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Pasta Stir fry with Veggies and Mortadella

Course: Lunchbox
Cuisine: Australian


  • 300 gms pasta curls
  • 3-4 tbsp olive oil
  • 200 gms Mortadella cut into a single thick chunk; diced
  • 2-3 garlic cloves; chopped
  • 1 large red onion; diced
  • 1 cup mushrooms; diced
  • 1 red bell pepper; diced
  • 1 zucchini; diced
  • 1 ½ tsp chilli flakes adjust to preference
  • 1 tbsp mixed dried Italian herbs a mix of oregano, thyme, rosemary
  • Salt to season
  • Freshly milled black pepper; to season


  • Cook the pasta as per packet instructions in salted boiling water and keep aside; reserve a little pasta water too.
  • Heat oil in a large pan and add the chopped garlic; sauté on low heat for a few seconds and then add the diced Mortadella; stir fry on high for a minute.
  • Next add the onions and mushrooms; continue to stir fry for another 30 seconds. Finally add the zucchini and bell peppers; mix well to combine and season with salt, pepper, chilli flakes and Italian herbs. Reduce heat and cook for a few seconds.
  • Add the cooked pasta with ½ cup past water and mix well to combine.
  • Remove from heat and enjoy; or ensure it’s cooled well before packing into lunch boxes.