Cartwheels with Mixed Vegetables Recipe


Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time10 Min
Ready In20 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexJust EnjoyCuisine
VegetarianMain Ingredient
Interest Group


 Salt To Taste
 Leeks2 Medium
 Butter4 Tablespoon
 Zucchini1 Medium
 Mushrooms1⁄4 Pound
 Ripe tomato/7 cherry tomatoes1 Large
 Cartwheels/Pasta shells1 Pound
 Light cream/Half and half1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Freshly grated parmesan cheese1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Freshly ground black pepper To Taste

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3306 Calories from Fat 1166

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 132 g202.5%

Saturated Fat 75.9 g379.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 372 mg124%

Sodium 2447.3 mg102%

Total Carbohydrates 405 g135%

Dietary Fiber 28 g111.9%

Sugars 41 g

Protein 120 g239.6%

Vitamin A 222.8% Vitamin C 165.6%

Calcium 174.6% Iron 103.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1) In a kettle or stockpot, heat water with 1 tablespoon of salt for the pasta.
2) Clean the leeks properly by separating the segments to wash out all the grit and sand. Chop both the green and white parts finely and discard the tough ends.
3) In a skillet, melt the butter and add the chopped leeks. Sate over medium flame for nearly 10 minutes, frequently stirring.
4) Scrub the zucchini and slice it. Wipe the mushrooms and cut into slices and chop the tomatoes after washing them.
5) To boiling water, add the pasta and cook till it is tender. This generally takes about 15 minutes.
6) Add the mushrooms, tomatoes and zucchini to the leeks. Stir fry over high flame till the zucchini has tendered without losing its color.
7) Add in 1 cup of cream, salt and pepper to taste and ½ cup of grated cheese. Allow the mixture to just reach the boiling point and turn off the heat.
8) When the pasta has just turned tender, drain it in colander and put it back in the stockpot.
9) Pour half of the sauce all over the pasta and stir properly. Cover and keep aside till required.

10) Before serving, add the remaining sauce to the pasta. Toss well. Heat for some time over high flame, stirring all the time. Serve hot with remaining grated cheese.

If the pasta absorbs too much sauce, add the remaining ½ cup of cream.