Pasta with Vegetables and Garlic Red Bell Pepper Sauce

I hope everyone had a good Valentines Day weekend and that you’re rip-roaring ready to go for another week (blah, I just made myself sad). It doesn’t matter what takes place over the weekend, I always find myself with a few too many items on the ol’ to-do list when Sunday rolls around. Because of this I often find myself doing something quick and dirty for dinner. Of course, that’s no excuse to fall back on Hamburger Helper.

Steaming Broccoli and Carrots

I was feeling a bit uninspired Sunday. I really just wanted something simple, quick and filling so I pulled out a cook book I picked up at a book fair but still hadn’t cooked from. (yes, it’s sad. i often under utilize my reading material.) I hadn’t made pasta in a while so I picked a recipe and made a it of modifications. This dish is very simple in preparation and in flavor.

Pasta with Vegetables and Garlic Red Bell Pepper Sauce

Pasta with Vegetables and Garlic Red Bell Pepper Sauce
2 carrots; chopped
1 large head of broccoli (2-3 cups); cut into third and quarter florets, depending on size
3 tablespoons oil
1 red bell pepper; diced
1/2 yellow onion; diced
6 garlic cloves; minced
10 ounces spaghetti
Soy sauce to taste
Black pepper to taste

Steam the carrots for 8 minutes, add the broccoli and steam for an additional 5 minutes. Dunk the vegetables in cold water so they stop cooking. Boil you noodles per instructions, strain and set aside.

Saute the bell pepper, onion and garlic with the oil for 2 minutes then add your cooked pasta and vegetables. Cook, tossing occasionally until everything is heated through. Serve with soy sauce and black pepper to taste.


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