Get ready for spring and summer with this light, fresh, and tasty Garden Veggie Pasta. It’s loaded with flavor and gorgeous colors from nature!
My family has always been pasta-obsessed. We have it at least once a week, sometimes more. It’s one meal that my kids never complain about and always gobble right up. I’m pretty sure that we could never tire of pasta, but just in case it is a possibility, I like to prepare it a little different each time to keep things interesting. 🙂
As a mom, I feel a great responsibility to ensure that my growing kiddos are fed nutritious, wholesome meals. I’m always trying to sneak in vegetables however I can. I can’t say that they get super excited about eating the leafy greens, tomatoes and such, but they are much more likely to try them when I pair them with pasta and marinara sauce! Sometimes that little bit of corn or small piece of hidden zucchini might make its way into their mouths by accident and then they realize it isn’t so bad after all! 🙂
I grabbed everything I needed to make this yummy dinner at Walmart.
I like to keep my cupboards stocked with Barilla Marina Sauce and Barilla Pasta so I’m never caught off guard when my kids beg for pasta night! I grabbed some Wasa Crispbreads too, because they are a perfect and easy side! They’re 100% wholegrain and fat free! What’s not to love?
Barilla ProteinPLUS Pasta is a staple at our house because it’s a delicious, wholesome pasta that’s also an excellent source of lean protein. It provides 17g of protein (per 3.5oz portion) from all natural vegetarian ingredients, can you believe it?!
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It’s also a good source of Fiber and ALA Omega-3. Plus, it tastes amazing! My kids gave it the ultimate stamp of approval by eating everything on their plates.
This pasta dish couldn’t be easier to prepare too! I’m all about simple meals, because there are always a million other things that need to get done in the evening, like taking kids to appointments and activities, helping them with homework, and trying to set aside a little time to be together as a family.
Start by slicing and dicing all those yummy, colorful veggies! Next, heat a skillet over the stove top, add about a Tablespoon of olive oil and one clove of minced garlic. Heat, while moving it around with a spatula, until it’s nice and fragrant.
Cook the Barilla ProteinPLUS Pasta according to package directions. Add those veggies to the pan and saute for a few minutes until they’re just slightly crisp or more on the tender side, if you prefer them that way, like me.
Stir in your favorite Barilla Marina sauce, stir for a few minutes until heated through, then add the chopped spinach and stir it in until it’s wilted.
Toss the sauce with the drained pasta and serve immediately. I topped mine with some pine nuts and grated parmesan. It was absolutely splendid!
I have a feeling your family is going to love this, like mine did! It’s a scrumptious, simple meal that will win praises around the dinner table! This one’s going to be on repeat around here during the warmer months!
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This was a sponsored conversation on behalf of Acorn Influence and Barilla. All opinions and ideas are my own.