Cook's Hideout: Pasta with fresh vegetables

October 08, 2008

Pasta with fresh vegetables

This recipe was on the box of Barilla whole grain rotini. It looked and sounded easy enough for a quick weeknight dinner and so here it is.

Pasta – 8 oz. (any short pasta should be fine, I used whole grain rotini)
Broccoli – 1 bunch, chopped into florets
Carrot – 1 medium, sliced
Onion – 1 medium, thinly sliced
Peas – 1 cup (thawed if using frozen)
Cherry tomatoes – 2 cups, halved
Garlic – 2 cloves
Red chili flakes – ½ tsp
Dried Oregano – ½ tsp
Basil – 5 leaves (I used dried)
Parsley – 1 tsp, chopped (I used ½ tsp dried)
Salt & Pepper – to taste

  • Heat 2tbsp olive oil on medium flame, sauté garlic for few seconds.
  • Add onions and sauté for 5 minutes.
  • Add broccoli, carrots and peas; season with salt and pepper and sauté for another 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile cook pasta according to package directions.
  • Add 1 cup of pasta cooking water and simmer until the veggies are tender.
  • Add tomatoes, spices and cook for 2 more minutes. Add drained pasta, 1 tbsp olive oil; mix well and serve either warm or at room temperature.


  1. That looks really tasty and colorful! I love when package recipes are actually good!

  2. Sounds healthy with the veggies..

  3. looks delicious Pavani. I have pasta will make this way. good one.

    A Very Happy Dusshera to you and Your Family.


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