Easy Veggie Pasta Dinner

Make weeknight dinner fast and easy. Here's a main course recipe and three suggestions for rounding it out into a complete meal. Find out how to effortlessly dress up starters, sides, and desserts to fit the meal's main course.

The Menu

  • Cream-Sauced Pasta with Vegetables (see recipe below)
  • Pepper-Olive Toasts
  • Honey Nut Salad
  • Chocolate-Dipped Biscotti

Cream-Sauced Pasta with Vegetables is a great option for a meatless meal. Add Pepper-Olive Toasts, Honey Nut Salad, and Chocolate-Dipped Biscotti for variety and ease. Look for packages of honey-roasted nuts to toss into salad any night.

Cream-Sauced Pasta with Vegetables


Pepper-Olive Toasts

Slice French or Italian bread; brush with olive oil and bake until toasted. Puree roasted red pepper and add chopped olives after it is pureed. Spread on warm toast.

Honey Nut Salad

Tender Boston lettuce is a great contrast with the crunch of honey-roasted nuts. Any vinaigrette dressing will be good.

Chocolate-Dipped Biscotti

Dip biscotti or any hard cookie in melted chocolate. Place on wax paper and refrigerate to harden chocolate.