One of my favorite quick pastas is with a vegetable and olive oil, garlic and cheese.
Here is one that is super easy.
Frozen artichoke hearts
Olive oil or olive oil and butter
Your favorite cheese ( romano, asiago, or combo)
salt and pepper, hot pepper flakes
Cream if you like it richer or creamy
Saute your defrosted artichoke hearts in your butter or olive oil mix. Add chopped garlic, hot pepper seeds and salt and pepper. Do this while you are boiling a pot of water for your pasta.
Cook pasta al dente, drain and add to your artichoke mixture. Toss with cream if you like, or just add your cheese and a little of the pasta water to blend the flavors. Quick, easy and delicious! You can do this with peas, spinach, or any other green or veggie that you like. Try it.. supper in a hurry!