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Pasta Primavera Recipe

This Pasta Primavera recipe is a great spring pasta dish! It is easy to make and packed with vegetables and flavor! A light creamy sauce accents the pasta and vegetables perfectly.

Pasta primavera recipe on a white plate next to a glass of water and the pan of pasta primavera.

Pasta primavera ALWAYS reminds me of spring! I love all the fresh vegetables and the lighter sauce, it just screams warmer weather and sunny days ahead. This pasta primavera recipe is also very easy! And very fast!

Yellow pepper, two tomatoes, an onion, some carrots, some asparagus, and a head of garlic on a marble countertop

The veggies you use are totally up to you, asparagus {check out my tutorial on how to asparagus!} and peas are usually the classic additions to pasta primavera recipes, but I didn’t use peas this time. You can really use whatever you want! For a pound of pasta, it will be about 1/2-3/4 cup of whatever veggie you choose.

Adding asparagus and yellow peppers to the pan of sauteing veggies for pasta primavera.

When adding the different veggies for pasta primavera, add them in the order of how long they need to cook. You can see in the video below that I added the carrots and onions first, cooked them for a while, then added the asparagus and peppers…

Adding garlic and tomatoes to the pan of sauteing veggies for pasta primavera.

…then added the softer veggies that don’t need much time at all like tomatoes and garlic.

Dragging a wooden spoon through the reduced white wine in the veggies for pasta primavera recipe.

Another classic addition to pasta primavera is a bit of white wine to deglaze the pan. If you don’t have any or don’t cook with wine, you can always substitute vegetable or chicken broth for white wine. When it is reduced, it will look like the picture above!

Pouring chicken broth into the veggies for pasta primavera recipe.

Then add the broth and cream, and your sauce is complete! I simmer it for a few minutes to reduce it down, it’s a really light and loose sauce.

Adding pasta to pasta primavera recipe.

Next, toss in your pasta. You can use any pasta you like! I am just super awesome {#sarcasam} at grocery shopping and ended up with approximately 4.7648 billion boxes of spaghetti.

Adding shaved parmesan to the pasta primavera recipe.

And, of course, top it with some parmesan cheese! I like to shave it into pasta primavera so the pieces are little bigger. YUMMY! Aren’t these colors the best???! If you need a delicious bread to go with your Pasta Primavera, check out my Homemade Focaccia bread. It would pair perfectly with this! If you want more amazing spring pasta recipes, check out this round-up post I put together with 32 Spring Inspired Simple Pasta Recipes!

Top view of a pan of pasta primavera recipe

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Pasta Primavera Recipe

This Pasta Primavera recipe is a great spring pasta dish! It is easy to make and packed with vegetables and flavor! A light creamy sauce accents the pasta and vegetables perfectly.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword creamy pasta primavera, pasta primavera recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 383 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound pasta any kind you like
  • 2 tablespoons butter salted or unsalted
  • 1/2 cup onion diced, yellow or white
  • 3/4 cup carrots sliced thin, see note
  • 3/4 cup asparagus
  • 1/2 cup yellow pepper red, orange, or green are fine too
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tomato about 3/4 cup, diced
  • 1/4 cup white wine or broth (chicken or vegetable)
  • 1 cup chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • parmesan cheese shaved or grated, optional
  • 1 tablespoon basil fresh, chopped, optional
  • 1 tablespoon parsley fresh, chopped, optional

Instructions

  1. Bring pasta water to a boil, add pasta and cook until al dente while you prepare the vegetables and sauce. 

  2. In a large saucepan, heat butter on medium heat until melted. 

  3. Add carrots and onions and saute until slightly softened about 4 minutes. 

  4. Add the asparagus and peppers. Saute until slightly softened about more 3 minutes.

  5. Add the garlic and tomatoes, salt and pepper and saute an additional minute. 

  6. Turn heat to medium-high and add white wine, scraping up any brown bits on the bottom of the pan. Cook until the wine is reduced and almost all gone about 3 minutes.

  7. Add the chicken broth and cream and simmer 6-8 minutes, until reduced and thickened. 

  8. Add the pasta and toss to combine with the sauce and vegetables. 

  9. Top with grated or shaved parmesan and chopped fresh parsley and basil (optional). 

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Any kind of pasta can be used in this recipe. 

You can also substitute out any of these vegetables and use what you have! This is a recipe that is easy to customize to your preference. 

 

Nutrition Facts
Pasta Primavera Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 383 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 199mg 8%
Potassium 399mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 62g 21%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 4g
Protein 11g 22%
Vitamin A 66.6%
Vitamin C 39.5%
Calcium 4.2%
Iron 9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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3 Comments

  • Reply
    Maddison
    September 10, 2018 at 9:47 PM

    This pasta is so delicious, flavorful, and filling! I love it.

    • Reply
      Alli
      September 11, 2018 at 6:48 AM

      I’m so glad you like it, Maddi! Thank you for the review!

  • Reply
    Alli
    March 22, 2018 at 3:57 PM

    Love the veggies in this recipe!

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