Our Easy Vegetarian Penne Pasta Recipe is excellent for entertaining and it's a great side dish to bring to holiday parties too! You'll love this pasta with veggies recipe once you make it, it's such a simple recipe.
Course: Side Dish
1Box Barilla Penne Pasta
6large cloves garlic, chopped
2large zucchini, chopped
1 10z container sliced portabella mushrooms
1/2pintcherry tomatoes, sliced in half
salt to taste
*crushed red pepper flakes
In a large pot bring salted water to a boil and add in penne pasta.
Meanwhile in a large skillet add the olive oil, butter, and garlic and cook over medium heat and cook for a few minutes to allow the garlic to flavor the butter and oil.
Once garlic is tender add the zucchini and mushrooms.
Cook until the zucchini is slightly tender and remove and add the cherry tomatoes and parsley and salt.
Make sure to remove pasta from water once al dente, reserve 1/2 to 1 cup of cooking water.
Toss together the veggies, pasta, pasta water, and garnish with parsley, parmesan cheese, and chili flakes optional (leave off for kids).
Items with * are optional and therefore not included in the nutrition label.