Very veggie spaghetti


Very veggie spaghetti recipe, vegetarian pasta recipes, easy family food from daisies and pie

Our very veggie spaghetti is perfect for midweek dinner, it’s quick and easy to make, counts towards your 5-a-day and tastes delicious.

In the time it takes to cook the spaghetti, just chop and cook up the Mediterranean style veggies and mingle everything together onto the plate. A really easy, healthy quick recipe. 

Very veggie spaghetti

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 22 minutes

Yield: Serves 4

Very veggie spaghetti

Quick and tasty, healthy pasta recipe


  • 200g spaghetti
  • splash of olive oil
  • pinch of sea salt
  • knob of butter
  • clove of garlic - finely chopped
  • 1 courgette - cut into strips
  • 2 pointed red peppers - cut into strips
  • 1 small aubergine - cut into strips
  • 150g asparagus - chopped into bitesize pieces
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds - toasted and ground
  • 200g cherry tomatoes - quartered
  • handful of torn basil
  • Parmesan to serve


  1. Put the spaghetti on to cook in a pan of boiling salted water, with a swirl of olive oil as per packet instructions.
  2. Add a splash of olive oil and knob of butter to a frying pan, tip in the garlic, courgettes, aubergine, pepper and asparagus and fry over a medium heat for around 7-8 minutes, until softened. Stir in the ground fennel seeds and mix well to spread the flavour.
  3. Turn off the heat and add the quartered tomatoes.
  4. Once the spaghetti has cooked, drain it in a colander and keep a little of the water in case you want to loosen the spaghetti.
  5. Mix everything together and tip onto plates.
  6. Scatter over torn basil and Parmesan shavings.
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Make very veggie spaghetti your way…
  • Add in different or more veggies, mushroom and fennel work well.
  • Toss in some chorizo sprinkles or chopped ham.
  • Try different pasta shapes.
  • Add spice with a pinch of chilli flakes.
  • Top with toasted flaked almonds or pine nuts.
  • Skip the fennel and toss the spaghetti with pesto before adding the veggies.
How to serve very veggie spaghetti
  • Serve just as it is in shallow bowls, maybe add a green side salad or garlic ciabatta slices.
  • Serve alongside roast chicken as a lighter alternative to Sunday roast.
  • Serve with grilled fish.
  • Leftovers are fab cold next day as pasta salad.

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