Among all pastas Spaghetti Arrabbiata is my sons favorite one which means its quiet a common affair at my place. Its so easy to put up food type any time of the day .
Imagine a healthy meal ready in minutes without spending hours in the kitchen and the best part is that it is so addictive and loved by all.
Seriously who doesn’t like slurping down the noodles . It’s a great alternative to maggie . No offence guys but never been a maggie lover . I am happy feeding my son whole wheat pasta with home made sauce and wholesome veggies which takes me just minutes to whip up. And tastes way better. The truth is nothing can be made in 2 minutes . But if you have 15 minutes on hand you can surely make this one.
quick and easy
Guys…. its Spaghetti – it has to be addictive
Universally loved .
makes a great lunch box for a kid as well as an adult.
Preparations can be done ahead of time for potlucks and gatherings.
So yesterday I was sitting at the dining table with my coffee and looking outside the window – my favorite pass time . By the way I love the view our apartment has. I noticed that the leaves are changing colors, they are shedding all over and everything around is looking so so pretty . Fall is officially here . This is just the beginning and it will get scenic day by day.
I knew what activity am i going to do with my son next. We both do a lot of fun things together , lot of art and craft and imaginative play and I love doing activities related to food with my son too.He has always been a fussy eater and I need him to get interested in food . I have been observing it for sometime now that whenever we do something together he really feels passionate about it . So I thought why not food art . And you know what it works . At least it has been working with my son. This is what we came up with and our inspiration was the tree.
My son was so happy to put up everything together. It helps them discover their creative side. You should try it too.
I have used whole grain spaghetti , few veggies and my favorite express pasta sauce which is also the arrabbiata sauce for making this one. Here is the recipe for express pasta sauce. You may use store-bought sauce too.
You can use pasta of your choice – penne or fusilli taste great with this sauce .
below is a step by step tutorial followed by the recipe and notes
used broccoli , sweet corn , peppers
Prepare noodles as per the package
once cooked strain and give a cold water bath to stop cooking further . Drizzle in some olive oil and pepper and cover it until ready to use
Now heat some cooking olive oil in a non stick pan and sautee the veggies
Add the pasta sauce , give a quick mix
Add some milk (optional ) I was out of cheese and love the addition of milk
stir well and let it come to a simmer . Taste test . Add seasoning
I like to steam broccoli in the microwave and add towards the end
Add the spaghetti .Switch off the flame and toss it well
Piping hot pasta is ready
- 1.5 cups assorted vegetables*
- 1 clove of grated fresh garlic
- 1/4 package of whole wheat spaghetti * or pasta of your choice would be 2 cups dry pasta
- 1.5 cups prepared pasta sauce*
- 1/4 cup or more milk *
- salt and pepper to taste
- handful of fresh basil leaves optional
- Cook the pasta according to the package by adding salt t boiling water.
- Coat it liberally with olive oil ,black pepper and keep aside.
- Heat oil in a non stick pan
- Sautee the garlic and desired veggies for a minute
- Add pasta sauce and cook for a minute
- Add milk and cook it for a minute
- Taste test and adjust seasoning .
- Remember the pasta sauce already has seasoning
- Add the boiled spaghetti and coat well
- Top with fresh herbs and grated cheese if desired
You can skip milk and add cheese instead or add both
You can use any veggies on hand like bellpeppers , zucchini, broccoli , sweet corn , onions , olives
Use any pasta type if you don't have spaghetti
My son giving some finishing touches to his plate
And now let’s dig in
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