Maintaining a healthy and varied diet while not spending much is possible thanks to “trash cooking”. Trash cooking is the best way to prevent the food you keep in your fridge and pantry from going bad. Following this new food trend, here are some ideas to make delicious Spaghetti with vegetables at home.
Would you like to know how to make spaghetti with vegetables?
Making delicious spaghetti with vegetables at home is extremely easy. In fact, there are thousands of different ways to prepare it. Simply sauté the vegetables, cook the spaghetti and add your favourite sauce. To do so, follow these three steps:
what type of spaghetti to choose?
Although you can also make this recipe with macarrones or hélices, we specially recommend Gallo’s Classic Pasta range: the classic pasta, made exclusively from milled durum wheat semolina, just the way you like it. Specifically, to make this spaghetti we have selected our spaghetti No. 3 because, given its texture and thin shape, it combines perfectly with sautéed vegetables and absorbs all the flavour of the sauce. To start cooking it, place the spaghetti in a saucepan with boiling water and let it cook for 9 to 10 minutes (depending on what texture you prefer for your pasta, harder or softer).
Step 2: the vegetables
Something important about this recipe is that, probably, it will look different every time you make it because you can use any vegetables. Your choice can be based on what you have at home and, of course, the season of the year. This is our selection:
- Green pepper.
- Red pepper.
- Cherry tomatoes.
- 1 or 2 garlic cloves.
Finely chop all the vegetables, except for the garlic cloves. Heat up a little olive oil in a frying pan and sauté the vegetables over a medium heat following this order: first, the garlic cloves. When the garlic starts to golden, add the chopped onion and let it cook for a while. Then, add the courgette and stir for a couple of minutes. Add the carrot, red and green peppers and sauté for a few more minutes. Finally, add the cherry tomatoes sliced in half and the mushrooms and cook everything together.
Step 3: the sauce
The thing we like most about this recipe is how many variations it has. You can make it with different vegetables, as well as with different sauces. Here are our recommendations:
Tomato sauce with parmesan cheese
The classic: tomato sauce with parmesan cheese works perfectly with any pasta. Furthermore, it is the ideal option for children. They’ll love it. Can you think of a better way to get your kids asking for seconds while eating vegetables?
This is made with basil, pine nuts, cashews, cheese and extra virgin olive oil. Gallo’s pesto sauce is in itself the perfect partner for delicious spaghetti. But, if we add a range of sautéed vegetables, the combination becomes truly irresistible. If you want another tasty option, try adding Gallo’s pesto rosso sauce to your spaghetti with vegetables. It is made with puréed tomato, sundried tomatoes, cheese and basil.
With extra virgin olive oil
Some delicious spaghetti No. 3 and a good range of sautéed vegetables are the perfect match. If you want to enjoy all the flavour of this combination, just add a little extra virgin olive oil to your spaghetti with vegetables, a pinch of salt, pepper and grated parmesan cheese. A healthy, light and tasty meal!
Mixing pasta with vegetables is a great way to follow a healthy and balanced diet. Now you have all the tools you need to make your own spaghetti with vegetables. What combination are you going to create?