Vegetarian Stir Fried Pasta

This delicious stir fried pasta is a combination of a rainbow of veggies, a flavorful sauce, and tender pasta for a satisfying meal! This is a great weeknight meal! 

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This stir fried pasta is a great dinner option be cause it only requires a few pantry staples and it’s a great way to use frozen vegetables! It’s budget friendly and easy to make. You can use any kind of pasta you like. I used Banza’s chickpea pasta to add a little more protein and fiber to the dish but you can use any kind you like.

I love finding healthy ways to serve pasta.  If you agree be sure to check out my zucchini noodle vegetarian lasagna, my turkey bolognese, my Italian style zucchini noodle bake, and my how-to on spiralizing veggies. 

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How to Make Vegetarian Stir Fried Pasta

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Add the sauce and pasta and continue to cook until everything is heated.

Benefits of Frozen Vegetables

Frozen vegetables offer several benefits compared to fresh or canned vegetables:

  1. Frozen vegetables are convenient as they can be stored for a long time and used whenever needed. They require no washing, peeling, or chopping, which saves time and effort. Plus, they can be easily added to soups, stews, or stir-fries, making meal preparation faster and easier.
  2. Frozen vegetables are typically picked and frozen at their peak ripeness when their nutrient content is at its highest. Freezing immediately after picking can preserve their nutritional value better than fresh vegetables, which may lose nutrients during transportation, storage, and handling.
  3. Frozen vegetables are often cheaper than fresh produce, especially when certain vegetables are out of season. This makes them a great option for those on a budget.
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While both of those are going you can mix your sauce.  Feel free to play around with quantities here and make it a flavor and consistency that you like best!  To make this gluten free, use a gluten free soy sauce (tamari) or coconut aminos and use chickpea pasta, rice noodles, or other gluten free pasta.

In addition to the listed ingredients, you will need:

  • a large pan to cook veggies in
  • a large pot to make pasta (and probably a strainer)
  • a small cup and whisk (or fork) for the sauce
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Vegetarian Stir Fried Pasta


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  • Author: Megan
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free, Vegan Option

Your favorite stir fry veggies, a flavorful Asian sauce with an (optional) kick and chickpea noodles come together to bring you a pasta dish like none other that is incredibly tasty, secretly healthy, and completely satisfying! 


Ingredients

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  • 8oz rotini pasta (or other short pasta)
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil or vegetable oil
  • 12oz frozen stir fry veggies

For the sauce:

  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)

Instructions

  1. Make the pasta according to the package directions.
  2. In a large skillet, add the oil and heat over medium-high heat for 30 seconds.
  3. Add the vegetables and stir fry for 2-3 minutes until vegetables are bright in color and tender.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, garlic powder, sesame oil, and honey until combined.
  5. Reduce heat on the veggies to medium and add the sauce and pasta.
  6. Stir fry over medium, heat until veggies reach desired tenderness.
  7. Top with red pepper flakes if you like extra spice!

Notes

Vegan option – omit honey.  Or if you still want an extra sweet and spicy flavor omit honey and sub with 1/2 tsp agave and 1/2 tsp sriracha

You can sub the soy sauce for tamari or coconut aminos. 

I used Banza chickpea pasta but you can sub for any noodles you prefer.  Just use around 8oz of pasta.

Any stir fry veggies will work also! 

Taste the sauce when you are done mixing – you can always add more honey if you want a spicier sauce or more sesame oil if you want that flavor more apparent!

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Pasta
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Asian

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe

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