This 30 minute vegetable cajun pasta is packed with veggies and comes together easily in 30 minutes!
You need a couple of easy weeknight dinners in your back pocket! I make sure I keep the pantry staples to make this on hand and the veggies are on my grocery list each week. This dish comes together quickly with minimal effort. This is a dish that you can make as mild as needed for the kiddos, and then spice up your dish with additional seasonings.
If you have someone in your house that prefers more animal based protein, this is an easy to customize. You could easily add some cooked chicken breast, chicken sausage or some wild shrimp to this dish.
This dish is definitely packed with veggies! However, if you are looking to up your veggie game, you could toss in some baby spinach in the last 1-2 minutes of cook time! This is super versatile! I hope it makes your busy weeknights a little easier.
This pasta dish is:
Packed with perfectly cooked al dente veggies
Full of flavor
Easy to customize
Creamy and fresh!
I hope you enjoy it!
30 Minute Vegetable Cajun Pasta
- 1 head broccoli
- 1 pound asparagus, woody ends removed
- 1 red pepper
- 1 (12 ounce) box gluten-free pasta, penne or fusili (I like Jovial foods)
- 2 teaspoons avocado oil
- 1 (15.5 ounce) can Great Northern Beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced fire roasted tomatoes
- 1 (13.5 ounce can full fat coconut milk
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
- Cajun seasoning to taste
- In a medium size saucepan, add enough water to boil pasta. Place pan on stovetop on high heat.
- Chop broccoli (florets only), asparagus and red pepper into bite size pieces.
- When the water is boiling, add pasta, reduce the heat to medium to medium-high and set a timer for the suggested time for the pasta.
- In a large Dutch oven or other 8 quart pot, add the 2 tsp avocado oil and set burner on medium heat. When heated (approximately 2 minutes), add asparagus, broccoli and red pepper. Cook for 4 minutes.
- Add diced tomatoes, coconut milk, beans, garlic powder and salt. Add cajun seasoning to taste. Cajun seasonings can be very different. Some are very spicy, some are very mild. If you do not like things very spicy, start with a teaspoon or two and taste it. I use 2 tablespoons. The kind I usually buy is not very spicy so I use a lot.
- Bring to a simmer and let simmer for approximately 2-3 minutes.
- When the pasta is cooked, drain water and add cooked pasta to pot. Stir to combine, taste and adjust seasonings as necessary.