Recipe - Pasta and VeggiesI know that's a lousy name for this recipe. Come up with a better one and I will change it!
This will make 2 - 4 servings depending on how much pasta you make, and how veggie-rich you want it to be.
1 package broccoli and carrot mix, in ready to microwave bag
2 oz of short pasta per serving (I prefer rotini/springs for this recipe)*
2 - 4 tablespoons olive oil (per taste and # of servings)
1 clove garlic, minced - because I am very lazy, I use garlic from a jar
1/8 - 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese or grated soy cheese
toasted pine nuts, optional (about 2 T per serving)**
Cook pasta per package instructions. After pasta is in the pot cooking, microwave the veggies in the bag. When pasta is done, drain and return to same pot. Add cooked veggies, mix. Heat up olive oil in a small skillet and add garlic and pine nuts. Cook for about a minute, then pour over pasta and veggies. Mix in Parmesan or soy cheese and serve.
A delicious and quick one-dish meal.
* I usually use "Healthy Harvest" brand pasta, which is a blend of whole-wheat and white flours, and a good compromise when everyone in the house won't eat whole-wheat pasta
**Pine nuts are purchased in a jar. You can toast them by putting them single-layer on a tray (or aluminum foil) in the oven or toaster oven for a few minutes on 300 degrees F. Just watch them so they don't burn!