My first inspiration for the Creamy One Pot Italian Vegetable Pasta came from my mom early this summer. She took a fall and fractured her shoulder. Fortunately, she didn’t require surgery, and has since fully recovered (whew!). But she worked for it through physical therapy and, of course, endured some pain along the way.
Creamy One Pot Italian Vegetable Pasta
What really hurt my mom, during her injury, was the inability to live her daily life with limitations. She’s an active vegetarian, and loves to spend time in her kitchen. She was NOT letting a fractured shoulder keep her down OR ruin her diet.
During one of our long-distance conversations, she told me she was making a one-pot pasta dish she found on Pinterest. She said she could manage holding the ingredients in place with her limited hand and chopping with her good hand. Mind you, had she said the words, I would have temporarily relocated to help her through her recovery. Indeed, tenacity has always been her strength. And if she was going to make a one-pot pasta with an injured arm, I was determined to make up a new recipe and dedicate it to her.
My answer to everything.
In usual form, I grabbed a bunch of veggies from our garden to come up with this Creamy One Pot Italian Vegetable Pasta. This method couldn’t be easier and the pasta, when cooked with the other ingredients, soaks up the flavor like nobody’s business. Also, I used angel-hair pasta for this recipe because it cooks quickly enough to prevent overcooking of the other ingredients. I don’t care for smushy veggies.
A special trick:
I like to add the liquid and pasta not long after I’ve sauteed all the veggies so they don’t fall apart during the pasta-cooking process.
Here’s what it looks like right before it’s ready to serve.
I have become seriously addicted to the convenience of the one pot method. In fact, I’m experimenting with a One Pot Enchilada Pasta. You’ll be first to know when I release it.
In the meantime, enjoy this one to the fullest!
Cheers to one-pot wonders, mending broken bones…and always, to your health!
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