I went to the local farmers market where there is a stand that sells this amazing pasta. It is not your normal pasta. They are flavored and using this in cooking brings more flavor to the dish. I picked out a sun-dried tomato pasta and added a few simple ingredients to make a dish that could either be a side dish or main dish.
8 ounces Sun-dried Tomato Pasta (any of your favorite pasta)
1/2 a head of cauliflower
1 head of broccoli
1 Cup Ragu pasta sauce (any of your favorite pasta sauce)
3 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Tablespoon Italian Seasoning
4 Fresh Basil Leaves
Bring lightly salted water to a boil. Add Pasta and cook until al dente.
In a small sauce pan add pasta sauce, seasoning, and basil leaves. Set on low heat to warm and activate the flavors until ready to add to skillet.
Steam broccoli and cauliflower until tender.
In a large skillet heat oil and add steamed veggies. Toss around until you start to hear them sizzle. Once pasta is done cooking add to the skillet. Do not get rid of the pasta water right away. You want to add about 1/2 Cup to skillet. Toss together. Add the sauce to the skillet. Make sure you take out the basil leaves and throw them away. Toss until everything is coated.
You are ready to serve. If you want to make it a little crispy let it sit on medium/ high heat for a couple of minutes and toss a few times and it will crisp up the pasta and veggies. Either way it turns out great and tasty!!!
Below is a picture of my dads meal. He had teriyaki steak alone with his veggie and pasta sides 🙂 Delicious!