Colorful Pasta in Minutes

It is really a challenge preparing a variety of dishes for Lunch to pack everyday. It is even more challenging to make it healthy. This pasta dish which I make is what everyone in my family loves to take for lunch; cause it is tasty, and healthy as well.

Health Benefits:

  • Brightly colored bell peppers, green, red, orange or yellow, are rich sources of some of the best nutrients for vitamin C and vitamin A.
  • For atherosclerosis and diabetic heart disease, peppers also contain vitamin B6 and folic acid.
  • Red peppers are one of the few foods that contain lycopene.

So, here is what is required to make this:

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 box whole wheat pasta
  • 2 capsicum or Bell Peppers- ( 1 and 1/2 green and 1/2 red)
  • 4 tsp olive oil
  • 1 cup Ragu pasta sauce
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste

Method:

  1. Cook pasta as mentioned in the instructions until soft. Keep 1/4 cup of pasta water before you drain.
  2. Drain and keep aside.
  3. In a pan, heat olive oil. Add crushed red pepper and also chopped capsicum as shown below.

4. Fry these for 4-5 minutes until the capsicum is soft.

5. Next, add pasta sauce and also the reserved water. As shown below.

6. Let it cook for 4-5 minutes.

7. Finally, add salt and freshly ground pepper and mix well. Than add the drained pasta and mix well.

P.S:

  1. You can add onion or any other vegetable you like. My daughter doesn’t like onion in pasta, so I never add it.
  2. If you like cheese, you can add that also. I never do.
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5 responses to this post.

  1. nice try…your blog looks classical…..nice work….do check out my blog…..

    Reply

  2. Posted by Chaitra on September 9, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    Sooper! What is Raghu pasta sauce? Where do we find it?

    Reply

  3. Posted by meeraghu on September 9, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    Chaitra,
    Sorry, it is not Raghu but Ragu pasta sauce. You can find it in regular American grocery stores.

    Here is a link for the sauce online:
    http://www.eat.com/ragu_sauces.asp

    Reply

  4. Posted by meeraghu on September 9, 2008 at 5:45 pm

    Hi Raaji,
    Thanks for your nice comments. I sure will visit your blog.

    Reply

  5. Posted by GARUDHA on April 5, 2013 at 5:48 am

    dear mam,
    this website is very useful to me
    i learnt lot of recipes and rangolis etc
    thank you mam
    by
    jaisrirAM

    Reply

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