Veggie Marinara Pasta, Pronto!

 
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veggie marinara pasta

When I get out of work everyday, I battle idiots in traffic for an hour and get home around 6pm. After that, the last thing I want to do is spend the rest of the night in the kitchen cooking and cleaning up dinner. If you’ve been reading SN for a while now, you know that I’m constantly looking for quick, healthy recipes that don’t include a billion ingredients. Spending an hour cooking dinner… no thank you!

Because of this, at least once a week, I’ll make a pasta dish with a ton of veggies and spices. I’m not too picky on the toppings, I’ll add whatever veggies I have in my fridge. I am, however, pretty specific about the pasta I use. I’ve been buying Barilla pasta for YEARS, so when they reached out to me regarding their Pronto Pasta, I was intrigued. It’s literally dinner on demand. You don’t have to boil or drain water, which saves you time and allows you to make everything in one pan. SCORE! It’s basically magic. 

veggie marinara pasta

Of course I wanted to try out this new Pronto Pasta. So, I thought up a quick and easy recipe and stopped at Walmart to get the two main ingredients: Barilla’s Pronto Penne Pasta and marinara sauce. I love Walmart because the prices are the lowest around. 

I timed how long it would take to create this meal from start to finish, and it only took 15 minutes! Don’t tell me you don’t have 15 minutes. Everyone has 15 minutes to create a healthy, delicious dinner. If you create this recipe, be sure to comment below and let me know what other veggies you’ve added. 

veggie marinara pasta

veggie marinara pasta

veggie marinara pasta

veggie marinara pasta

Veggie Marinara Pasta
Serves 2
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Total Time
15 min
Total Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 6 oz (half box) Barilla Pronto Penne Pasta
  2. 12 oz (half jar) Barilla Marinara Sauce
  3. 1 yellow squash, sliced
  4. 1 cup broccoli
  5. 1 large handful grape tomatoes, halved
  6. 1 tbsp red pepper flakes
  7. 1 tsp chili powder
  8. salt & pepper, to taste
  9. extra virgin olive oil
  10. 1 1/2 cups cold water
Instructions
  1. In a large frying pan, add olive oil, broccoli, squash and tomatoes, and sauté on high for 3 minutes.
  2. Remove veggies from pan and place aside in a bowl.
  3. Add cold water and pasta to the frying pan, and cook until al dente, stirring frequently (approximately 10 minutes). When finished, the pasta will have absorbed all of the water.
  4. Add the veggies and marinara sauce to the pasta, and gentle toss to combine.
  5. Sprinkle the pasta with red pepper flakes, chili powder, salt and pepper.
  6. Serve immediately.
Notes
  1. For added protein, top with shrimp, chicken or tofu crumbles.
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Based on the 2016 BrandSpark/Better Homes and Gardens American Shopper Study of 38,000 voters nationwide, Barilla Pronto Pasta was named the Best Food & Beverage Product. For more information, visit www.BestNewProductAwards.com.

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