Whole Grain Pasta with Peppers and Potatoes

Yes, you heard that right, potatoes in pasta. Surprised? Me too when we went to a restaurant suggested by one our friends which had a wonderful ambiance but lacked options for vegetarian food. Yet we decided to check it out and to our surprise the friendly waiter offered to makes us a special dish which was not the menu. I guess they wanted to please their customers which they surely did. We waited for a while and then came this piping hot pasta with potatoes and peppers!. You eat with your eyes first is certainly true as the dish was very inviting and tasted terrific. I decided to mimic the dish at home and it sure was a super hit.

Penne Pasta with Peppers and Pottaoes

(For 2 people)
1 cup whole grain penne Pasta
1 red skin potato
1 small bell pepper
Some basil leaves (dry or fresh)
1/4 cup pasta sauce
Parmesan cheese to sprinkle
Salt per taste
Freshly ground black pepper
1/2 tsp pepper flakes or per taste
2 cloves of crushed garlic
2 tsp olive oil

Whole Grain Penne Pasta ~ Served just for you


Bring water to a boil in a sauce and drop the pasta until it is al dente. Cut potatoes with skin lengthwise about 1/2 inch thick. Cut peppers lengthwise about the same length as potatoes. Ina non-stick pan, heat olive oil, add pepper flakes to infuse in oil followed by garlic making sure not to burn it. Add the potatoes, sauté, add some salt, some water, cover it with a lid and let it cook until almost done. Then add the peppers, sauté, followed by pasta sauce just enough to coat the pasta. Add the drained pasta, add some pasta water if needed so that it is not too dry. Sprinkle the basil, pepper, mix well, turn off the heat and add Parmesan cheese. Mix, taste for seasonings and serve hot with a glass of wine. Enjoy.

Enjoy quick and hearty whole grain pasta

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5 Responses to Whole Grain Pasta with Peppers and Potatoes

  1. Latha says:

    Pasta looks delicious…

  2. Jay says:

    this is another must try dish for me…fabulous..:)
    Tasty Appetite

  3. priyanka nagar says:

    Very good recipe! tried it today…easy, fast and delicious!

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