This is a great summer pasta, which is light and incredibly tasty. Pasta is cooked with broccoli, carrots and peas, before being served with grated Parmesan cheese.
Parmesan cheese is not truly vegetarian, as it contains animal rennet. To make this dish 100% vegetarian, omit the cheese or find a suitable vegetarian substitute made without animal rennet. In supermarkets look for the 'parmesan style hard cheeses' which are suitable for vegetarians.
This was wonderfully delicious & simple! I didn't have a few ingredients so I made some substitutions. I used chicken broth instead of vegetable & I used angel hair pasta instea of penne. I also didn't have the parmesan, but it was delicious without it. I finished with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil & a pinch of garlic salt. It was great! - 08 Apr 2006 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Tasty, but a little bland. Might want to experiment with some of your favored spices to liven it up a bit. - 19 Sep 2006 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
If you don't have fresh veggies follow the recipe and add a package of frozen Italian mixed veggie to the recipe, but make sure you blanch them first or pop them in the oven and roast them for a little while. - 27 Jun 2006 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)