This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.
This recipe contains cheese and some of those who are lactose intolerant may be able to tolerate it.
This is NOT a low sodium recipe.
GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Use gluten-free pasta in this dish.
"Not only are pasta dishes delicious, but they are also great, easy options for a quick dinner during a busy weekday."
This is a quick, easy weeknight pasta with a few twists. The all veggie sauce has the savory taste of a meat sauce because of the umami from the parmesan but offers sweetness from the carrots and parsnips, tang from the tomato sauce and a slight bitterness from the radishes. A great balance.
Servings: 4 | Serving size: 2 ounces pasta with sauce
Cooking Time: 45 Minutes
This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.
This recipe can be divisible by 2.
Makes great leftovers.
|2 tsp||olive oil|
|2 cloves||garlic (minced)|
|1 medium||onion (diced)|
|8 ounces||carrots (peeled and cut into small dice)|
|8 ounces||parsnips (peeled and cut into small dice)|
|4 ounces||radishes (cut into small dice)|
|2 15 ounce can||no salt added diced tomatoes|
|1 tsp||dried oregano|
|1 tsp||dried thyme|
|1/4 tsp||dried tarragon|
|1 tsp||dried marjoram|
|fresh ground black pepper (to taste)|
|8 ounces||whole wheat or gluten free penne pasta|
|4 ounces||fresh mozzarella (small dice)|
|2 ounces||Parmigiano-Reggiano (grated)|
Place the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
Add the garlic and sauté for 2 minutes, then add the onions and continue cooking for about 4 minutes.
Add the carrots, parsnips, and radishes and cook for about 3 minutes, tossing frequently.
Add the tomatoes, 2 cups water, oregano, thyme, tarragon, marjoram, salt, and pepper, and stir well, then simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
While the sauce is cooking, put the 3 quarts water in a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Add the pasta and cook about 12 minutes or until al dente (check the package directions).
When the pasta is done, drain well and add to the pan with the sauce. Toss well.
Add the mozzarella and parmesan and toss well.
Serving size: 2 ounces pasta with sauce
Amount Per Serving
|Calories 498||Calories from Fat 113|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 12g||18%|
|Saturated Fat 5g||23%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 4g|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrates 78g||30%|
|Dietary Fiber 13g||47%|
|Vitamin A 35%||Vitamin C 138%|
|Calcium 59%||Iron 35%|
|Vitamin K 49 mcg||Potassium 2126 mg|
|Magnesium 159 mg|