Creamy Veggie Pasta Skillet

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This Creamy Veggie Pasta Skillet is simple to make and you will not be disappointed with the flavor of the delicious cream sauce made with Silk Unsweet Almondmilk!

creamy veggie pasta skillet

Now is a great time to make recipes that are easy to customize with what you have on hand since we are taking less frequent grocery trips. People have been relying on pasta dishes more than ever lately, and honestly, I can get on board with that!

I always love pasta — just add some veggies and protein and you have a tasty, balanced meal!

creamy veggie pasta skillet

Disclosure: this recipe was created in partnership with Silk and I am being compensated for social promotion. As always, all opinions expressed are my own. #sponsored

veggies to use in this pasta skillet

Now that it’s getting warmer, more fresh veggies are starting to be in season – YAY! You can truly add any and all veggies that you love to this recipe!

I used the following vegetables:

  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Asparagus
  • Carrots
  • Zucchini
  • Cherry or grape tomatoes

I also cooked them in that order based on how long they take to cook. I cooked the garlic & onion first, by themselves and then set aside. Then, I added the carrots and asparagus with some broth and let those cook for a few minutes.

Next, I added the zucchini slices with another splash of broth, and last, I added the cherry tomatoes, since I knew those would require the least amount of time. You can adjust accordingly based on the veggies you decide to add!

Other veggies you could add:

  • Summer squash
  • Mushrooms
  • Sun-dried tomatoes
  • Bell peppers
  • Broccoli
  • Eggplant
  • Baby spinach
  • And more!

how to make creamy sauce for this veggie pasta skillet

This white cream sauce is super easy to make.

creamy veggie pasta skillet

All you do is add 2 Tbsp of butter or ghee to your skillet, then 2 Tbsp of whole wheat (or all-purpose) flour, and stir constantly. I like to use a silicone whisk so I don’t scratch my pan!

Next, add in your vegetable broth and Silk Unsweet Almondmilk, and continue to stir constantly. Lastly, fold in your Parmesan (or Mozzarella) cheese. Stir until the sauce begins to bubble and thicken. Then, add your veggies and pasta back in to combine!

I surveyed my audience on Instagram to see if people prefer long spaghetti noodles or shapes, like penne, and tons of people responded with “it depends”. Most people said that if it is being served hot with a white sauce, they prefer spaghetti noodles. So that’s what I used!

creamy veggie pasta skillet

With that being said, you can use any pasta you have in your pantry! Shapes would work great, too. You could even try using a chickpea pasta for a little more protein.

Creamy Veggie Pasta Skillet

Shanna Hutcheson
This Creamy Veggie Pasta Skillet is easy to make and works with any pasta or veggies you have on hand! The white sauce is made using unsweet Silk Almondmilk.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 6 servings
Calories 306 kcal

Ingredients
  

Veggie Pasta

  • 8 oz whole wheat spaghetti noodles dry
  • 2.5 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 white onion large, chopped
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 bunch asparagus cut into 1-2" pieces
  • 1 zucchini thinly sliced, cut in half moons
  • 1 cup carrots peeled, sliced thin diagonally (2 large carrots)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes sliced in half
  • 3 Tbsp vegetable broth low sodium
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Creamy White Sauce

  • 2 Tbsp ghee or butter
  • 2 Tbsp whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup vegetable broth low sodium
  • 1 cup Silk Unsweet Almondmilk
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan more as desired
  • 3/4 tsp Italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add spaghetti and cook according to package instructions. When pasta is done cooking, drain in a colander and rinse with water.
  • While the spaghetti is cooking, drizzle some extra virgin olive oil in a very large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chopped onion and minced garlic; stir occasionally and cook until onion is translucent and garlic is fragrant. Transfer to a large bowl and set aside.
  • In the same skillet, add another small drizzle of olive oil, then add chopped carrots and asparagus, 2 Tbsp vegetable broth, and cook/stir for 4-5 minutes. Then add sliced zucchini + 1 Tbsp of vegetable broth. After you have cooked zucchini for 2-3 minutes, add cherry tomatoes and cook for about 2 more minutes.
  • Once all veggies are slightly browned and crisp, transfer to large bowl with the cooked onion and garlic.
  • In the same large skillet, add 2 Tbsp ghee or butter, 2 Tbsp of whole wheat flour and stir constantly with a whisk.
  • Add 3/4 cup vegetable broth and 1 cup of Almondmilk and stir constantly until sauce begins to boil and thicken.
  • Stir in 1/2-3/4 cup of shredded Parmesan cheese and 3/4 tsp Italian seasoning.
  • Next, add cooked vegetables back in with the sauce, as well as the drained pasta and stir well until everything is evenly coated with the sauce.
  • Serve hot. Top with more Parmesan if desired.
  • One serving is roughly 1.5 cups. Recipe yields about 6 servings. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.

Notes

Add source of protein if desired: grilled shrimp, chicken, tofu or tempeh.

Nutrition

Calories: 306kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 11gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 360mgPotassium: 394mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 4178IUVitamin C: 16mgCalcium: 193mgIron: 3mg
Keyword almondmilk, creamy veggie pasta skillet recipe, creamy white sauce, healthy pasta dish, spaghetti, vegetarian
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creamy veggie pasta skillet

I hope this Creamy Veggie Pasta Skillet becomes a new favorite in your household! Tag me in your creations on Instagram at @wellnessforthewin and pin this recipe on Pinterest to refer back to later!

Thanks for reading — enjoy!

Shanna

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10 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This was so yummy, and it came together really quickly. This is definitely going in our rotation!

  2. This recipe was delicious!! I love the Italian seasoning flavor mixed in with the creaminess of the almond milk. I also love how versatile it is and you can use whatever veggies you have! Will def make again!

  3. 5 stars
    This was the perfect recipe for us to “clean out the produce” in the fridge. All ingredients I had on hand which I always appreciate and it was a hit with the cheesy noodles for the kids. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Oh yay! That’s the best! Such a yummy way to clean out the fridge. 🙂 So glad it was kid approved too! Thank you!

  4. 5 stars
    Love love love this! It’s definitely in my rotation of faves. My favorite thing about it is how extremely versatile it is with the veggies. Also it’s creamy without feeling heavy if that makes sense. Everything complements each other perfectly.

    1. Love that it is in your rotation! And I agree- so easy to swap in different veggies each time and mix it up! Thank you so much!

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