Want healthy meals your kids will love?

Vegetarian Pasta with Tomatoes and Watercress

No Comments

Vegetarian Pasta with Tomatoes and Watercress

No ratings yet
Print Pin Rate
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Vegetarian Pasta with Tomatoes and Watercress
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 391kcal


  • 8 ounce spaghetti pasta, whole-wheat, dry
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, ground
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 cup watercress, raw
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, grated

Serve With

  • 4 medium pear


  • Cook spaghetti according to package directions; drain, reserving 1/4 cup of the liquid.
  • Add olive oil to a medium-sized, nonstick skillet and heat over medium heat.
  • Crush garlic and add to skillet; cook for one minute.
  • Halve tomatoes and add to skillet with garlic; cook 1 more minute more, then season with salt and pepper.
  • Remove skillet from the heat and stir in lemon juice. Coarsely chop watercress.
  • Add drained pasta, reserved liquid, and watercress to the skillet; stir until everything is well coated.
  • Top with freshly grated Parmesan, and serve sliced pears on the side.
Tried this recipe?Mention @SuperHealthyKids or tag #SuperHealthyKids!


Calories: 391kcal | Carbohydrates: 74g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 310mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 21g

Natalie Monson

I'm a registered dietitian, mom of 4, avid lover of food and strong promoter of healthy habits. Here you will find lots of delicious recipes full of fruits and veggies, tips for getting your kids to eat better and become intuitive eaters and lots of resources for feeding your family.

Learn More about Natalie

Leave a Comment:
Did you make this recipe? Leave a review!

Your email address will not be published.

Recipe Rating