Delicious one pot penne pasta with mixed vegetabels loads of zucchini, squash, bell pepper with simple pasta sauce. Excellent way to sneak in vegetables.
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My kids loves pasta, it is one dish I can make without asking them will you eat. Otherwise I need to get menu approved before I make anything. Yes they are really picky; don’t like certain things, if I force them I end up getting hungry kids, so always make whatever they like. In the end both mom and kids are happy.
Both I and kids were happy to try Barilla’s new Pronto pasta, which is great as you need only one pot to cook everything. So I made this one pot penne pasta with mixed vegetables for the dinner.
I was picky eater too while growing up; my mom had to make only a few dishes which are my favorite.I don’t get bored eating them every day. Now history is repeating, my kids love pasta so I am making it every other day.
My daughter likes colorful bell peppers, yes red, orange, green bell pepper. She like to eat it in her salad, pasta etc. So I try to add them whenever it is possible.
On the other hand, my son is tomato guy. He likes in its all forms, starting from tomato ketchup, pasta sauce etc. So I decided to make this one pot penne pasta with mixed bell peppers and other veggies.
I used Barilla’s Tomato and basil pasta sauce. Since I have summer veggies like Zucchini and Yellow squash in my hand I add that to the pasta.
School has reopened, so I am trying to get back in routine as much as possible. So now I am looking forward to an easy dinner ideas as kids are hungry and tried when they comes back from school.
Best thing with Barilla’s new Pronto pasta is that one-pan pasta meals can be made with no need to wait for water to boil, and no draining required. Also it is available in a variety of versatile cuts, including half-cut spaghetti, penne and rotini.
I bought Barilla’s Tomato basil sauce to go with it. Do you know they are 100% natural and have a variety of authentic Italian flavors that goes perfectly with your family’s favorite dishes? You can grab both Pronto Pasta and Sauce from local Wal-Mart’s pasta aisle.
One Pronto pasta box can serve about 6 serving. So make it according your family requirements I made half recipe. You have to adjust the water amount and stove top heat which is given in the side of the box’s instructions. Follow the instructions and cook the pasta.
I cooked the pasta according to instructions, after 2 minutes of cooking I added zucchini and yellow squash as it requires some cooking time. Around 2 minutes to finish cooking the pasta I added rest of veggies and finally added Barilla sauce and finished with grated Parmesan cheese.
It is delicious simple meal, everybody loved it. If your kid loves pasta and you want them to sneak in some veggies into their meals, try this one pot penne pasta with mixed vegetables here is the recipe for you. You will get praise for the dinner or lunch you make it for them.
One pot penne pasta with mixed vegetables
- 6 oz Barilla Pronto Pasta Penne
- 1 ¾ cup water
- ½ cup water
- ½ cup red bell pepper
- ½ cup green bell pepper
- ½ cup orange bell pepper
- ½ of zucchini
- ½ of Yellow squash
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup Barilla Tomato & Basil sauce
- 3 -4 tablespoon Parmesan cheese
- Cook the pasta according to manufactures instructions,
- while cooking after 2 minutes of cooking add zucchini and yellow squash and cook for about 5 minutes
- then add red, orange and green bell pepper and cook for another 3 minutes.
- Finally add barilla sauce and heat through 1 minute and then grated parmesan cheese.
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This is Swathi ( Dr. Ambujom Saraswathy Ph.D) from Zesty South Indian Kitchen who loves to explore cuisines from all over the world. Whenever possible I try to to give an Indian touch to several of the world cuisine, and has weakness for freshly baked bread. All the recipes you see here are created by me and approved after taste-test by my family.