Turn a boring tomato and noodles dish into something rave-worthy. Creamy Tomato and Veggie Pasta is loaded with veggies and ricotta and ready in under 30 minutes. A great weeknight meal.
Being married to an Italian means we usually have at least one pasta dish a week, but it’s easy to get tired of noodles and tomato sauce. I started experimenting to enhance our much-loved, albeit a bit boring, noodles and tomato sauce and now this recipe for Creamy Tomato Veggie Pasta has quickly become one of our favourites – loved by all who have tried it. The ricotta adds a creamy mellowness to the marinara sauce and the peppers, zucchini and broccoli add great nutrients and colour.
It was important for me to make sure this recipe was simple enough to whip up after a long workday so expect this to take you under 30 mins. It also has tons of veggies so even though it uses only 3 portions of pasta, the added bulk allows for 4 servings unless you have very big eaters.
TAKE IT UP A NOTCH
I used store bought marinara sauce for this recipe (a good one from a gourmet Italian store) but you can, of course, use your own homemade sauce or try out our Simple San Marazano Tomato Sauce Recipe.
TAILOR TO YOUR TASTE
Feel free to use whatever vegetables you have in your fridge. The only thing to keep in mind is that different vegetables cook at different times. And of course feel free to spice it up as you wish by adding chili flakes. Even though I love spice, I love this dish just as much without it.
If you like this recipe, check out two of our other vegetarian pasta dishes below.