I think everyone loves a good pasta dish and this one in particular is great because its a vegetarian dish and its all done in one pot, so it takes less prep time and less cleaning up to do when you’re done.
It might seem a bit crazy to add pasta to the pot with no liquid but that is the point where we mitigate the seemingly mandatory vegetable stock addition that many of these recipes use. Covering the pasta and allowing it to cook with the veggies for 4 minutes on low heat uses the steam coming from the veggies and aromatics to infuse all the intense flavors into the pasta itself. So no need to use any vegetable stock or flavor cubes.
Of course you can make the recipe your own by adding whatever vegetables you like and you can also add cheese to it but I assure you, you’re not going to miss any cheese in this dish. It is absolutely delicious.