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Mediterranean Vegetable Pasta in a skillet

Mediterranean Vegetable Pasta

A quick and easy 15-minute pasta recipe with ingredients you'll most likely have in your store cupboard or pantry. This dish makes use of frozen Mediterranean veggies for ultimate convenience and bags of nutrition. It's simply summer in a bowl.
3.95 from 17 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4
Calories 312 kcal

INGREDIENTS
 

  • 300 g ( Cups) Wholegrain Pasta
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt Divided
  • 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 450 g (3 Cups ) Frozen Mediterranean Vegetables
  • 2 tsp Chopped Garlic I used frozen
  • 2 tsp Chopped Chilli (Chili) I used frozen
  • 150 g (¾ Cup) Cherry Tomatoes I used fresh
  • 1 tbsp Tomato Purée (paste)
  • 75 g (¾ Cup) Cheddar Cheese Grated
  • ½ tsp Black Pepper Freshly Ground

INSTRUCTIONS
 

  • Boil the kettle for the pasta, prepare your ingredients and get your equipment ready.
    Mediterranean Vegetable Pasta ingredients
  • Cook the pasta in boiling water, with ½ tsp salt as per the packet instructions . You'll want to cook it until al dente which, depending on the shape, is usually about 8-12 minutes. 
    Pasta boiling in saucepan
  • Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large pan and then add the Mediterranean vegetables, garlic and chilli. Cook, frequently stirring for 5 minutes. Have you been transported to the Mediterranean yet?
    Mediterranean vegetables in a frying pan with chilli and garlic
  • Add fresh cherry tomatoes and cook for a further 3 minutes. This adds another layer of freshness and out of this world flavour.
    Mediterranean vegetables in a frying pan with chilli, garlic and cherry tomatoes
  • Now, add the tomato 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.
    Mediterranean vegetable sauce
  • Once cooked, drain the pasta and pour into the Mediterranean vegetable sauce.
    Mediterranean vegetable sauce with wholegrain pasta
  • Stir to coat the pasta with the sauce and serve immediately. Enjoy!
    Mediterranean Vegetable Pasta

NUTRITION

Calories: 312kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 12gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 780mgFiber: 8gSugar: 12g
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