20-Minute Pasta with Asparagus, Bell Pepper and Tomatoes

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20-Minute Pasta with Asparagus, Bell Pepper and Tomatoes is so delicious and bursting with flavors and it is so easy to prepare!

20-Minute Pasta with Asparagus, Bell Pepper and Tomatoes

This is another quick and easy dish that I love to make on busy nights. It cooks up in no time and it's colorful with lots of veggies.

20-Minute Pasta with Asparagus, Bell Pepper and Tomatoes

My hubby loves asparagus so I love to add some to my pasta dishes, like my Creamy Vegan Alfredo Pasta with VeggiesI used red lentil pasta that I bought from Trader Joes, it is gluten-free and only cooks up in 5 minutes. You can substitute your favorite pasta instead.

20-Minute Pasta with Asparagus, Bell Pepper and Tomatoes


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220 kcal / 920 kJ
13 g
5 g
22 g
Per 100g

Cooking Time

20 min
20 min
Ready in:
40 min
4 servings



  1. Prepare Pasta according to package directions, drain and rinse with warm water. Set aside.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large skillet on medium-high. Add garlic, and bell pepper strips and cook for about 3 minutes until soft. Remove to a plate and set aside.
  3. Add the remaining tablespoon to the pan, add tomatoes and cook for a couple minutes. Stir in basil and cook for 30 seconds. Remove tomatoes onto the plate with garlic and bell peppers. Stir in asparagus and water. Cover pan and allow to cook for 5 minutes or until tender.
  4. Add pasta, yeast flakes, salt pepper, and cooked vegetables and stir to combine. Stir in vegan cheese if using and allow to heat through about 2 minutes.


20 Minute Pasta Asparagus, Bell Pepper and Toatoes

Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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  1. Ace Huddleston
    May 17, 2018

    I added veg broth instead of water, tops of asparagus and chopped up the bottoms, didn’t have bell pepper, or cherry tomatoe, but did have vine tomato, and I don’t like it too spicy so instead of cayenne I added paprika and red chili powder, a little extra garlic powder, salt pepper, onion powder, some dried basil’s well as fresh and dried thyme. Extra spices to hit more than one not for depth and it is fantastic but thank you for the beginning of the recipe.

    • Michelle Blackwood
      May 17, 2018

      You are welcome Ace, so happy you made the recipe your own!

  2. Denise Parillo
    July 31, 2017

    Delicious. Loved it!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      July 31, 2017

      Awesome Denise, thank you for your feedback!

  3. Jenny Roper
    June 29, 2017

    This was a big hit, thank you for the recipe!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      June 29, 2017

      Glad you like it, thank you for your feedback.