Vegie & Pasta Main Dish

Recipe by Lisa (PoppyBerry)

Vegie & Pasta Main Dish

5 from 1 vote
Course Main Dish
Servings 4 Large Servings


  • 2-3 tbsp Oil for sauteing Peppers & Onions
  • 3 each medium-sized Bell Peppers (any colour or mixed colours)
  • 3 each medium-sized Red Onions (or any Onion you prefer)
  • 6-8 each Cherry Tomatoes (or 10-12 each Grape Tomatoes)
  • 24-oz jar Pasta Sauce (your preference)
  • Salt & Pepper (optional--to taste)
  • 10-12 oz Pasta Shapes (in the U.S., pasta shapes usually come in 12-oz/16-oz pkgs)
  • Pesto Sauce (optional--to taste)
  • Mozzarella Cubes (optional--to taste)
  • Grated Parmesan (optional--to serve)


  • Chop the peppers and onions into big chunks and fry in some oil until softish and a bit brown.
  • Add the pasta sauce and simmer until everything is nice and soft.
  • Add the tomatoes, and heat through.
  • Meanwhile, cook the pasta (by the package directions) to your liking.
  • Drain the pasta and stir it into the sauce, being sure to coat everything well.
  • Spoon a small amount of pesto into the sauce and stir, adding more if you prefer, until the sauce is to your taste. Salt and/or pepper may also be added, as well.
  • If preferred, add some mozzarella cubes to either the whole recipe or to any part of it, and heat the mixture in the microwave or oven for 5 minutes or so.
  • Either way, add some parmesan as preferred, and eat.


NOTE: As with any tomato dish, the flavor would be enhanced by a night in the fridge (though it can certainly be eaten immediately after cooking). It also freezes well, and makes great single-portion meals for a later date.
Keyword Pasta, Tomato, Vegies