Mixed Vegetable Pasta

What do I do when I have to cook for myself and all that I have in the fridge is some left over pasta and some lonely veggies. The best part about cooking for myself is I don’t have to worry if my DH is going to like it or not. So I went with my whim and I made myself a big bowl of mixed vegetable pasta.
Mixed Vegetable Pasta
What do I do when I have to cook for myself and all that I have in the fridge is some left over pasta and some lonely veggies. The best part about cooking for myself is I don’t have to worry if my DH is going to like it or not. So I went with my whim and I made myself a big bowl of mixed vegetable p...

Mixed Vegetable Pasta

Summary

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  • Coursenoodles & pasta
  • Cuisineitalian
  • Yield2 servings 2 serving
  • Cooking Time30 minutesPT0H30M
  • Preparation Time10 minutesPT0H10M
  • Total Time40 minutesPT0H40M

Ingredients

Cooked pasta (I used whole wheat penne rigate)
1 cup
Onion – medium
1
Carrot – large
1
Green pepper – medium
1
Zucchini – medium
2
Corn kernels (I used frozen corn)
½ cup
Tomato – medium
1
Lemon juice
1tbsp
Red pepper flakes
1tsp
Garlic powder
½ tsp
Herbe de provence (or Italian seasoning)
1 tsp
Salt & Pepper
to taste

Steps

  1. Dice all the veggies to approximately the same size.
  2. Heat 2tsp olive oil in a large pan on medium heat, add onions, carrots and green peppers and sauté for 8-10 minutes or until the veggies are slightly tender.
  3. Add zucchini and corn and cook for another 5 minutes.
  4. Add tomatoes, red pepper flakes, garlic powder and herbs. Cover and cook until tomatoes are tender but not mushy, about 3 minutes.
  5. Toss pasta with the veggies, season with salt and pepper and let the pasta heat through for 5 more minutes.
  6. Remove from heat, add lemon juice, mix well and serve hot with generous sprinkle of parmesan cheese.
Mixed Vegetable Pasta
You can also add/ substitute broccoli, asparagus, green beans, yellow squash, peas etc. to this dish. (These are the veggies I can think of from the top of my head right now). Also this makes lot of food for one person.
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