Thursday, November 1, 2012

{ Virtual Vegan Potluck: Easy Can Can Penne }

Welcome to the Virtual Vegan Potluck!  I am just thrilled to be joining so many great bloggers in this blog party!  I feel a bit like a fraud compared to some of the others here but I love being vegan and I love this EASY recipe and am glad to be able to share it here.  I will be posting more of my easy vegan recipes going forward on this blog.

I cook for one - me! - so am always thinking of recipes that are delicious, budget friendly and that also freeze well for future meals.

I have been making the dish I am sharing today for years.  I love it because it is yummy right out of the pot, yet it tastes just as wonderful after being defrosted and reheated. 
Easy Can Can Penne

8oz Penne Pasta, which is about 1/2 the box (either regular or whole grain works)
1 red pepper, sliced thinly
1 green peppers.sliced thinly
1 large onion, sliced thinly 
2 cans diced tomatoes (for my recipe today, I used 2 cans of Italian Cherry Tomatoes)
2 cans garbanzo beans
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tsp oregano
salt and pepper to taste

Cook the pasta separately according to the directions
Saute the peppers and onion in the olive oil.  Cook until soft but not brown or burned.
Add the diced tomatoes and the garbanzo beans WITH their juices
Bring to a boil
Add the oregano, salt, and pepper
Simmer for 15 minutes

Yes, that is a cat's face on my spatula! 
Add the cooked pasta right into the pot and mix


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Until next time friends, 



  1. This looks terrific, easy, fun, and straightforward. Perfect for two on a night when neither of us wants to cook, I think. . .


  2. This recipe is totally what I want to make. My only fear is that mine won't taste as good without a cat spatula!

    1. The cat spatula does add a bit of hmmpff to the dish! LOL

  3. haha love your spatula!! my mums got a few cats I'm going to have to try and find her one of those for christmas :) soo cute

  4. I "need" a spatula like yours for my house...and maybe my daughter's! :D Love it. Thanks for putting up a simple recipe - my favorite kind. :)

  5. Girl, you are no impostor!! This looks delish! Thank you so much for participating!

  6. I NEED a spatula like that. Where can I get one?

    Also, the dish looks amazing.

  7. Just making my way through the VVP & wanted to say hey :-)

  8. yum, this dish looks so good and hearty. I'm loving all the colorful veggies in it!

  9. What an adorable spatula! And you can never go wrong with pasta, imho.

  10. Delicious! You can't really go wrong with a simple classic meal like this! Nice to meet you at the potluck!

  11. Where did you get that spatula?! So cute! And that pasta--very lovely. I really like the chickpeas, they go great in everything.

  12. I have to join everyone in saying I love and want that spatula! And hey, there's no shame in creating a simple lovely dish, we all need quick dinners for rushed weeknights and this one totally fits the bill!

  13. You have some of my favorite flavors in this recipe - can't wait to try it! Love the spatula, btw! :-)

  14. You are no faker... Not with aspatula and pasta dish like that! Thank you for posting. Where is your Etsy shop?