California Vegetable Spaghetti

Vegetables in Italian dressing are tossed with cooked spaghetti to make a delicious summertime meal.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
4 servings


  • 4 ounces thin spaghetti

  • ½ cup Italian salad dressing

  • ½ cup broccoli florets

  • ½ cup cauliflower florets

  • cup 1/4-inch-thick sliced carrot

  • ¼ cup sliced fresh mushrooms

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley, or to taste

  • ½ cup milk

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese, or to taste

  • 1 tablespoon slivered almonds


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook spaghetti in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Drain spaghetti and transfer to a serving bowl.

  2. Heat Italian dressing in a large skillet over medium-low heat; cook and stir broccoli, cauliflower, and carrot in the dressing until slightly tender, about 5 minutes. Add mushrooms and parsley to vegetable mixture; cook and stir until tender, about 5 minutes more.

  3. Mix milk and mayonnaise together in a microwave-safe bowl; heat in microwave until warmed, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Stir milk mixture into vegetable mixture; cook until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes.

  4. Spoon vegetable mixture over spaghetti and top with Parmesan cheese and almonds.

Cook's Note:

For variety, marinate fresh shrimp in olive oil, a splash of balsamic vinegar, crushed garlic, and a teeny-tiny shake of dried chili flakes. After cooking shrimp, toss with spaghetti mixture.

Frozen California mixed vegetables can be substituted for broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

325 Calories
23g Fat
24g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 325
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 764mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 18mg 91%
Calcium 112mg 9%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 265mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.