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Penne with Roasted Vegetables and Prosciutto, Giada De Laurentiis knock off recipe

Updated on December 8, 2013

Penne with Roasted Vegetables and Prosciutto

5 stars from 1 rating of Penne with Roasted Vegetables and Ham

Easy and absolutely delicious

This has turned out to be an absolute favorite pasta salad dish in our household. If you love fresh vegetables and pasta this is for you! It's great served warm or cold, makes a wonderfully fresh side dish, or even main dish, and is full of flavor. This is a knock off version of Giada De Larentiis from Giada at Home, episode Backyard Campout.

We prefer making it with honey ham finely chopped instead of Prosciutto. Prosciutto is a strong Italian meat in my opinion, and honey ham is much lighter and sweeter. But if you love Prosciutto, by all means use that!

Penne with Roasted Vegetables and Prosciutto


Giada De Laurentiis


Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 35 min
Ready in: 1 hour 5 min
Yields: 6-8


  • 1 lb. penne pasta, cooked and drained
  • 2 large zucchini, quartered
  • 3 medium squash, quartered
  • 1/2 cauliflower, Chopped in large pieces
  • 2-3 medium carrots, cut into coins then halved
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, chopped finely
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, for the sauce
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar, for the sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Agave or honey, for the sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard, for the sauce
  • 3/4 cup fresh grated Parmesan
  • 9 oz. Prosciutto or honey ham, thinly slices
  • 1/4 black pepper, for the sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, for the sauce

Get cooking!

Cook your penne
Cook your penne
Roast your veggies
Roast your veggies
Combine ingredients
Combine ingredients


  1. Boil a large pot of salted water, add your pasta, stirring occasionally, and cook al'dente. Once cooked, drain (do not rinse) and place in a large serving bowl.
  2. Chop your vegetables into large size pieces and finely chop your garlic gloves. Spray a baking sheet generously with vegetable oil cooking spray. Then arrange all of your vegetables in an even layer on the baking sheet. Set your oven to 450 and place the baking sheet in the mid to upper half of you oven and cook until golden brown, about 20 minutes. If desired, sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. For the sauce: Whisk together the oil, vinegar, mustard, honey, salt and pepper in a small bowl until smooth and well blended.
  4. When the vegetables are done, add them to the bowl with the pasta. Sprinkle in your fresh Parmesan cheese, then toss the vegetables and pasta. Pour the sauce over the pasta and continue to mix that well. Add the prosciutto or chopped honey ham on top. Let it cool a little, then serve and ENJOY!

© 2013 Rebecca


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    • Eiddwen profile image


      5 years ago from Wales

      mmm Love this one and here's to so many more by you., Enjoy your weekend.


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      Janet Giessl 

      5 years ago from Georgia country

      I'm a great pasta fan so I'm always looking for new recipes. This one sounds very interesting and delicious as it has a lot of great ingredients. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe.


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