Monday 8 June 2009

Vegetable Pasta

Vegetable pasta-Italian vegetable pasta penne , cooked in a spicy hot tomato sauce with vegetables, seasoned richly with with aromatic oregano italian spice.

4oz uncooked pasta penne
1 teasppon salt
1 teaspoon olive oil


2 oz pre cooked sweetcorn kernals
2 oz mixed peppers diced
1 small onion finely diced
2 oz courgettes finely diced
2 medium tomatoes finely chopped
2 tablespoons tomato puree
Salt to taste
2 teaspoons dried italian spice (oregano)
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 chillies finely chopped(optional)
1 clove garlic finely chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil


1.In a pan heat the oil and add the onions and garlic.
2.Saute till translucent, add the tomatoes and cook till tomatoes soften and break up
3.Add the peppers,sweetcorn,courgettes and cook till tender.
4.Add the tomato puree, salt and pepper and chillies.
5.Add 3 tablespoons water and simmer until sauce is thick .
6.Add the italian spice stir and remove from heat.(Keep aside)

7.In a pan of boiling water add the salt and cook the pasta penne until cooked.( a la dente)
8. Drain the pasta and return to pan, add 1 teaspoon oil and mix so that pasta doesn't stick together.
9.Add to the cooked pasta 2-3 table spoon of sauce and toss.(Remainder of sauce can be refridgerated or frozen for later use)
10.Transfer the Pasta to a serving dish and grate some parmesan cheese over it before serving.
11.Serve with garlic bread and side salad.


  1. Awesomme..

  2. looks like a nice dish..

  3. The Vegetable Pasta looks yummy.. Just can't wait to try this out..

  4. @ nilofer happy cooking do let me know how it turns out.Of couse you can omit chillies if cooking for your child.

  5. Mmmm I love vegetable pasta!

  6. Sounds tasty - can't wait to try it!


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