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vegetables in a creamy sauce on a bed of penne pasta

Creamy Vegetable Pasta

Easy pasta supper recipe
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine British
Servings 2


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 200 g pasta shapes
  • 1 small onion peeled and chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves peeled and crushed
  • 1 small courgette thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 4-5 basil leaves torn or 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 broccoli head broken into small florets
  • 2-3 small tomatoes cut in quarters
  • 150 ml crème fraîche half or full fat
  • 55 g cheddar cheese grated
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  • Place the pasta in a large saucepan, cover with boiling water
  • Bring back to the boil and simmer for 10-12 minutes until cooked
  • Meanwhile heat the olive oil in a large frying pan
  • Add the onion and cook for 2-3 minutes
  • Next add the garlic, herbs and courgettes and cook until the vegetables are soft
  • Cook the broccoli in the simmering pasta waster for about 5 minutes (or steam over the top of the pasta)
  • Add the tomatoes to the other vegetables
  • When the broccoli and pasta are cooked, drain and add to the vegetables
  • Reduce the heat to minimum and pour over the crème fraîche and cheddar
  • Stir until the cheddar is melted and the crème fraîche distributed throughout the pasta
  • Serve immediately
Keyword vegetarian supper