Simplify your cooking and eat healthy pasta loaded with vegetables. Toss veggies & pasta in a vegetable broth in a one-pot to have a delicious flavorful one-pot vegetable pasta meal.
Hi darling, how often do you eat pasta?
We don't do pasta that much in this house because gluten-free pasta(s) are pricy. But when we make pasta we like them with a lot of vegetables and in one pot, and the best part is to cook them in a vegetable broth.
Pasta primavera (yes let's talk Italian) or pasta with vegetables is a healthy choice compared to classic pasta that's loaded with saturated fat.
The best party of a one-pot vegetable pasta recipe is that you're going to cook the veggies and the pasta in the same pot. This reduces the workflow and the cleaning too.
On the health panel, you'll use all the cooking liquid, thus preserving all the nutrients.
What you'll love about a one-pot vegetable pasta recipe is that there're no rules to follow. You'll cook pasta and vegetables of your choice according to what's available for you.
However, go for gluten-free pasta if it's affordable and available if you are having chronic inflammation or any digestion issues, time enjoy a simple one-pot vegetable pasta for your family.
In this vegetable pasta, I used zucchini, summer squash, bell peppers, frozen peas, tofu, and garnished with no-sugar pickled onions. You can adapt this recipe according to seasons as well.
You can serve your one-pot pasta with creamy tofu vegan dressing or any healthy sauce of your choice, though they're delicious just as they are.
Pasta like penne, macaroni, passatelli, fusilli, rotini will be better for a simple one-pot vegetable pasta for your family.
How to make a one-pot pasta
- If you want a quick meal then chose veggies that cook fast or those that you can eat raw
- Clean and chop your veggies before starting to cook because some pasta cooks very fast especially gluten-free pasta
- Adopt the cooking time of veggies to that of pasta, for example, if the pasta cooks for less than 5 mins, then cook veggies and the pasta together. However, if the pasta takes 12 mins, and you don't want to overcook your veggies then cook pasta halfway before adding the veggies.
- Chop small size veggies that will cook fast.
- Don't overload your one-pot pasta with liquid, just put the broth/water on the same level as the veggies and pasta; I use 1 cup water/broth for a cup of pasta
- If using vegetable broth, make sure it's at room temperature if not so, use boiling water.
- Don't cook the pasta till they are cooked, but rather stop the cooking about 2 mins before the time indicated on the package; the pasta will continue cooking anyway after you cut off the heat.
Can you store a one-pot vegetable pasta?
Yes, you can make this pasta primavera in your batch cooking. Depending on what veggies you use you can keep this recipe up to 3-4 days in the fridge.
I do hope this one-pot vegetable pasta recipe will help you in reducing too much cooking when making pasta.
If you feel challenged, start with some little pasta with veggies then you'll learn with time how to go around it.
If you're cooking this for kids or people who don't appreciate veggies then grate/shred the veggies and add them in the pot when pasta is halfway cooked
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Enjoy some more healthy pasta meals
A one-pot vegetable pasta recipe
- A sauce-pan
- 2 knife and a chopping board
- 2 medium onions
- 1 tbsp cold-pressed olive oil
- thumb of ginger
- 1 a small root of turmeric
- 3 cloves of galic
- 3 cups Zucchini & summer squash (1cup/person)
- 2 cups frozen peas (thawed)
- 2 cups un cooked pasta (11 mins cooking time)
- 2 cups vegetable broth (at room temperature) or boiling water
- 1 cup bell pepper (yellow & red)
- salt & pepper
- fresh herbs of your choice (I used fresh basil)
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- Clean all your veggies
- Chop all and set them a side
- Put your sauce-pan on a source of a heat and add onions then olive oil
- cook the onions covered for 3 mins then add garlic, ginger & turmeric
- Now add pasta and mix vigorously
- Add the vegetable broth, increase the heat till boiling takes place then lower it
- Cook the pasta for 5 mins covered
- Now add zucchini and cover to cook for about three mins
- Add the peas, salt, & pepper and cook for 2-3 minutes
- Cut off the heat and add the bell peppers together with your herbs of choice
- Mix gently, cover and leave to cool
- You can add any cream of your choice (optional)
- Before serving add apple cider vinegar, taste for seasoning stir the pasta to mix up everything
- Serve and garnish with pickled onions or any pickled veggies
- Enjoy your one-pot vegetable pasta, rate and leave a review, please do share. I love you.
- I use gluten-free pasta that cooks fast
- But this recipe used pasta that the cooking time was 11 mins
- If the pasta cooks for 11-12 minutes, then add the pasta in the cooking onions with spices add broth or water and cook halfway after the boiling takes place before adding veggies unless you are using hard to cook veggies like carrots that you can cook along with the pasta.
- Chop your veggies in small sizes so they can cook fast especially with pasta that has a short cooking duration.
- Cut off the heat 1-2 minutes before the indicated time on the pasta packaging; this is because the pasta will continue cooking even after you cut off the heat.
- Don't serve the one-pot vegetable pasta immediately, let the pasta cool down and absorb the cooking liquid.
- I use 1 cup of water/broth for a cup of pasta. If this doesn't work well for you because of the different ranges of pasta, please do adjust the liquid.