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Pasta with Sautéed Veggies and Marinara Sauce

Fettuccini with sauteed veggiesAlso known as “use up all the veggies before I go grocery shopping – dinner in a pinch”. In less than ½ hour, using just two pots/pans you can make a seemingly gourmet, light, healthy and delicious dinner. What I do is:

Make ½ box of Catelli “Smart” Fettuccini cooked as directed on the box

1 small zucchini sliced

½ eggplant diced

1 pepper (or in this case ½ yellow and ½ orange) sliced

1 roma tomato halved then sliced

1 yellow onion sliced

2-3 cloves of garlic minced

2 cups chopped fresh spinach

1 tbsp olive oil

2 cups Tomato sauce – (the amount is an estimate I used ½ a jar of our favourite white linen collection marinara from Costco)

Onion powder, garlic powder, red chili peppers, and ground pepper

Using medium-high heat the oil in a large frying pan, once hot add the onion and garlic sauté for one minute then add in the remaining veggies cook for 6-8 minutes until veggies are tender. Add in onion and garlic powder and ground pepper to taste. Add in tomato sauce and stir until warm. Serve over hot cooked pasta and top with some fresh grated Parmesan cheese.

And there you go – dinner in about 20 minutes. Add more or less pasta depending on number of servings you want, same with the sauce. Enjoy!