Roasted Vegetable Pasta and Olive + Pesto Crostini Mezzetta Recipe

Thank you to Mezzetta for sponsoring today’s post and inspiring me to get creative and create a unique recipe for the Holidays. View my disclosure policy here.

Mezetta ProductsNathan and I have always loved to cook together and the holiday season always gives us more reason to be in the kitchen with each other. Nearly every day, we’re making something that fills our house with sweet and savory smells all day long.

Pasta is one of our favorite things to make during the cooler months because it’s such a comfort meal for us. And when you can make something as good as what I’m about to share with you, you don’t even have to leave the house into the blustery winter weather for feel good, restaurant quality food.

If you’re looking for a quick, delicious meal for you and your loved ones this holiday season: this is it. The Roasted Vegetable Pasta and Olive + Pesto Crostini look fancy yet only take a a little bit of time to pull together. You’ll look like pros with this easy, scrumptious meal. There’s hardly any prep thanks to the delicious foods from Mezzetta.

Roasted Vetable Pasta with Olive and Pesto Crostini RecipeThese recipes were SO easy thanks to the delicious flavors from Mezzetta. We used the following products to make both recipes:

Mezzetta Roasted Bell Pepper Strips and Caramelized Onions
Mezzetta Homemade Style MarinaraMezzetta Sliced Greek OlivesMezzetta Homemade Style Basil Pesto

Even before we made these recipes, we were constantly opening the jars of the olives and the red peppers/onions to snack on – they are just that good! We saved enough to make these recipes luckily, but after trying these Mezzetta products, I cannot wait to see what else they have. Everything had the perfect flavor for the recipes we made, too, which made it so easy to whip up a quick meal.


Roasted Vegetable Pasta

Roasted Vegetable Pasta
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Servings: 2
  • 8 oz Mushrooms Washed and Chopped in Half
  • 1 Jar of Mezzetta Roasted Red Peppers and Onions
  • 1/3 Cup of Mezzetta Kalamata Olives
  • 2 Servings of Pasta
  • 1 Cup of Mezzetta Marinara Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  1. Boil water to make the pasta. In another pan, cook the mushrooms in the olive oil over medium heat for about five minutes.
  2. Add in the olives, red peppers, and onions to the mushrooms and cook for another five minutes
  3. Add in the sauce to the vegetable mixture and cook for another five minutes.
  4. Once the water has come to a boil, add in the pasta and cook to desired consistency.
  5. Combine the noodles and the vegetable/sauce mixture and serve.

Olive and Pesto Crostini Recipe

Olive and Pesto Crostini
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
4 mins
Total Time
9 mins
Servings: 2
  • 4 Slices of French Bread
  • 2 Tbsp Cream Cheese
  • 4 Tsp Mezzetta Pesto
  • 3 Tbsp Mezzetta Kalamata Olives Chopped
  • Balsamic Glaze
  1. Toast the bread.
  2. Top with cream cheese.
  3. Spread pesto over the cream cheese.
  4. Sprinkle the olives over the top.
  5. Drizzle with balsamic glaze.
Recipe Notes

Use a flavored cream cheese for a different taste. We used chive and onion in this recipe.

Olive and Pesto Crostini Step by Step Recipe

Daily Giveaway

Mezzetta is offering an awesome giveaway every day in December!


To enter, visit Mezzetta and enter your name, email, address and favorite holiday memory. Each day a winner will be selected at random. Prizes will be shipped within 2 weeks.

Mezzetta Favorites Holiday Gift Basket (31 Winners – Daily) includes:
• 100% Italian Estate Grown Extra Virgin Olive Oil
• Golden Greek Peperoncini
• Garlic Stuffed Olives
• Castelvetrano Olives
• Pitted Greek Kalamata Olives
• Roasted Marinated Red & Yellow Sweet Bell Peppers
• Cocktail Onions
• 1 Apron (from House Party contents)
• 1 Metal Olive Spoon (from House Party contents)
• 1 Tote Bag (from House Party contents)
• 1 Ceramic Bowl


Mezzetta is also offering a downloadable $.50 off coupon on any Mezzetta products. The coupon is available from December 1st through December 31st – just in time for the holidays!