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:


  • 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


  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.


  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.

5 responses to this post.

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


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

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


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

    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:


  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.


  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


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