Monday, August 29, 2011

Pasta with Sauteed Veggies

Here is another easy way to use up leftover pasta. It works great, as well, if you make pasta fresh and just want to jazz it up.

Pasta with Sauteed Veggies


About a pound of leftover or freshly cooked pasta - we used linguine
3 cups of your favorite veggies - we used:
2 carrots, cut on the diagonal
2 zucchini, cut on the diagonal
2 bok choy, cut into thirds and sliced thinly
5 garlic cloves, sliced
2 Tbs. canola oil
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 Tbs. garlic powder blend or plain garlic powder
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
Salt and pepper to taste


Heat oil in a large pot or skillet on medium heat. When hot, add veggies and cook until tender, about five minutes. If using long pasta, cut into thirds or quarters. Add your pasta to the veggies, along with the seasonings. Lower heat to medium low and cook for another five minutes or so, until all is heated through. Simple and good. Feeds five hungry vegans.


  1. Pasta with vegetables and a little garlic always works great! I have a question for you, since I am going to be a new mom. Where you a vegan when your kids were babies? My husband is very worried about my choice to have a vegan child and wants to have him/her be at least vegetarian. What do you think?

  2. Carissa, I actually became vegan when I was pregnant with my first child! I had been vegetarian for six years and knew that eating dairy contributed as much suffering as eating meat. I read voraciously on the subject and decided that if I could not be a healthy vegan and provide all the nutrients to my baby in utero and after birth, I would not do it. To my pleasure I found that I could do it. I would suggest getting some books on having vegan children and maybe the two of you can read them together. Good luck!

  3. Thanks so much for the advice. I will look into that now :)

  4. I was just thinking of having veggies and pasta for dinner one day this week. After seeing yours, I know it's going on my menu now. Yours looks and sounds great!

  5. Garlic and garlic powder? Sounds like my kind of pasta! I hope no one choked on bok choy this time!

  6. Man, I have not had Pasta in forever!! The veggies look great.

  7. Sounds nice and garlicky...and with cumin too, yum! I like to add cumin to pasta sometimes too; it gives a neat dimension to the dish.

  8. Woah! FIVE GARLIC CLOVES? Gotta vampire problem out there?

    How come the previous pasta dish recipe was a 'delight', but this one is just 'sauteed with veggies'. Not selling it real well with that title.

  9. I'm diggin the way you break up your spaghetti in little pieces. I don't know why I never do that.

  10. Carissa, glad to be of some help. :-)

    Michelle, I can hardly wait to see yours!

    Jessica, Poor G will never live that down.

    Get Skinny, better pull out the noodles!

    Rose, I can't ever have enough garlic, and I love cumin, too, so...why not together, right? :-)

    S.V., I'm just not as good with my titles as you are.

    Jenny, I'm glad I opened the world of broken noodles up to you! :-)

  11. This looks great! I love how you put such simple ingredients together to make such an amazing looking meal.

  12. Thank you, Molly. Sometimes simple is best.

    Back at ya, girl! (S.V.)

  13. Well done, I am intrigued by the pasta shape, is linguine short in the US? In Italy is long.


  14. No, Alessandra, I just cut the pasta into shorter strips. :-)