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Veggie Red Pasta Delight

Prep Time:

15 Minutes

Cook Time:






About the Recipe

A flavorful and nutritious twist on traditional pasta with this healthy red pasta recipe. Packed with fresh vegetables and a tangy tomato sauce, it's a satisfying and wholesome meal option.


  • 8 ounces whole wheat or gluten-free penne pasta

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 small onion, finely chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced

  • 1 zucchini, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

  • 1 can (14 ounces) diced tomatoes

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil

  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional for added spice)

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Fresh basil leaves, chopped (for garnish)


  1. Cook the pasta according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.

  2. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic, sautéing until fragrant and translucent.

  3. Add the sliced red bell pepper and zucchini to the skillet. Cook for 3-4 minutes until slightly tender.

  4. Stir in the cherry tomatoes, diced tomatoes, dried oregano, dried basil, and red pepper flakes (if using). Season with salt and pepper to taste. Simmer for about 10 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together.

  5. Add the cooked pasta to the skillet and toss well to coat it evenly with the sauce. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes until heated through.

  6. Serve the healthy red pasta in individual bowls, garnishing with fresh basil leaves for an extra burst of flavor.

Enjoy this wholesome and delicious red pasta that's brimming with vibrant vegetables and a tangy tomato sauce. It's a perfect balance of taste and nutrition, providing a satisfying meal for you and your loved ones.

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