Veggie Pasta Recipe

Mar 7, 2021 | Nutrition

veggie pasta recipe

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Pasta is often seen as an “unhealthy” food that “makes you fat”. In this veggie pasta recipe, I’m showing that this is untrue.

I always saw veggie pasta as the meal that no one takes on a restaurant menu. Well, except for vegetarians. I was so wrong to think that.

Let me tell you one thing; veggie pasta is so underrated. Also, a meal that includes vegetables doesn’t have to taste bland!

Not only this veggie pasta recipe is delicious, but it’s also so fast and easy to make.

You don’t need much; any vegetables you have in your fridge, some type of pasta, and 30 minutes of your time. That’s it!

For me, it has become the go-to meal when my veggies are about to go bad.

Most of the time, I go for eggplant and zucchini. But this recipe would taste amazing with any other vegetables; spinach, bell peppers, asparagus.

The only one that I would always include is tomatoes since it helps to create a sauce.

You name it, that veggie pasta recipe is super versatile and – I’m sure – will easily make you eat your veggies.

Let’s go to the recipe!

Health benefits

🌱  Rich in fibers

🌱  Source of antioxydants

🌱  Rich in vitamins (A, B6, C) and minerals (magnese, potassium)

Ingredients

For 2 servings

  • 200g (2 cups) pasta of choice
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 1 eggplant, peeled and diced
  • 1 big tomato, peeled and diced
  • A few basil leaves
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 tbsp olive oil, for cooking
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

Step 1

Heat a pan with olive oil and sauté the onion for 2-3 minutes. In the meantime, cook your pasta according to the package instructions. When cooked, don’t drain it.

Step 2

Add the chopped zucchini, eggplant, tomato, and basilic leaves to the pan. Stir over medium heat for 10 minutes.

Step 3

Then, add a few tbsp of the water the pasta cooked in. Add salt, pepper and cook for another 5-10 minutes or until veggies are tender.

Step 4

Serve the pasta with a drizzle of olive oil, nutritional yeast, or parmesan.

Notes and variations

  • Tip: if you’re in a rush, make sure you chop your veggies finely, it will cook faster!

  • It doesn’t seem like that but adding the water you cooked your pasta in makes the difference! Not only it adds flavor and but it also helps the sauce thicken.

  • Feel free to add your favorite herbs and spices to mix things up; oregano, cumin, rosemary.

veggie pasta recipe

If you make this veggie pasta recipe, make sure to tag me on Instagram @vlourish so I can see your recreations!

Hey, I’m Virginia

I am passionate about health and wellness. After going through mental and physical health issues, I created 
vlourish
 to share my authentic journey to a healthy lifestyle.

My mission is to inspire women to live a wholesome life through nutrition, self-care, and hormonal balance.

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