Pasta with mixed vegetables and yogurt

Pasta with mixed vegetables and yogurt

The vegetables are cooked in butter, yogurt is poured in to create a creamy sauce then cooked pasta is added and everything is tossed together. The dish is garnished with chopped parsley and toasted nuts. So tasty. I know that Sam loved it because she finished everything in that bowl in a very short time.

The obvious question: what vegetables are ideal for a pasta dish like this? Ones that retain their shape and remain lightly crisp after pan frying. Not leafy vegetables, for sure. I chose zucchini, cauliflower and bell peppers.

Recipe: Pasta with mixed vegetables and yogurt

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsps. of butter
  • 1/4 c. of diced bell pepper
  • 1/4 c. of diced zucchini
  • 1/4 c. of cauliflower florets
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tbsps. of chopped onion
  • 1/2 tsp. of minced garlic
  • 1/2 c. of plain yogurt
  • 3/4 to 1 c. of cooked pasta
  • chopped parsley and roasted nuts, to garnish

Instructions

  1. Heat the butter in a pan. Add the bell pepper, zucchini and cauliflower florets. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for about three minutes.
  2. Add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring often, for another half a minute.
  3. Pour in the yogurt. Stir. Taste and add more salt and pepper, as needed.
  4. When the sauce is simmering, add the cooked pasta. Cook, tossing, until the pasta is heated through and has soaked up the sauce.
  5. Sprinkle with parsley and nuts before serving.

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time: 10 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 1

Pasta with mixed vegetables and yogurt
  • http://www.twitter.com/reginabeth Beatrize

    Learning to appreciate plain yogurt more, we’ve been using it in lieu of mayonnaise. Thanks for this recipe, Ms. Connie, am eager to try it soon!

    • http://casaveneracion.com/ Connie Veneracion

      If yogurt weren’t so darn expensive, we’d use it more often too. :)