Creamy and Fresh Vegetable Pasta

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This creamy and fresh vegetable pasta is the perfect satisfying and healthy meal anytime of the year.  I have been trying harder and harder to pack more veggies into my meals, especially the pasta dishes.  Here is one that is extremely simple but packed with tons of delicious flavor and veggies! I have combined fresh, crisp vegetables with fresh tomato sauce and creamy ricotta to make this a perfect ever night meal.

Vegetable packed whole wheat pasta with ricotta Creamy Fresh Vegetable Pasta

Vegetable packed whole wheat pasta with ricotta- Creamy Fresh Vegetable Pasta

Vegetable packed whole wheat pasta with ricotta-mCreamy Fresh Vegetable Pasta

Vegetable packed whole wheat pasta with ricotta-Creamy Fresh Vegetable Pasta

 

Ingredients:

  • 1lb Whole Wheat Pasta- any variety
  • 1- 10 oz bag of pre shredded carrots
  • 1 – 12 oz bag of shredded broccoli slaw
  • 1- 5 oz bag of baby spinach
  • 5 ripe tomatoes
  • 1 Tb minced garlic
  • 3 Tb Olive oil
  • 1 Cup fresh basil
  • 2 Cups part skim ricotta cheese
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Romano if desired

 

Directions:

  1. Cook pasta according to package.
  2. In a blender, blend together tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, and basil.
  3. In a pan saute carrots, broccoli slaw, and spinach until slightly cooked through, but still with a slight crunch.
  4. Mix pasta, tomato mixture, and vegetables.
  5. Mix in ricotta cheese.
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  7. If desired top with Romano cheese.

 

 

What’s your favorite way to add more veggies to your daily meals?

What is your favorite veggie to sneak into meals?

Fresh creamy vegetable pasta

4 Comments

  1. Emily

    February 17, 2017 at 9:59 am

    Mmm… creamy pasta salad is probably one of my favorite summer side dishes… 🙂

    • Amanda Lizz

      February 17, 2017 at 10:52 am

      Same! Which makes me want summer to get here asap!

  2. Laura

    February 17, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    Looks so easy and delicious!!!

    • Amanda Lizz

      February 21, 2017 at 8:22 am

      Definitely is!