Balsamic Pasta and Veggies

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Zucchini, summer squash and peppers are pretty much my go-to veggies all summer long. They’re so delicious and easy to use in a variety of things, so don’t be surprised if you see these veggies popping up in tons of my summer meals.

This week was no exception.

I knew I wanted to do something with pasta, but not just with plain marinara sauce.

So I got a little creative.

I had the BF chop the veggies while I put on some water to make the pasta.

Into the water went the noodles.

And into the frying pan went the veggies. I added a can of artichoke hearts to the mix for some variety. Plus artichoke hearts are delicious and pick up flavor really easily.

I sauteed the veggies in olive oil and balsamic vinegar and sprinkled them with garlic powder and Italian seasoning.

Once the pasta was finished, I drained it, the BF plated it and then we added some veggies to the top.

I sprinkled the food on the plate with a little bit more balsamic and seasoning and then topped with Parmesan cheese.

Quick and simple and delicious!

What’s your favorite way to make pasta?


  1. A big bowl of pasta with veggies and cheese is one of my fave things ever. You picked some of my favorite veggies too. Yum!!!

  2. I like to eat pasta, but I'm not so good at making it. My fav recipe is a baked ziti

  3. marathonmaiden says:

    that is easily my favorite vegetable medley! it reminds me of summer hardcore 🙂

  4. All of my favorite pastas involve cream… heavy cream 🙂 I know…

  5. … don't be surprised if you see these veggies popping up in tons of my summer meals

    No deal, sister! In fact, I hereby promise to be shocked, dismayed and – yes – slightly disappointed every time you mention eating these things. Especially zucchini. Because isn't it time you forgave yourself for whatever it is you did that makes you think you deserve to eat nothing better than zucchini?

    Repeat after me, sister:

    I am NOT a bad person!

    I deserve REAL food – PEOPLE food!

    Now go live those affirmations!

  6. Try grilling zucchini and topping the slices with a little blue cheese. Divine!

  7. THANKS Jess!! Yummmy 🙂 !

  8. YUM! I love adding TONS of veggies to my pasta and really bulking it up!

  9. Looks like a good meal. And much healthier than the mexican food I had tonight!

  10. Looks absolutely yummy!! We are into roasting veggies right now – just about any veggie tastes great roasted.

  11. x-country2 says:

    THat looks so healthy and yummy!

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