Roasted Summer Squash Pasta


½ pound rotini pasta (about half a box)

1 yellow squash (straight or crookneck)

4 slices fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into strips

2 tablespoons olive oil

salt and pepper

fresh basil leaves, chopped (optional)



Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Cook pasta according to package directions.  Drain well.

Slice squash into thin half circles.   

Line a baking sheet with foil.   Place squash on baking sheet.  Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.  Toss to coat evenly.

Roast squash for about 20 to 25 minutes.  Turn squash slices halfway through roasting.

In a large bowl, add squash to pasta.   Stir in sliced mozzarella.   Top with fresh basil leaves.  Season with additional salt and pepper if desired.   

Serve warm or cold.


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