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Dinner
Jan
4
2013

Vegetable Party Spaghetti with Warm Garlic Thyme Olive Oil

It’s National Spaghetti Day! I’m thrilled to be teaming up with Barilla Pasta today to celebrate spaghetti and to offer a fun Giveaway.

A new year generally calls for healthier eating right? I’ve developed a recipe made with Barilla Whole Grain Spaghetti chock-full of vegetables drizzled in a warm garlic thyme olive oil. This one is colorful and full of flavor.

Let’s take a look at how we make this.

Here’s your ingredient line-up.

Barilla Whole Grain Spaghetti is a great way to incorporate healthier eating for your family.

Place your spaghetti into a nice big pot of boiling water and cook for about 7 minutes.

It should be nice and al dente.

Here come the veggies. Let’s start with some onions.

Zucchini and yellow squash.

Red bell pepper.

Add it all to the pot and cook for a good 5 minutes.

Add a lovely yellow bell pepper.

Add some white sliced mushrooms and garlic.

Some chopped spinach.

Add your cooked spaghetti back to the pot.

Add your cooked vegetables to the spaghetti.

Season with salt and pepper.

Heat the olive oil, garlic and thyme into a saucepan over medium heat until hot.

Pour the warm oil over the spaghetti and stir.

 

Enjoy!

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Vegetable Party Spaghetti with Warm Garlic Thyme Olive Oil

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Barilla Whole Grain Spaghetti
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup finely diced white onion
  • 2 cups sliced zucchini
  • 2 cups yellow squash
  • 1 cup red bell pepper
  • 1 cup yellow bell pepper
  • 1 cup green bell pepper
  • 3 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 cups sliced white mushrooms
  • 3 cups baby spinach, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons fresh minced thyme

Directions

  1. Cook Barilla Spaghetti according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute onions, zucchini, yellow squash, bell peppers, garlic, mushrooms and spinach until softened, about 5 minutes. Place cooked spaghetti noodles back into large pot. Stir in vegetables. Season with salt and pepper, stirring.
  3. Heat olive oil into a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir in garlic and fresh thyme. Stir and cook for 3 minutes, until hot. Pour over spaghetti and vegetables, stirring. Serve warm.

Makes 8 Servings

Giveaway now closed. Winner has been notified.

Giveaway

One Winner will win:

15 Boxes of Barilla Pasta

5+ Coupons for Barilla Pasta Sauce

A Cooking Apron

A Set of Bamboo Cooking Utensils

A Cooking Timer

Here’s How To Enter:

1. In my comment section, share a link or title and or/recipe of your favorite healthy spaghetti in honor of National Spaghetti Day. You can enter up to 3 separate recipes.

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5. Contest ends January 6th 8am PST. Winner will be chosen via Random.org and will be announced January 7th. Winner must be at least 18 years of age.

Be sure to check out my friends Healthy Barilla Spaghetti

Maria Two Peas and Their Pod Spaghetti with Sun Dried Tomatoes & Spinach

Lori Recipe Girl Baked Lemon Chicken Spaghetti Primavera

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    My favorite recipe is my grandma’s spaghetti sauce…it simmers in the stove all day and tastes amazing!

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    what a great looking plate of spaghetti, Jenny! Love all of these veggies!

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    Another spaghetti recipe I make: Zucchini Spaghetti

    9 oz linguine or spaghetti
    4 cup shredded zucchini (about 3 medium, I sometimes use yellow squash)
    4 tsp olive oil
    2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced (I like garlic so I use 5)
    1/4 cup fat-free plain yogurt or sour cream (we prefer sour cream)
    3/4 cup reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese
    3/4 tsp salt
    1/4 tsp pepper

    1. Cook linguine according to directions. IN a sieve or colander drain the zucchini, squeezing to remove excess liquid. I also put the zucchini in a cheesecloth and wring it out to remove all of the liquid.
    2. In large nonstick skillet, sautee zucchini in oil for 2 min, add garlic, sautee 1-2 min longer or until zucchini is tender. Transfer to a large bowl. Add the yogurt(sour cream), cheese, salt and papper. Drain pasta; add to zucchini mix and toss to coat.
    Nutrition facts: 3/4 cup =210 calories, 7g fat (3g sat fat), 2g fiber, 10g protein. Diet exchange 1.5 starch, 1.5 fat, 1 veggie.

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    such a beautiful,flavorful, healthy dish! love all those veggies! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Traditional Spaghetti with Tomato sauce is my fav!

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    Becky says:

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    In the summer I love to cut up fresh garden tomatoes, basil, olive oil, garlic and salt then leave it in a bowl to macerate for 30 minutes or longer then pour over my hot spaghetti or angel hair pasta. Sprinkle on a few red pepper flakes for added zing! Quick and easy!

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    This is a healthy and tasty sounding pasta!

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    Emma says:

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    My last favorite way to eat pasta is, well… plain!! I honestly have a place in my heart for plain noodles, without any toppings. I used to eat it like this ALL the time as a picky eater child… so I still love it! Whole-wheat or whole-grain pasta adds the perfect nuttiness to this method.

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    Jenny, this looks truly so delish & healthy! Not commenting to enter, just wanted to let you know! xo

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    A perfect party or weeknight pasta!! Lovely Jenny ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Yummmm!! I like spaghetti and (veggie) meatballs!

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    Dee Parker says:

    I make a veggie spaghetti, too. But I don’t like the taste of chunks of zucchini and yellow squash, so I grate them and carrots and saute them with in olive oil with garlic and herbs.

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    yum! This looks delicious. I like some wheat pasta with a bit of olive oil, garlic, and thyme. Then I’ll usually add some tuna from protein, and serve it with a side salad of arugula. Thanks for the giveaway ๐Ÿ™‚

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