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Pasta with Fresh Vegetables

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.

Makes

6 servings

Looking for a recipe with summer flavor? This delicious vegetable pasta dish is so easy to prepare and a great way to use up your garden-fresh veggies. It’s also hearty and nutritious but still lower in fat and calories! —Laurie Couture, Swanton, Vermont
Pasta with Fresh Vegetables Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 8 ounces uncooked penne pasta
  • 1 cup sliced fresh carrots
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 cup fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 cup sliced yellow summer squash
  • 1 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh oregano or 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups chopped fresh plum tomatoes
  • Grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, saute carrots in oil until crisp-tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in tomatoes, broccoli, squash, green pepper and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until vegetables are tender, 8-10 minutes.
  3. Stir in pasta; sprinkle with cheese.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/4 cups: 205 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 244mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 4g fiber), 7g protein.

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