Paradise Pasta with Pine Nuts

The sauce features a medley of fresh vegetables and pine nuts, served over angel hair pasta.

Author:Inspired by Sunset Complete Vegetarian Cookbook, pg.61
Yield:4 servings
Prep time: 00:25
Cook time: 00:30
Category:Main Courses


1/3 cups pine nuts
1 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 lb. mushrooms, thinly sliced
1 medium onion, finely chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
1 tsp. dried basil
1 tsp. dried oregano
4 cups broccoli flowerets
1 small red bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
8 oz. angel hair pasta
1/2 cups Parmesan cheese, grated


  1. Toast pine nuts in a wide frying pan over medium heat, stirring often until golden, about 6 to 8 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside.
  2. Heat oil in same pan over high setting. Add mushrooms, onion, garlic, basil and oregano. Cover and cook, stirring often until liquid has accumulated, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. Uncover and continue to cook, stirring often until vegetables are lightly browned, about 8 more minutes.
  4. Add broccoli, bell pepper and broth to onion mixture. Bring to a boil; cover and cook until broccoli is just tender when pierced, about 5 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, bring 2 1/2 quarts water to a boil in a 4- to 5-quart pan. Add pasta and cook just until tender to bite, about 3 minutes (or cook according to packaging). Drain well and place in a warm wide bowl.
  6. Spoon vegetable sauce over pasta. Sprinkle with pine nuts and cheese. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


Nutrition Facts

4 servings per recipe

Serving size 1 serving

Amount per serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 607mg25%
Total Carbohydrate 62g21%
Dietary Fiber
Total Sugars
Includes Added Sugars
Protein 22g

The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrition in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.