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Vegetable Garden Pasta

Vegetable Garden Pasta uses fresh, in-season produce for maximum flavor! This simple vegetarian dish is healthy and adaptable.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Diet GlutenFreeDiet
Keyword dairy-free option
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 457 kcal
Author Amy Rains

Ingredients

  • 16 oz penne pasta
  • 2 lbs fresh cherry tomatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic (crushed)
  • 5 tbsp olive oil
  • Kernels cut from 2 ears of corn (or 8 oz frozen organic corn)
  • 2 medium sized zucchini (chopped)
  • 1 yellow squash (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced basil
  • Crushed red pepper (to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp Sea salt + more to taste
  • 1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese (optional)

Instructions

  1. Begin by preparing your pasta according to package directions.
  2. For the sauce: Cut your cherry tomatoes in half, or vine ripened tomatoes in quarters. Heat up a skillet to medium, add 3 tbsp olive oil, garlic, and tomatoes. Cover and cook on medium low heat for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add in pinches of salt along the way.

    large saucepan with tomato sauce on a white background
  3. For the vegetables: Heat up a seperate large skillet on medium high heat. Add remaining olive oil and all veggies. Reduce heat to medium and continue to cook until veggies are cooked and soft, sprinkle with salt.

    white sauce pan filled with corn and zucchini
  4. In a large dish, combine pasta, tomato sauce, and veggies and mix well. Add in fresh basil, crushed red pepper, and any other fresh herbs.

  5. If using cheese, place the pasta mix into a 9x13 inch pan. Sprinkle with mozzarella and bake for about 10 minutes (or until cheese is melted and slightly golden) at 400 degrees.
Nutrition Facts
Vegetable Garden Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 457 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 86mg4%
Potassium 772mg22%
Carbohydrates 66g22%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 1105IU22%
Vitamin C 52mg63%
Calcium 100mg10%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.