My Sister's Vegetable Rigatoni

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Dreamer in Ontario

My sister makes this for my veggie DD at family dinner parties. It's a hit with everyone.

Top Review by loof751

This dish is plain and simple and that's what makes it so great!! I didn't have any mushrooms and I don't care for onions so I left those out. I used half of a green pepper and a couple of gypsy peppers but I think it would be great with red peppers too. I had some partial packages of whole wheat bowties and rotini so that's what I used. I was pleasantly surprised with the addition of the boullion and paprika. This is a healthy dish that you can whip up in a jiffy with staple ingredients - really enjoyed - thanks for sharing the recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 medium red onions, halved and sliced
  • 2 red peppers (or yellow or green)
  • 1 medium zucchini or 1 medium yellow squash, halved and sliced
  • 4 12 ounces whole wheat rigatoni (weight before cooking)
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 1 12 teaspoons chicken bouillon (use vegetarian)
  • 12 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 12 ounces part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded


  1. In 11" x 7" baking dish, combine onions, peppers, zucchini and 2 tbsp water.
  2. Microwave, covered on High 4 to 5 minutes, stirring halfway through cooking.
  3. Add cooked rigatoni and mushrooms.
  4. Toss to combine with vegetables.
  5. Sprinkle with bouillon and paprika.
  6. Microwave, covered, on High 2 to 3 minutes until vegetables are tender.
  7. Sprinkle with cheese.
  8. Microwave, uncovered, on High 2 to 3 minutes until cheese melts.
  9. For Vegetarian only use a Vegetarian Chicken flavored bouillon or you will have to sub a Vegetable bouillon.

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