Tomato Pesto Spaghettini

Tomato Pesto Spaghettini - this easy pasta recipe is loaded with hidden veggies and is an under 10 minute dinner! I love quick and easy dinner recipes! | thebewitchinkitchen.com

Vegetables are important, we all know that but (let’s be honest here) they’re not always the foods we desire and crave. Vegetable haters, rejoice, I have come to your aide with this recipe for Tomato Pesto Spaghettini. It’s delicious and hidden with good for you vegetables, and fibre.

Tomato Pesto Spaghettini - this easy pasta recipe is loaded with hidden veggies and is an under 10 minute dinner! I love quick and easy dinner recipes! | thebewitchinkitchen.com

Now that I’m a mom and it’s no longer only about me, I do everything I can to ensure that my family is getting the nutrition that they need to be healthy and strong individuals.

In an ideal world, my three-year-old would love spinach, peppers, broccoli (heck, in an ideal world, so would I) but in the real world, he has a meltdown when he sees them on his plate. I’m tired of the fight and I’m sure you are too. Friends, I’m about to share something with you that will be a picky-eater game changer.

Tomato Pesto Spaghettini - this easy pasta recipe is loaded with hidden veggies and is an under 10 minute dinner! I love quick and easy dinner recipes! | thebewitchinkitchen.com

Catelli has made a wholesome pasta called Smart Veggie. It’s a delicious white pasta that’s high in fibre and (wait for it) provides a ½ serving of vegetables, yes there are vegetables in the pastaThis new innovation from Catelli really captures Canadians’ desire for healthier meal options by enhancing the nutritional value of their pasta meal.

Here’s a little more information broken down:

  • 1 serving (85g) has 1/2 serving of vegetables and 8g of fibre.
  • The vegetables included are dehydrated carrots and cauliflower.
  • Smart Veggie and most of Catelli’s pasta is Non-GMO Project Verified.Tomato Pesto Spaghettini - this easy pasta recipe is loaded with hidden veggies and is an under 10 minute dinner! I love quick and easy dinner recipes! | thebewitchinkitchen.com

The Smart Veggie pasta tastes really good, it’s no different than any other white pasta but it has some hidden powers behind it. In addition to the new Smart Veggie, Catelli has a huge selection of healthier pasta options. 100% whole grain Canadian wheat, gluten free and Catelli Smart are some of the wholesome choices for your family.

Tomato Pesto Spaghettini - this easy pasta recipe is loaded with hidden veggies and is an under 10 minute dinner! I love quick and easy dinner recipes! | thebewitchinkitchen.com

Tomato Pesto Spaghettini

Tomato Pesto Spaghettini - this easy pasta recipe is loaded with hidden veggies and is an under 10 minute dinner! I love quick and easy dinner recipes! | thebewitchinkitchen.com

For the Tomato Pesto Spaghettini, I eased off the vegetables a bit because of the Smart Veggie adding an additional half serving. For the picky eater? I simply picked out the peppers (but left the spinach and told him it was ‘Hulk’ pasta).

For those of you who learn better by watching, check out the YouTube video above.

Tomato Pesto Spaghettini - this easy pasta recipe is loaded with hidden veggies and is an under 10 minute dinner! I love quick and easy dinner recipes! | thebewitchinkitchen.com
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Tomato Pesto Spaghettini

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 box Catelli Smart Veggie
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 orange bell pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1 can diced tomatoes with garlic
  • 1/2 cup pesto
  • Optional: parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Cook the Smart Veggie pasta according to the instructions on the box.
  • While the pasta is cooking heat a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the olive oil and then the peppers, saute until tender.
  • Add the spinach and stir until wilted.
  • Add the tomatoes and pesto and let simmer for a few minutes.
  • Drain the pasta and add to the tomato pesto sauce and stir it around.
  • Serve and top with optional parmesan cheese.
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To learn more about Catelli and the pasta products they offer visit http://www.catelli.ca/.

Tomato Pesto Spaghettini - this easy pasta recipe is loaded with hidden veggies and is an under 10 minute dinner! I love quick and easy dinner recipes! | thebewitchinkitchen.com

This super quick recipe is sponsored by my friends over at Catelli, all opinions and thoughts are my own.

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2 comments on “Tomato Pesto Spaghettini”

  1. I often look for ways to hide veggies in food – and veggies in pasta is a great idea! Thanks for linking up with Merry Monday this week.

  2. What a quick and great meal idea! My husband is all about pesto so this would be his kind of meal! Thanks for linking up with Delicious Dishes Recipe Party!

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