Gluten-free and vegetarian, this is 30 Minute pasta is always a crowd-pleaser! Simple and bursting with the best flavors, it's a win any day of the week! Enjoy as is or serve with goat cheese or feta for extra flavor.
Back to this Mediterranean Veggie Pasta, it comes together quickly!
While the pasta cooks, you whip up the “sauce” by first sauteing garlic and crushed red pepper in olive oil, then stirring in the tomato paste.
Next you add the tomatoes, broth artichokes and olives to simmer.
When the pasta is al dente, you drain it and add it directly to the sauce to cook up for a minute and absorb the flavors, then add stir in the spinach and basil.
When they wilt, the dish is ready to serve!
Recipe adapted from Cooking Light, we make this dish often precisely because it takes less than 30 minutes start to finish, and we love that the pasta is added to the veggies and veggie broth for the last few minutes so it really absorbs all the flavors.
I added artichokes and tomato paste to the original recipe for extra flavor and creaminess of the sauce.
Enjoy as is, or serve with creamy goat cheese, or feta or ricotta salata for extra flavor!
Hope you love it as much as we do!
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A simple, delicious and super quick pasta dish that is sure to be a favorite! Packed with all the best Mediterranean flavors. Serve as is or with parmesan, feta or ricotta salata. Recipe adapted from Cooking Light.
Course: Dinner, Veggies, Pasta
Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
Servings: 3- 4 servings
Author: Healthy Gluten-free Family
8ozor about 2 heaping cups of your favorite Gluten-Free pasta
1/4teaspooncrushed red pepperuse 1/2 - 3/4 tsp if you want spicy
1/4teaspoonfreshly ground black pepper
10kalamata olivespitted and coarsely chopped
1/2heaping cup marinated artichokes
3-4tablespoonof tomato paste to the recipe.
1/4cuptorn basil leaves
Optional: Parmesanfeta or ricotta salt for serving
Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil (without salt ) . Add pasta; cook 8 minutes or until al dente. Reserve 1 cup pasta water then drain in a colander. Set aside.
While pasta cooks, heat a large skillet over medium heat.
Add oil to pan and swirl to coat. Add red pepper and garlic; sauté 30 seconds or until fragrant.
Add tomato paste, stir over heat for about 1 minute.
Add tomatoes, broth, salt, black pepper, artichokes and olives. Cook 5-7 minutes or until tomatoes begin to break down, stirring occasionally.
Add pasta, and simmer 2 minutes. If need more liquid, add reserved pasta water, hot water or more broth as desired.
Stir in spinach and basil; cook 2 minutes or until greens wilt.
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18 thoughts on “Mediterranean Veggie Pasta”
I tried this and it was delicious! I added a few sprinkles of brown suger. Dont tell anyone!
When I was sauteeing the red pepper flakes and garlic, the flakes became burnt almost instantly. Thoughts on why?
Glad you liked it! My initial thought is that the oil was too hot… next time, try either a lower heat or heat the oil for less time before adding the garlic and pepper flakes.:)
Made this tonight and enjoyed it so much! I love the crushed red pepper flakes in it and added a lil extra. This will definitely be one of my go to meals regularly!
Thank you as always for creating such easy but healthy dishes!
So happy you love it as much as we do Cindy! I love extra crushed red pepper flakes on my plate as well!
Wow!! Made this tonight, it’s delish!! A little kick, with lots of complimentary flavors and textures. Thank you for sharing!!! From a happy celiac 🙂
This was the first thing I saw this morning and it made my day! So happy you love it too! Thanks for sharing 🙂
This looks good – How many does this recipe serve ? I can’t seem to find it on the website page
Hi Keaton. It is on the printable recipe– serves 4. Let me know if you try it.
New favorite for my entire family!
Happy you love it too!
I made this today and it was amazing!!! Simple ingredients with so much flavor, a new family favorite! Thank you!
Hi, I did this recipe the second time, was delicious as before. Thanks for it. Will do it often! ?
So happy you love it too! Thank you!
This the best recipe ever! We love it! Thanks!
So happy you love it! Thank you!
Im a little a.d.d. so when I saw red pepper I thought it meant red bell pepper. So i sauteed red bell pepper and garlic and added it in. I did omit the artichoke hearts because i’m not a fan. I also added red pepper flakes and italian seasoning at the end with the spinach and it turned out great!
I’m glad it all worked out and you loved it! That’s the best part of simple pasta recipes like this– you really can switch them up with whatever vegetables you have or love and they turn out great!
Made this tonight for dinner. Super easy and lots of flavor!!