Veggies pasta with carrot, bell pepper and tomato sauce

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I love this pasta, it is simple, easy to make and very healthy. It fits perfectly when you have vegetarians guests or simple in your vegetarian day of the week if you have such a day. You can easily transform it into a vegan receip by either replace the cheese with a vegan options or simple remove the cheese completely.

Veggie pasta with carrots, bell peppers and tomato sauce

Veggies pasta with carrot, bell pepper and tomato sauce

Course Main Course
Cuisine European
Keyword vegetarian pasta, veggies pasta
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 portions


  • 200 gr pasta of your choice
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 1 onion
  • 60 ml olive oil or other vegetable oil of your choice
  • 1 tbsp fresh oregano or 1tsp ried oregano
  • 1 tsp salt or upon taste
  • pinch of pepper upon taste
  • basil for decoration
  • 50 gr parmesan *or could be replaced with a vegan option optional
  • basil for decoration optional


  • Prepare the vegetables: wash and dice the bell pepper, depeel and chop 1 carrot, and a medium sized onion. Also wash arouns 1 table spoon of fresh oregano and few leaves of basil for decoration.
    Chopped vegetables: carrot, onion and bell pepper
  • Boil the pasta of your choice as per instructions of the producer (usually takes around 10 minutes but depends on pasta type).
    Boil the pasta
  • In a pan (ideally non-stick pan) start heating the oil on medium heat. When the oil is heated (to check if the oil is heated add one tiny cube of onion and see when it starts to get fried) add all the vegetables at once and start saute them for aproximative 10 minutes or until the carrot is done. Do not increase the fire, you will burn them but they won't be cooked inside.
    Saute the vegetables
  • When the vegetables are properly fried add salt, pepper or any other spices you might like, stir twice and then add 250 ml pf tomato paste or passata.
    Add salt and pepper
  • Bring it to boil and then add the fresh oregano.
    Add oregano
  • At this moment the pasta should be cooked separetely, but if not decrease the heat for the sauce to minimum level until the pasta are properly cooked.
    Add cooked pasta
  • Add the cooked pasta while the sauce is still on the fire and mix them well.
    Mix cooked pasta and the veggies sauce
  • Add the pasta in the bowls/plates, add 2 tablespoons (or as much as you like) grated parmesan and basil on top.
    Add pasta in the pasta bowls
  • That is all, Bon Appétit!
    Veggie pasta with carrots, bell peppers and tomato sauce

How to serve veggies pasta with tomato sauce

This pasta can go as main course for both lunch and dinner and it scales very well (sometimes you have many guests and not so much time to cook right?) and you can cook it on a budget as well. It is a very healthy option and pleases vegetarians and even vegans (you just don’t add parmesan in their bowls).

If I have them for dinner I like them with a glass of wine: both red and wine go well with this recipe, so the choice is entirely yours.

They also keep well in the fridge so feel free to make additional portions of this pasta recipe and put them in a lunch box for tomorrow.