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A comforting bowl of cheesy Sunday Veggie Pasta garnished with fresh basil and served in a white bowl.

All-In Sunday Veggie Pasta

This all-in sunday veggie pasta is meant for those lazy Sunday evenings when all you want is a quick bowl of cheesy, comfort food.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: 30 minute dinner, 30 minute recipe, pasta dinner, Vegetarian Pasta
Prep Time: 18 hours 43 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 Portions
Calories: 507kcal
Author: Richa

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups Fusilli Dry Pasta
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic minced
  • 1 cup Button Mushrooms sliced
  • 1/2 cup Cherry Tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup Spinach roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons All Purpose Flour or Maida
  • 1 1/2 cups Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Chili Flakes
  • 1 cup Barilla's Basilico Sauce
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup Cheddar Cheese grated
  • A few sprigs Basil Fresh

Instructions

  • Cook pasta according to package instructions, until al dente.
  • In a pan, heat olive oil and garlic. Stir fry for a minute and add the sliced mushrooms. Switch the heat to high and saute mushrooms till golden brown on both sides.
  • Add flour and cook for a minute. Pour milk in slowly while stirring continuously to avoid lumps. Keep stirring (use a whisk if you like to make sure the flour mixes well with the milk) and bring this to a boil. The sauce will start to thicken.
  • Reduce heat and add the cherry tomatoes. Cook for 3-4 minutes and add the pasta sauce, chili flakes, salt and pepper. Mix well.
  • Stir in the pasta and spinach till the sauce coats the pasta evenly. Add some more milk and stir if the sauce is too thick.
  • Top with grated cheese, and cover and cook for 3-4 minutes till the cheese melts and the sauce starts bubbling.
  • Switch off the flame, and sprinkle with fresh basil and extra virgin olive oil. Serve hot.

Notes

I highly recommend Barilla's Basilico sauce because of the flavor it adds to the dish
It's important not to overcook the pasta as it will cook in the sauce as well
If you don't have cheddar, substitute with any other cheese you like

Nutrition

Calories: 507kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 580mg | Potassium: 333mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 908IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 219mg | Iron: 1mg