Rose's Favorite Pasta

Rose's Favorite Pasta Recipe
Howard L. Puckett

Recipe from

Coastal Living


12 ounces penne or favorite pasta
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 carrots, chopped
2 small zucchini, chopped
2/3 cup chopped mushrooms
1/2 cup chicken or vegetable broth
1 (14 1/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Parmesan cheese


Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add onion and garlic. Sauté 3 minutes or until tender. Add carrot, zucchini, and mushrooms; cook 12 minutes or until tender. Add broth; cook 4 minutes or until reduced by half. Stir in tomato and chipotle pepper; cook 2 minutes. Stir in salt and black pepper.

Process about 1 cup vegetable mixture in a blender or food processor until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides. Stir pureed mixture into remaining vegetable mixture; toss with pasta. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Note: For a children's version, omit the chipotle pepper, and puree the entire vegetable mixture; toss with alphabet-shaped pasta.