Super Simple Veggie Penne Pasta

So what’s for dinner mom? I’m sure everyone gets that question almost every day, right? As a busy mom of two boys I’m always struggling to figure out what to make for dinner.  I like meals that are fast and easy, but nutritious and made at home. I like to know the ingredients that go into our meals and I love the fact that every meal I cook is made with love. 

I love recipes that are simple and easy to make which is why this recipe is one of my favorites.  All you need is five ingredients and a couple of pans and you are done! 

Super Simple Veggie Penne Pasta


  • 2 tbsp of olive oil 
  • 2 cups of white mushrooms chopped 
  • 2 zucchinis chopped
  • 1 16oz bag of wholewheat organic penne pasta
  • 25 to 30 oz of pasta sauce 
  • Salt and pepper

Note: This is a very versatile recipe, feel free to switch any of the ingredients for your favorite ones or if you have dietary restrictions.

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1. Bring water to boil and cook pasta as directed on the package

2. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and add olive oil 

3. Add chopped zucchini and mushrooms to skillet and sprinkle them with salt and pepper, cook for about 5 minutes or until tender

4. Add cooked pasta and pasta sauce to skillet, mix everything together and cook for another 5 minutes

5. Top it with your favorite cheese if desired, I use “vegan cheese” on ours to keep it plant-based

My whole family loves this dish and it is a great way to make kids eat some veggies without even knowing. You can add a simple spinach salad on the side if desired to boost your veggie intake.

My toddler loves this meal and I’m sure your kids will too! 

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