🥦Pasta and Veggies with Rao’s 🍝

Easy weeknight meal. One of my go-to plant-based dinners (I get three-four meals out of this, so great for meal prep!) where you get a healthy dose of carbs and veggies ❤️I’m a huge fan of meat (eat tons of chicken, turkey, fish, eggs), so this is a nice plant-based break from my typical meals. This is actually vegan but I have made it vegetarian. You can also add in ground meat if you’d like! Just up your sauce amount.


  • 1 box Banza pasta (I love rotini)
  • 1 bag broccoli florets
  • 1/2 bag frozen peas
  • 1/2 bag spinach
  • Almost a full jar of regular size @raoshomemade marinara (love all of their flavors! My favorite marinara)
  • Can also add any kind of cheese (ricotta is delicious – I’ve done @kitehillfoods ricotta)


  • Lots of salt
  • Pepper
  • Generous Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Italian seasoning
  • Crushed red pepper
  • Nutritional yeast (love this for cheesey, umami flavor)


  • Cook your pasta al dente.
  • Remove from pot and Leave in strainer.
  • Make sure your broccoli florets aren’t too large.
  • Steam your broccoli and frozen peas – make sure you leave them a bit crunchy (don’t over cook). Sauté your spinach.
  • Add your pasta sauce to pasta pot to heat up sauce.
  • Add in all veggies to sauce.
  • Add back in pasta.
  • Add in all seasonings to taste.
  • Mix well. Taste.
  • Add in more seasonings (usually salt and garlic here lol).
  • I sometimes add in extra seasonings once I serve myself in a bowl too.
  • Enjoy! I also love to eat this alongside a big salad.

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