Do You Know How You Can Saute Veggies In A Frying Pan?
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Want a quick and easy side dish? This recipe for sauteing colourful veggies in a frying pan is the fastest way to reduce the hunger pangs. Unlike the old veggie saute recipe, which is super soggy and bland in flavour, we can do a total makeover and give you a colourful, crispy, textured and bursting-with-flavour dish. 

So, What Is A Sauteed Veggie?

Sauteed veggies are prepared by frying small pieces of vegetables with or without meat chunks in a small amount of oil. Also, one may want to know the difference between saute and fry. Pan frying is frying the veggies using low fat and may require lower heat temperature to brown food with longer cooking time. Sauteing, on the other hand, is tossing the veggies in a very hot pan. It brings a tinge of colour and makes the ingredients crisp.

It is a widely known fact that sauteing improves the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins and some plant compounds. Other benefits of sauteing include retaining nutrients because of the small amount of oil to cook in a short amount of time. So, now let’s look into the recipe for sauteing veggies:

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How To Saute Veggies?

Sauteing is the fastest way to cook vegetables. However, while sauteing, you must keep stirring or flipping the pan for the entire cooking time. 

For sauteed veggies recipe, you must pick vegetables carefully. When you choose vegetables with different cook times, you must add the longest cooking time veggies first and then the veggies which take a shorter time to cook. 

Use these mentioned timing for each of the vegetable types:

 Frozen peas: 2 min

Greens(Kale, Spinach): 3 min

Mushrooms: 7 min

Broccoli: 8 min

Cauliflowers, Onions: 10 min

Bell peppers: 10-12 min

Carrots: 12 min

Also, if you wish to bring a rainbow of colours to the dish, you must add the following vegetables:

Bell peppers: These are beautiful, delicious and rich in vitamin C. 

Red onions: It brings a delicious, complimentary flavouring to the sauteed veggies.

Carrot: Carrot brings colour and a dose of Vitamin A, and a sweet flavour.

Broccoli: It adds a splash of green, fibre and protein. 


In order to complete this recipe, the following ingredients are required:

  • 2 multi-coloured bell peppers
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 1 large carrot
  • 1 head broccoli(8 ounces)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper


  • Follow these instructions to saute veggies in a frying pan:
  • Slice the peppers into thin pieces. 
  • Slice the onions and carrot into thin rounds and the broccoli into small florets
  • Toss the veggies in a bowl and add 1 teaspoon of olive oil, oregano, kosher salt and plenty of fresh ground black pepper
  • Now, in the pan, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high heat. 
  • Add the vegetables to the pan and cook for 10 to 12 min until it becomes tender, and keep stirring it constantly. 
  • Finally, add a few pinches of salt to taste and then serve immediately.

Tips To Season Sauteed Vegetables:

There are a lot of ways to add flavour to this recipe. For instance, seasoning can be used to blend the flavours. Following are some seasonings which can be used to add different flavours:

Fajita or taco seasoning: Add 1 tablespoon of fajita or taco seasoning if you like more citric or tangy flavour to your food

Cajun or blackened seasoning: Add the flavour of cajun by adding cajun seasoning(spicy) or blackened seasoning for a mild taste

Italian or Greek seasoning: It is a Mediterranean-style blend that adds irresistible nuance.

Old Bay: This American seafood seasoning works best for sauteed veggies. 

Sauteed vegetables are the easiest and quickest method to get together a meal or side dish with huge potential for customisation. You can add and remove veggies as per your liking, and get a yummy dish without compromising on health. So, why wait? Try it today!