Sassy Pesto Pasta and Veggies

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by sassafrasnanc

A very easy recipe if you have pesto already made! I'm always looking for ways to use zucchini this time of year as the garden always over produces! This made a very large amount of pasta and there still wasn't any left. Everyone took seconds but me... I think you could use many different types of veggies and cheeses in this recipe and it would be just as good. You can also use other pastas such as bow ties or fusilli. I used what was either in the garden or right in the front of the fridge. I used a prebaked acorn squash that I'd planned to use for another recipe and it added a very wonderful nutty flavor to the dish.

Top Review by TJ-Montana

Made this with "Wacky Mac" veggie pasta - super good! Found that you can pressure cook an acorn squash, quartered, in 3 minutes... on a rack inside the cooker, then let it cool of its own accord. Fast meal and loaded with good stuff!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bake acorn squash in oven just until tender. If you are using eggplant, peel and cube the eggplant and toss with a bit of olive oil, roasting until slightly tender.
  2. Cook pasta al dente per package instructions.
  3. Saute in large skillet over medium to med.-high heat onion, pepper, and garlic about 4 minutes.
  4. Add zucchini, acorn squash or eggplant and saute until squash is lightly browned and onions are tender about 6 minutes.
  5. Lower heat to medium low.
  6. Add seasonings and sundried tomatoes and mix well.
  7. Add precooked pasta, pesto, parmesan cheese and mix well.
  8. Heat until well blended and pasta has absorbed some of the pesto, about 5 minutes.
  9. Add fresh mozzarella.
  10. Adjust spices to your personal taste.
  11. Buono Gusto!

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