!!

  • I made this on Saturday as my contribution to a dinner invitation. There was nothing left of it.
    As I was entertaining on Sunday, I made it again…..barely any leftovers. Looks and smells delicious but most importantly is super tasty and fresh.
    I already added it to my list of go to dishes.

  • My family loved this pasta side! It’s a keeper recipe! I have a bumper crop of cherry tomatoes so thought I tried the recipe and I’m happy I did.

  • Made this for dinner with gluten free pasta. It was fabulous—wonderful combination of summer flavors—used fresh thyme from the garden in place of herbs de provence. Roasted the vegetables the night before. Rewarmed gently in microwave and then tossed with freshly cooked pasta—a fast on the table dinner for a busy worknight–

  • I have made similar pasta/veggie recipes that were bland but this version is DELICIOUS! Jenn, I love how your recipes are always so full of flavor. For those wondering about the pasta measurement, it’s 3/4 of a box.

  • Recipe smelled delicious while baking, but was somewhat disappointing. I only subtracted 1-star because, in hindsight, the recipe was compromised due some procedural errors I made. There are only 2 of us so I made a half recipe. Error #1 was using an 11×17 sheet pan. After 15 minutes @ 450 some of the tomatoes and onions around the edges were already overly dark and stuck to the pan bottom. All of the juices had evaporated. Next time I’ll use non-stick foil to line the pan and select a smaller bar pan for a 1/2 recipe. If your cherry tomatoes are very small in size (as mine were) I think they may not yield as much juice as well. I proceeded with the recipe by adding the zucchini and corn and baking for another 5 minutes. To make up for the lost juices I added a few tablespoons of water. Final analysis: I felt the veggie mixture seemed somewhat oily rather than juicy. The dish was flavorful, but rather ordinary. While I love pine nuts, I felt they were an odd choice—much to delicate to stand up to the robust Italian herbs and salty Pecorino Romano. I plan to make the recipe a 2nd time—watching cooking times more carefully, cutting vegetables in somewhat bigger pieces, cutting back on oil (and using non-stick foil) and omitting the pine nuts.

  • How long do leftovers of this keep for in fridge?

    • Hi Stephanie, I’d say 3 to 4 days.

  • This pasta dish is amazing! I made it for dinner last night and served it with chicken. From 18 months of age to grandparents and lots in between, it was loved by all. I had hoped for leftovers, but alas……..

  • Easy to make and delicious!! The mixture of textures and flavors is spot-on.

  • Made this recipe tonight for dinner. Was DELICIOUS !! YUMMM Yumm…
    Next time, I’m going to add chicken, as we love chicken.
    Thanks Jenn for this recipe! And all of your other great recipes 🙂

  • Delicious. And I didn’t have pine nuts or fresh basil. The sweetness made it. Thanks again for a great dish!

  • Wow!!!! The flavors in this dish, amazing. You never fail us Jen!!!!! Keep the recipes coming…nomnomnomnom

  • Looks wonderful. Is there a way to prepare this/ reheat to bring to a potluck dinner?

    • Hi Donna, It reheats well so go ahead and prepare it ahead and reheat in the microwave. If it seems a little dry, just add some olive oil. It’s also good at room temperature.

  • What can you subitute for the herbes de Provence?

    • Hi Rob, Fresh or dried thyme will work (use a tablespoon if using fresh).

  • This looks amazing! My husband has a nut allergy. Do you think this would be just as good without or do you have an idea for an alternative?

    • Hi Shawn, I’d replace the nuts with fresh mozzarella pearls. It’s nice to have texture contrast.

  • Jenn, you are a goddess. I can’t wait to make this. Probably this weekend. Was looking for a great recipe for end-of season corn and tomatoes. You never disappoint!

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