vegetable pasta

Vegetable pasta recipe With step by step photos. This vegetable pasta is an easy and delicious recipe of pasta made with mix vegetables and white sauce.

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I usually have pasta or Macaroni at home which I use to make various pasta recipes on occasions. This veg pasta recipe gets made at home often and is liked by everyone.

vegetable pasta in white sauce recipe, vegetable pasta in white sauce

As an accompaniment to the pasta, I bake a bread or loaf the previous day and make a side vegetable soup or tomato soup.

Tips for making vegetable pasta

  1. You can use your choice of veggies in the pasta. we are fond of peas, baby corn, carrots, cauliflower, mushrooms and potatoes and hence these get often added in the pasta. Usually, I prefer to include vegetables in the pasta recipes wherever possible. Various mix vegetables not only add a lot of flavor and depth to the pasta but also makes it more nutritious.
  2. For the flavors and seasoning, I have added dry basil and oregano. You can add your choice of preferred herbs. If living in India and you don’t have access to dry basil and oregano, then you can add a bit of fresh coriander or mint leaves. Don’t add too much, just a tiny amount, about 1 tsp of chopped coriander or mint.
  3. To make this veg pasta you will have to steam or cook the vegetables. Either steam them in a pot or electric cooker or use a pressure cooker to cook the veggies. Peel and dice or cube the veggies. Keep aside.
  4. I have not steamed the mushrooms but sauteed them as you will see in the pics below.
  5. In this recipe you don’t have to make the white sauce separately. The white sauce is made in the same pan once the boiled veggies are added. You can also have a look at this White sauce pasta which is made in a different way.

How to make vegetable pasta

1. first steam or boil the potatoes, carrots, baby corn and peas in a steamer or pressure cooker. Drain and then chop them. Keep aside. Then take enough water in a pan or pot. Add some salt and few drops of oil. Bring the water to a boil and then add the pasta and cook them.

cooking pasta

2. The pasta has to be well cooked as we are not going to cook them further, once we add them to the final dish. If you like then you can cook the pasta al dente.

cooked pasta

3. Drain the pasta in a colander or sieve. Rinse with running water and keep aside. You can sprinkle a few drops of oil and gently toss them.

cooked pasta

4. Heat butter in a pan. Take care it should not burn or brown. Add onions and garlic. Saute till the onions are translucent.

onions for veg pasta recipe

5. Add the sliced mushrooms.

mushrooms for veg pasta recipe

6. Saute the mushrooms till they start to get lightly browned from the edges.

sauteing mushrooms for vegetable pasta

7. Add the chopped capsicum/green bell pepper and saute till they are softened and almost cooked.

capsicum for veg pasta

8. Add the all-purpose flour or whole wheat flour and stir well. Saute for 4 to 5 mins on a low flame till the raw aroma of the flour goes away.

making veg pasta recipe

9. Add the chopped cooked veggies and stir well. Saute for a minute.

vegetables for veg pasta recipe

10. Pour milk in a gentle stream to the pan and keep on stirring. the flour will combine with the milk and you will see the sauce getting thickened slowly. season with salt, pepper and oregano or basil or your choice of herbs.

making vegetable pasta recipe

11. When the white sauce starts to thicken and reaches your desired consistency, then add the pasta.

cooking vegetable pasta

12. stir well so that the white sauce coats the vegetables and pasta. Switch off the flame.

cooked vegetable pasta

Serve vegetable pasta hot or warm topped with some grated cheese. If you want you can also top the vegetable pasta with grated cheddar cheese and bake in a preheated oven till the cheese melts.

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More Pasta recipes

  1. Alfredo pasta
  2. Arrabiata pasta
  3. Red sauce pasta
  4. Penne pasta
  5. Mac and cheese
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Vegetable Pasta

4.71 from 37 votes
This veg pasta is a smooth and creamy dish made with pasta and vegetables in white sauce.
white sauce pasta recipe with veggies, easy veg white sauce pasta recipe
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:30 mins
Cook Time:40 mins
Total Time:1 hr 10 mins
Course:main course
Cuisine:world
Servings (change the number to scale):3 to 4
(1 CUP = 250 ML)

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup shell pasta or macaroni
  • 1.5 cups chopped white button mushrooms
  • ½ cup green peas - fresh or frozen
  • 1 medium potato
  • 1 small to medium carrot
  • 1 small to medium capsicum, any color - red, green or yellow (bell pepper)
  • 4 to 5 baby corn
  • 1 medium onion - chopped
  • 2 to 3 small garlic - finely chopped
  • 2 cups whole full fat milk
  • 2.5 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon dry oregano or basil or a mix of both or your choice of dry herbs
  • 2 to 3 tablespoon butter
  • 2 to 3 tablespoon grated cheddar or regular cheese (optional)
  • salt as required
  • black pepper as required

