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Mediterranean Vegetable Pasta in a skillet

Mediterranean Vegetable Pasta

A quick and easy 15-minute Mediterranean Vegetable Pasta recipe with ingredients you'll most likely have in your pantry. This pasta dish makes use of frozen Mediterranean vegetables for ultimate convenience and bags of nutrition. It's simply healthy comfort food that the whole family will enjoy!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 312kcal
Author: Cheryl Whyte

Ingredients
 
 

  • 300 g Whole Wheat Pasta
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt Divided
  • 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 450 g Frozen Mediterranean Vegetables
  • 2 tsp Chopped Garlic Fresh or Frozen
  • 2 tsp Chopped Chili (Chilli) Fresh or Frozen
  • 150 g Fresh Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp Tomato Paste (Purée)
  • 75 g Cheddar Cheese Grated
  • ½ tsp Black Pepper Freshly Ground

Instructions
 

  • Boil the kettle for the pasta, prepare your ingredients and get your equipment ready.
  • Start by cooking the pasta in boiling water, with ½ tsp salt as per the package instructions. You'll want to cook it until al dente which, depending on the shape, is usually about 8-12 minutes. 
  • Meanwhile, over medium-high heat, heat oil in a large pan, and add the frozen Mediterranean vegetables, garlic, and chili (chilli). Cook, frequently stirring for 5 minutes. You should be starting to smell those wonderful Mediterranean flavors now.
  • Add fresh cherry tomatoes and cook for a further 3 minutes. This adds another layer of freshness and out of this world flavour.
  • Now, turn the hob to a medium heat and add the tomato paste (purée) to the pan with the cheese, ¼ cup of starchy water that the pasta is cooking in, the remaining salt and the pepper. Stir, and after about a minute the cheese will have melted, and the sauce will have thickened.
  • Once cooked, drain the pasta and pour into the Mediterranean vegetable sauce.
  • Stir to coat the pasta with the sauce and serve immediately. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 312kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 780mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 12g
Course | Dinner
Cuisine | Mediterranean
Keyword | mediterranean pasta dishes, mediterranean recipes, pantry pasta, quick pasta recipes
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