Veggie Pasta Skillet

by / ⠀Main dishes One-pot meals Recipes / March 30, 2014

You’ve tried the one-pot pasta recipe. This time, change it up with this one-skillet dish. Loaded with vegetables like broccoli, carrots and peas, it’s hearty and filling while making sure you get a good dose of produce.

Serves: 4
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 large bunch broccoli, finely chopped
  • 2 medium shallots, minced
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) organic marinara sauce
  • 8 ounces whole wheat spiral pasta
  • 2-1/2 cups water, plus additional if needed
  • 1/2 cup frozen green peas
  • 1/4 cup half-and-half
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • Grated Parmesan cheese, for serving
  • Chopped fresh parsley, for serving


1. In large high-sided skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add broccoli and cook 4 to 6 minutes or until tender-crisp, stirring occasionally. Add shallots, carrots and salt; cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Transfer vegetables to bowl; set aside.

2. Add marinara, pasta and water to skillet; heat to boiling over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium; cook 15 to 17 minutes or until pasta is tender, adding more water by 1/4-cupfuls if necessary, stirring occasionally.

3. Stir in peas, half-and-half, red pepper flakes and reserved vegetables; cook 1 minute or until vegetables are heated through. Serve pasta garnished with Parmesan cheese and parsley.

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  • Reply
    christina moore
    April 6, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    This sounds so good

    • Reply
      Amanda Natividad
      April 10, 2014 at 9:23 pm

      Thanks, Christina! 🙂

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