Cheesy Pasta with Summer Veggies


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Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups


  • 4 cups assorted vegetables, sliced (zucchini, broccoli, peas)
  • 1 cup grape or fresh tomatoes (chopped and seeds removed)
  • 2 cups (about 8 ounces) whole wheat pasta (rotini, bow tie, penne)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons oil (canola or vegetable)
  • 2 medium garlic cloves, minced, or 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped (about 1/2 medium onion)
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded


  1. Wash and prepare vegetables and tomatoes.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain water from cooked pasta and save 1/4 cup of water.
  3. Heat oil in a large skillet as pasta cooks. Add garlic and onion to skillet. Sauté over medium heat about 1-2 minutes or until soft.
  4. Add any uncooked hard vegetables and cook for 3 minutes. Add soft vegetables and continue to cook. Add Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Add tomatoes last and cook until warm.
  5. Add cooked drained pasta to the vegetables. Add a little of the water from the pasta, if needed.
  6. Add cheeses to mixture. Stir until cheese is mostly melted.
  7. Serve immediately.


Pasta and cheese may help picky eaters enjoy vegetables. Vary the flavors and colors.

Add protein to this dish by stirring in cooked beans, meat, or fish.

Use thawed frozen vegetables in this recipe.

Keep pasta on hand and use when you have extra vegetables.

Use this recipe for a quick, delicious, and nutritious meal.

Nutrition Facts

6 Servings Per Recipe
Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups

Amount Per Serving

Calories 180

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g
Saturated Fat 2g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 10mg
Sodium 240mg
Total Carbohydrates 22g
Dietary Fiber 5g
Total Sugars 4g
Includes 0g Added Sugars
Protein 9g

Vitamin D 0mcg
Calcium 142mg
Iron 2mg
Potassium 351mg

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

NA* - We are currently in the process of integrating the new FDA Nutrition Standards. Added Sugar information is not currently available for the recipe. We will be updating the information shortly.