Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Roasted Carrot and Linguini


This recipe was inspired by the oh so talented Reeni of Cinnamon Spice and Everything Nice, and I even saw that Jenn of Bread and Butter was inspired to try it as well. The idea of roasting carrots and then pureeing to make a pasta sauce was intriguing to me. So here is my version, can't wait to see who does it next!

I also sent this recipe over to Little Stomaks an awesome blog dedicated to sound childhood nutrition with a column by Dietitians and Doctors. As I thought it was a fun way to get little ones to eat vegetables.

Ingredients

  • 3 Organic carrots
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 pack of linguine
  • a little Parmesan cheese
  • Italian herbs
  • chopped ham

Method

  1. roast the sliced carrot on a tray at 350 degrees with the garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper for 20 minutes or until soft
  2. then pureed
  3. cook the pasta until al dente
  4. heat a little olive oil with Italian herbs and toss the carrot puree with it and serve.
Anyone else got any cool carrot recipes please share!



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41 comments:

  1. I love this recipe. Have never tried a carrot sauce on pasta, I would love it. I wonder if my kids would.....need to try :)

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  2. Very interesting! Very healthy too! I've never heard of this anything like this myself.

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  3. This looks really different and yummy!

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  4. Nicely done!! It's it great to know that a sauce doesn't have to be red, white or green. It can be orange and be totally healthy and delicious!

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  5. New idea for a pasta sauce. What exactly are italian herbs

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  6. Slurpppp!!! such a delicious and tempting dish..

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  7. sp simple and nice!!! carrots must have been good made into a sauce!!!

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  8. Wow, what an interesting idea using carrots for a pasta sauce. Sounds intriguing. I think I might give it a go soon! :)

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  9. Simply delicious and easy to make. A creative,healthy way of preparing carrots.

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  10. I love simple, quick and delicious pasta dishes like this!

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  11. Mmmm I adore every ingredient in this recipe! I also would never have thought of Carrots & Pasta! Thanks for sharing :)

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  12. Gr8 recipe and looks delish....

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  13. I have made carrot pasta but not carrot pasta sauce - I bet it tastes great!

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  14. Marla: oh my 18 month old ate it
    Bo: oh you will have to give it a try was yum
    Jenn: well said and thanks so much
    Peanuts oh Italian herbs are a mix of oreganic thyme basil, etc
    priya: smiles
    Zurin: oh they worked really well
    Sari: oh it was so good
    sushyma: thanks
    alwaysawinner: oh thanks
    Angie: hope u try it lol
    Catherine: it was such a cool combo
    Vrinda: thanks
    doggybloggy; oh you will love it smiles

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  15. very good sharing. i'd love to have this carrot sauce instead of tomato sauce for pasta!

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  16. Rebecca what an original recipe! My mom used to always add carrots to her pasta sauce but of course it was mixed in with onions and tomatoes and celery.
    I am going to try this at some point!

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  17. I saw that recipe and I actually love a ton of carrots in my sauce. Delicious and must give it a go.

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  18. Aw, I wish I didn't just use up all my carrots, sounds so yummy!

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  19. This will be a great way to get my daughter to eat more veggies! She loves pasta so maybe this might work for me.

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  20. what a great idea for vegetarians, and also for issues with KS and eating tomatoes, which drives me nuts because that is the one thing I cannot live without! Great meal to get kids to eat at an early age, so they learn to love carrots!

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  21. A georgous, easy yet so versatile pasta dish!! Good for you too!

    MMMMMMMM,...lovely food!

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  22. okay, i really need to try this! i love the color!

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  23. What a lovely pasta dish Rebecca. This is a great way to make pasta healthy.
    Sam

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  24. This looks super yummy and filling.

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  25. This is perfect for anyone with acid/heartburn problems. Definitely must try. Thanks!

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  26. This looks delicious! I bet the sauce was quite sweet!

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  27. Looks yummy Rebecca! Have a wonderful VDay!

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  28. Thanks for trying my recipe Rebecca! I'm so happy you liked it! XO

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  29. Interesting recipe...Looks yummm

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  30. peachkins: thanks
    lululu: oh you will love it
    tasteofbeirut: oh hope you like it its a cool way to add carrots
    Claudia: hope you like it
    5 star foodie aw well after you go shopping next
    Bridgett; oh great let me know if it worked
    chef E: thanks so much
    Sophie: thanks
    teresa: oh thanks
    Sam: thanks smiles
    aubrey: thanks and thanks for stopping by
    Nour: oh thats a great point
    Natashya: enjoy
    fresh local and best yep and garlicy!
    Catherine: aw thanks so sweet of u
    Reeni: thank you for teaching me love ya
    gulmohar: thanks

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  31. Wow wonderful combo ... I have never tried it... looks good.

    Pavithra
    http://dishesfrommykitchen.blogspot.com

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  32. What a great healthy way to enjoy pasta without a lot of calories. I would have never thought of roasting carrots but it makes perfect sense. The carrots natural sugars really come alive when roasted.

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  33. This carrot sauce is EVERYWHERE lately. I think it's a sign that I need to make it...

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  34. Pavithra: oh thanks
    Velva; oh love the way you wrote this lol
    Joanne : its a sign!

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  35. I never heard of anything like this before but really love it, makes such a change from a tomato sauce.

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  36. I remember seeing this over on Reeni's site. I love carrots and agree that this sounds fantastic.

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  37. Carrots have been popping up in more recipes in unique ways. They should be used often!

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  38. Love this............healthy and yummy, for the kids too. Yum.

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