INSTRUCTIONS

preparation

  • First steam or boil the potatoes, carrots, baby corn and peas in a steamer or pressure cooker.
  • Drain and then chop them. Keep aside.
  • Heat enough water in a pan with salt and a few drops of oil.
  • When the water comes to a boil, add the pasta and boil them till they are completely cooked.
  • Strain the pasta and rinse with water. Drain and keep aside.

making vegetable pasta

  • In a pan, melt the butter. Add the onions and garlic and saute till the onions are softened.
  • Then add the mushrooms. Stir and saute the mushrooms till the mushrooms are lightly browned from the sides.
  • The mushrooms will release their juices initially and after continuous sauteing, the juices will evaporate. There should be no moisture in the pan.
  • Keep on stirring in breaks while sauteing the mushrooms.
  • Then add the chopped capsicum (bell pepper) and saute for 10 to 12 minutes.
  • Add the flour and saute for 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Add the boiled vegetables and saute for a minute.
  • Pour milk in a gentle stream to the pan and keep on stirring. The flour will combine with the milk and you will see the sauce getting thickened slowly.
  • Season with salt, pepper and oregano or basil or your choice of herbs.
  • When the sauce starts to thicken and reaches your desired consistency. Add the pasta.
  • Stir well so that the white sauce coats the vegetables and the pasta. Switch off the flame.
  • If the white sauce becomes too thick or lumpy, then add some hot water or milk and thin the sauce.
  • Lastly add some grated cheese if required.
  • Serve vegetable pasta hot with some toasted bread or baguette.
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Dassana Amitnamaste and welcome to vegrecipesofindia.com which i started in feb 2009 and is a pure vegetarian blog. i have been passionate about cooking from childhood and began to cook from the age of 10. later having enrolled in a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was formally trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

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154 comments/reviews

  1. Hello , very easy way of making , thnk u…. I have one query , if I have to send it to my son in tiffin for school , it will b more sticky and mashy so what is the better way which I can give this to him …. my son loves this and wants me to send this in tiffin5 stars

    • keep a slight liquid consistency in the recipe. so when the pasta and sauce cool down also there won’t be stickiness or lumpiness. so add some more milk.

  2. Dear dassana van v replace maids with wheat as u did in plain pasta5 stars

    • shubha, yes you can.

      • Thank you dear5 stars

        • Welcome Shubha

  3. Hello Dassana,

    I tried this recipe yesterday and followed it as you have advised and wow it came out perfectly! everybody praised the pasta like how it tastes perfectly like a restaurant made! All thanks to you. May you be blessed for giving us so yummy recipes and best part and the unique part is step by step pictures which makes it more easier.Thank you very much!5 stars

    • Welcome Priya. Glad to know this. Thanks for your best wishes and kind words. I am touched reading your positive feedback. Happy Cooking.

  4. Hi…love all your recipes ..i just wanted to know How to make pasta more creamy ??
    Thanks

    • thanks juhi. you can add some cream or increase the quantity of white sauce to make the pasta more creamy.

  5. Have tried the laddos you suggested and all of them have come up so well…this is the best site for Veg recipes ,the pics further makes it easier.Thanks so much.

    • thanks aditi for sharing this. glad to know. happy cooking.

  6. Hi mam, firstly hats off to you for writing such wonderful appetising recipes. I am following your recipes from last 2-3 months. Everyday, i scroll through your app to help me in the kitchen. You really are my guru. Thanks tons!

    • thank you much ria. i am glad that the recipes are working out well for you. thanks again.

  7. the reciepe turned out to be a hit. All your reciepes are awesome4 stars

    • thanks vinutha for this feedback.

  8. Hi can v add penne or other kind of pasta instead of macaroni ? thanks

    • you can use penne or any type of pasta.

  9. It was a hit. Thanks

    • welcome deepti and thanks for positive views 🙂

  10. Just tried this recipe and it turned out to be awesome. My daughter loves pasta and its so good now to be able to make at home… thank you. I love your app and recipes… you are a guru.

    • thanks sumit for your kind words and positive views 🙂 you are welcome.

  11. Dassana you are fabulous and so are your recipes I tried these pasta today an it turn out to be an instant hit….everyone loves it …..people do say you are good for for me you are my master chef thank you so much and keep it up …….

    • thanks for the title and positive views 🙂

  12. hello mam,
    can i use grated cheese on topping n melt it on gas stove .is it possible?

    • charu, yes you can do it.

  13. good descriptive

    • thanks.

  14. I have tried this recipe today.It’s delicious. My husband also liked it very much. I have tried so many recipes from your blog.Almost everyday I am seeing your App.The recipes done using your blog always tastes wonderful.I have shared your app to my friends and they have also started doing the recipes.I am the beginner in cooking.You are writing the recipes in easy and impressive way. After searching for recipes in various sites i always end up with your recipe. Thank you so much for providing wonderful recipes.

    • very pleased to know this thank you for your kind, motivating words and also thanks for your positive feedback. now we know who is sending the traffic to us 😉 and you are welcome.

