Grilled Onions and Peppers over Rigatoni (08.12.13)

Posted at 10:40 AM, Aug 12, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-12 12:40:53-04
  • 12 ounces rigatoni
  • 1 medium red onions, sliced into 1/2-inch-thick rings
  • 1 large red bell peppers, cut into quarters
  • 1 large green bell pepper, cut into quarters
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 bunch spinach, stems trimmed, or one 5-ounce package
  • 1 cup (about 3 1/2 ounces) grated Parmesan
  • 1/2 cup basil leaves, thinly sliced
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste

Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Reserve 1 cup of the cooking water; drain the pasta and return it to the pot.

Meanwhile, heat grill or grill pan to medium-high. In a large bowl, toss the onions, bell peppers, oil, and ½ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Grill the vegetables, turning occasionally, until tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board and cut into bite-size pieces.

Add the grilled vegetables, spinach, reserved pasta water, and ¾ cup of the Parmesan to the pasta and toss to combine. Top with the basil and the remaining ¼ cup Parmesan before serving.

Courtesy: Dan's Market