This is an excellent recipe by itself but can easily be personalized. Try different combinations of vegetables or experiment with different pasta shapes.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large pot cook penne pasta in boiling salted water until al dente. Drain the pasta, leaving it slightly wet.

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  • While pasta is cooking, wash the bell peppers and cut them into 1/4 inch strips. In a large skillet over medium heat place 2 tablespoons of olive oil and saute the pepper until soft. Do not allow peppers to brown.

  • To the skillet, add the sliced zucchini and yellow squash and saute for 2 minutes. Add chopped mushrooms and minced garlic and saute an additional 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the chopped tomatoes and remove from heat.

  • Dish pasta portions onto warmed plated. Add sauce to top. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.

Nutrition Facts

263.8 calories; 9.5 g protein; 47.6 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 10.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (38)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/27/2005
Great recipe. We used shell pasta and instead of plain tomatoes we added canned diced tomatoes seasoned with garlic oil and vinegar. The tomatoes acted as the sauce and added lots of flavor to the dish. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/30/2007
As the others I found this to be a little lacking in flavor. It needs something to tie things together so that it does not just taste like pasta with vegetables. My reccomendation: add some itailian sausage a quart of chicken stock and cook the pasta in the skillet. Then throw some parmesan on top before serving. Read More
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56 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
09/26/2005
Great recipe. We used shell pasta and instead of plain tomatoes we added canned diced tomatoes seasoned with garlic oil and vinegar. The tomatoes acted as the sauce and added lots of flavor to the dish. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/11/2008
I took some advice from the last reviewer and made some modifications. I took ground mild italian sausage and made mini meat balls with them ground them and set them aside while I did the veggies. I added about a 1/2 cup of white wine with the veggies lots of salt some oregano parsley and basil and used a can of italian stewed tomatoes (drained) instead of fresh. Topped it off with shreded parmesean and it was a hit! My husband and our dinner guests loved it. I'll definately make it again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/29/2007
As the others I found this to be a little lacking in flavor. It needs something to tie things together so that it does not just taste like pasta with vegetables. My reccomendation: add some itailian sausage a quart of chicken stock and cook the pasta in the skillet. Then throw some parmesan on top before serving. Read More
(38)
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Rating: 5 stars
10/10/2002
This recipe is T.S. C.S. and Alla Dems! Off the Hook! Forget about it! Straight up crazy style! Booyakahn!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2005
This was good but it needs more seasoning. I am not sure what to add but it was little bland to me. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2009
Very good! I did add 1/2 tsp oregano 1/2 tsp basil and 1 tsp italian seasoing. I also added 1/2 cup white wine at the same time as the tomatoes and let it warm just a couple of minutes. Will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/02/2008
Really good! I added a little tomato paste that I had to use up and that was just fine. Great way to use up veggies! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/02/2010
I added chicken that I marinated all day added fresh basil and some oregano and it still lacked flavor. Good base recipe; was just missing something. Thank you for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/19/2008
Great recipe. I threw in some dry basil and italian seasonings and it turned out great with plenty of flavor. Read More
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