How to Make Really Easy Vegetable Pasta

By LeafTV Editor

A friend of mine stopped by one night when I had made a simple asparagus pasta and was so impressed she asked for the recipe. This is a super easy pasta dish that you can whip together after work with vegetables you have in the fridge.

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Step 1

Prep your vegetables. You'll want to cut whatever veggies you are using into about 1 inch pieces. Not too small that they will get mushy, but small enough to eat without having to use a knife.

Step 2

Boil water in a large pot for the pasta. Also boil water in another saucepan for steaming the vegetables.

Step 3

Once the pasta water is boiling, add some salt. Then add your pasta. Consult the pasta box for the amount of time you should boil the pasta. I usually boil it for a minute or two less to ensure it stays al dente.

Step 4

Since the pasta has started, you can cook the vegetables. Put them in a steamer. If you don't have one you can put them directly in the saucepan (in an inch or so of water). Cook them for 5 minutes or less depending on how crunchy you like them. If you are including tomatoes, I would throw them in at the end for a few seconds.

Step 5

Once the pasta and vegetables are done, drain them both and combine in a serving bowl.

Step 6

Spoon out portions of your dish into pasta bowls. Grate fresh parmesan cheese on top of each dish. Put some extra grated cheese on the table.