  15. Hi.. I tried it and it was yum! Thanks! I also made a gluten free dairy free version by replacing with GF pasta and Maida with tapioca flour.. milk with almond milk and it was great 🙂5 stars

    • thanks sandhya. nice to know about the gluten free version. i have made the almond milk version a couple of times and that was also good.

  16. amazing

  17. Nice recipe.I luv it.eager for more simple recipes

  18. This seems to b delicious… I m gonna mk it sply on my friends demand today on my bday hpe thy wl lyk it ?
    What can b added addnly to increase its tasre ? could u plz suggest ??5 stars

    • addition of italian herbs give a good taste. you can even add the herbs packet which are sent by pizza delivery people.

  19. Just made this… added some broccoli and 2 red chilli too, really delicious, thank you for sharing : ) 5 out of 5 stars!5 stars

    • thankyou tanusha for 5 star rating and your positive comments 🙂

  20. instead of mushroom what can be added

    • you could skip mushrooms hope this help’s you.

  21. Have been following ur blog for various recipes.. Pasta turned out to be awesome.. My husband loved it.. Had tried it before but this recipe turned out to be amazing experience for me!! 🙂

    • pleased to know your husband liked the veg pasta recipe 🙂 thankyou for your positive words.

  22. It was awsme in taste I fall in love with milk I nevr thought foods made frm milk will b so tasty

    • pleased to know this megha glad you liked the pasta 🙂 thankyou so much.

  23. Awesome recipe.. I always used to make the white sauce seperately.. Never knew this technique.. Thanks for sharing.. Came out excellent!!

    • thanks prajna. i use both the methods, but i find this one easier to prepare than making white sauce separately.

    • glad you liked the vegetable pasta recipe and thankyou prajna for your positive words 🙂

  24. Wow! Excellent Recipe! I must say that u can also make the sause separately, put the amount of maida/flour +ghee make it kind of thick then add the milk but keep the stove always in the lowest level otherwise it gets all thickened + Add pepper? But I love ur Reciepe Dasanna ? Keep sharing Vegatarian Recipes without Egg! Will def. follow ? Thx – all the way from South Africa?

    • thanks a lot janani. i know the sauce can be made separately. but for beginners making the sauce separately is a bit tricky as it gets thickened and becomes lumpy too at times. hence shared an easy version.

  25. Hi can pregnant ladies eat this? And I love mushrooms but don’t know how to buy .we get packed white mushrooms in stores here don’t know whether they are good or not!!

    • sowraj pregnant ladies could eat mushrooms. when you buy mushrooms always they should be white in color and appear firm. if they looks very black and soft then refrain from buying. hope this help’s you.

      • Thanks so much!! I love pasta n macaroni but worried whether I can eat this or not ,being pregnant.but as making at home is hygenic I wanna try

        • welcome sowraj. you can have pasta and macaroni. however, its always better to have whole wheat ones or made from sooji or semolina. you can try this recipe at home.

  26. Hi,

    Can we use mozarella cheese for the white sauce ? Do you prefer amul cheese or mozarella cheese ?

    • use amul cheese.

      • okay thank u !

        • welcome aalaya 🙂

        • also, how to keep the pasta warm in a normal school tiffin ,i don’t use a thermos tiffin so can u suggest something else ?!

        • pasta won’t stay warm in a normal tiffin. so i don’t think there is anything that can be done to make it stay warm. at the most, you can wrap the tiffin with a foil or a kitchen towel, so that the warmth is trapped inside.

        • okay , thanks for the reply ! 🙂

        • welcome.

  27. Nice and easy
    Very grateful for su amazing and time saving dish4 stars

    • thankyou and you are always welcome ritu 🙂

  28. Awesome tasty pasta. I tried it n my husband loved it alot.
    thanks3 stars

    • glad to know this sana 🙂 and you are welcome.

  29. HI ,

    Thanks for the wonderful recipe, a quick question would be if i don’t want to use mushroom then what can i use in its place.?5 stars

    • thanks. just skip the mushrooms.

  30. All recipes come out perfect!!
    This one too!
    Your measurements are di accurate, one can never go wrong!
    Keep up the good work Dassana!!

    • thankyou manasa 🙂 and you are always welcome.

  31. Thanks for this recipe.Instead of other veggies, can we add only carrot and capsicum

    • yes you can add carrots and capsicum.

  32. Simple and quick! thanks4 stars

    • thankyou anjali 🙂

  33. Hi Dasana,

    Can we use this recipe and further bake it for bake pasta?

    Thanks

    • yes you can bake if further. just sprinkle grated cheese and bake till the cheese melts.

      • Thanks for your response

  34. It is really easy and tasty. Thank you3 stars

    • welcome annie

  35. Hii…
    I was thinking to hv pasta with white sauce for a long tym as I dont cook much… then got through ur recipe. In a short tym with easy procedure as given by u made the pasta. My family members loved it
    Thanks 4 sharing d recipe 😉

    • welcome mousumi. nice to know this.