This delicious veggie pasta dish is so rich and flavorful – the combination of sundried tomatoes with kalamata olives and artichoke hearts is a real show stopper! And it’s even more delicious as leftovers, as the flavors become even more intense after they’ve had a chance to meld! If you’d like, you can toss in some diced grilled chicken for an even heartier dish.
P.S. This veggie-licious pasta dish made it on the “Top 10 Reader Favorites of 2012!”
Veggie Penne Sauté (Gluten-Free Option)
- 12 ounces GF penne pasta (we like Tinkyada organic brown rice penne)
- 2 1/2 cups fresh organic broccoli florets, steamed al dente
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/2 cup diced yellow onion
- 6-7 cloves of garlic, sliced
- 2 medium organic zucchini, diced
- 1 cup chopped artichoke hearts
- 8 whole sun dried tomatoes in olive oil, roughly chopped, plus add 1-2 tbsp of the oil to the veggie sauté
- 1/2 cup fresh organic basil, roughly chopped
- 1/2 cup pitted kalamata olives, cut in half
- 2 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- Cook pasta until al dente and drain; set aside. (If using brown rice pasta, rinse thoroughly with cool water, drain and set aside.)
- While pasta is cooking, steam broccoli florets until al dente. Remove from heat; set aside.
- At the same time, chop onion, zucchini, artichoke hearts, sun dried tomatoes and basil. Slice garlic. Cut olives into halves.
- Heat a large wok over medium-high heat. Add olive oil, onion and garlic. Sauté until onion starts to soften.
- Add zucchini and continue to sauté until zucchini begins to soften. Then add remaining ingredients and sauté 3-4 minutes, stirring constantly to combine.
- Add penne and toss until well coated and reheated.
I cannot get over how delicious this recipe is! Not only did it taste good, but we weren’t “bogged down” like we normally are after eating pasta. It’s light and sooo good. We had the leftovers for lunch the next day and it was even better. Definitely putting this in my vault. Yum!!!
Thanks, Chelsea. It’s a definitely favorite of mine as well for the same reasons you describe. So glad you enjoyed it! Appreciate you taking the time to leave a kind note! Blessings, Kelly 🙂
Absolutely delicious! I have been slowly transitioning my family to real food, and even my picky husband, five year old and 21 mo old each had seconds! I did add chicken because my husband claims it’s not dinner if there’s not a meat, it was filling and delicious. 🙂
I smiled when I read your note about your hubby. Yep, that sounds familiar. LOL! I’m so glad you and your family enjoyed this recipe. And I appreciate you taking the time to leave a kind note, Anna! Thank you! Blessings, Kelly 🙂
Kimberly porter says
I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you for building this wonderful website with these delicious recipes. We have so much enjoyed eating real food and adding more vegetables to our diet. Can’t wait to try this recipe! Artichoke hearts are my favorites!
You are so welcome, Kimberly. Thank YOU for taking the time to leave a kind note! So happy you and your family are being blessed. Thanks be to God! 🙂
Do you happen to have a marinated chicken (or any meat) that you would recommend with this dish? My husband is not always on board with meatless dishes, so although I think he’ll like it… I think he’d love it with something added to it. 🙂 Just thought I’d ask if you’ve tried anything. Thanks in advance!!!
Hi, Morgan. Anytime you see a teal blue word or phrase in my posts, that means it’s a link that if you click on it, will take you to another post (recipe) on the site. So if you click on grilled chicken (in teal blue), that is a link to my grilled chicken recipe. To make it easy so you don’t have to go back to the post, I’ve included the link here: http://thenourishinghome.com/2012/04/easy-grilled-herb-chicken-gf/. 🙂 As far as Tinkyada pasta, you can find it at most health food stores or on Amazon: http://amzn.to/XHESRz Enjoy! 🙂
Whoops! Sorry, I must have overlooked the link. Thank you for responding!
No worries at all. It’s hiding out in the post 🙂 I’m always happy to help! 🙂