Saturday, October 2, 2010

Sauteed Veggies With Noodles

Like My Dill Garnish? :P
Here is another one of my Mom's uber yummy vegetarian dinner recipes. I loooove to make this dish! It's very easy to make, so good, and healthy too.

You'll Need-
  • 1 small Zucchini, sliced.
  • 1 can of quartered Artichoke Hearts, drained and chopped.
  • 1 carton of fresh Cremini or baby Portabella Mushrooms, sliced.
  • 1/4 of an Onion
  • Around 2 cups of a pasta of your choice, I used Rotini.
  • Water
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Butter
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Around 1 tablespoon Red Wine Vinegar
  • Parsley flakes (optional)
  1. Start by chopping your zucchini, onion, and mushrooms on a cutting board, then put them into a pan and saute them with about 2 tablespoons of Olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper.
  2. Now that your mushys, onion, and zucchini's are sauteing, start boiling two cups of pasta, I used Rotini this time, but I have been known to use all sorts of noodles, including spaghetti.
  3. While your pasta is boiling open the can of artichoke hearts and drain the excess juice from the can, set them aside.
  4. Add about a tablespoon of red wine vinegar to the veggies, saute a little longer, and then add the artichoke hearts to the mix.
  5. Add the tablespoon of butter to the veggies.
  6. While the pasta is boiling add several spoons full of the pasta water to the sauteing vegetables to keep them nice and moist and create a little bit of sauce.
  7. Add grated Parmesan cheese to the mix now.
Once your pasta is aldente drain and add pasta to veggies, mix together and serve. You can add some more Parmesan when you serve. Also try making this dish with red bell pepper, fresh asparagus, or black olives, which are my personal favorite to add. Enjoy!

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