Mushroom-Broccoli Pasta

Pasta… I’m not a big fan of it but yes, I love making it when I feel lazy to spend long hours in my kitchen! And everytime I toss some, I make sure it’s healthy… One thing is that I always prefer wheat-based pasta and secondly, I add some seasonal stuff into it to make it healthier :)

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A few of my favorite tricks:

  • Different sauces i.e. Tomato-Basil Sauce, Creamy Garlic Sauce, Soy + Chilly Sauce, Spinach based sauce etc.
  • Trying out varieties of oil: Olive Oil, EVOO, Vegetable Oil, Canola, Sesame Oil :P
  • Alternates for flavors to be added: Grated Ginger, Burnt Garlic, Spring Onions, Garlic Scapes and many more…
  • Some chopped/diced vegetables: Mushrooms (all-time), Green Beans, Carrots, Capsicum, Corn, Broccoli, Canned Beans!!!

While making it this time, I used broccoli, button mushrooms and green beans and tossed everything with a few tablespoons of tomato-basil sauce! As I had a soupy bowl and pull-apart garlic bread to go with it, I didn’t want to make it saucy at all… Here you go with the recipe!!!

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1 cup Wheat based Pasta
1/2 tsp Minced Garlic
8-10 Broccoli Florets, blanched & oven-roasted
6-8 Button Mushrooms, cut into halves
5-6 Green Beans, trimmed & cut into 2″ pieces
3/4 cup Pasta Sauce, just for coating
2-3 tbsp Parmesan Cheese
2 tsp Dried Herbs
1/2 tsp Chilly Flakes
2 tsp Olive Oil
Salt, to taste


  1. Cook pasta in plenty of water until al dente. Strain excess water and rinse with fresh cold water. Keep it aside.\
  2. Blanch green beans & broccoli in hot water for 4-5 mins.
  3. Pat-dry and oven-roast broccoli florets for 10-12 mins on 200 degrees.
  4. Heat oil in a pan and add garlic into it. Saute for a while & add button mushrooms, green beans & broccoli into it.
  5. Give a quick stir-fry and add pasta sauce with seasonings & parmesan cheese. Mix everything well and cook it uncovered for a few mins.
  6. Add cooked pasta and toss on high heat.
  7. Cook for 2-3 mins more and it’s ready to serve!


You can add more cheese on top if you want! And keep it saucy if you’re serving it as a full meal :)