Classic Pasta Primavera

The easiest veggie pasta
The easiest veggie pasta
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8oz Penne pasta
2 cups Broccoli
1 Carrots
1/2 cup Frozen peas
1 clove Garlic
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
2 cups Vegetable broth
1 tbsp Olive oil

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Classic Pasta Primavera


Pasta Primavera – an oldie but a goodie! Primavera means springtime in Italian. This pasta dish is traditionally packed with fresh vegetables, lightly dressed in a veggie-flavored sauce. In this penne primavera version I’ve added broccoli, carrots, and peas, but you can pop in whichever vegetables you like and top with some herbs too if you want to. This recipe is not just for spring – why not add some squash or pumpkin in the cooler months?

The smooth and delicate sauce is what makes this dish for me. Vegetable broth, infused with garlic and the flavors of the vegetables you’ve added, reduced and reduced until it gives the pasta a silky coating. For a vegan version, just take out the Parmesan. Buon appetito!

Ingridiens for Classic Pasta Primavera

So, how to cook Pasta Primavera?

Steps to make Classic Pasta Primavera


Cook the garlic


Heat the olive oil in a skillet. Gently fry the garlic clove until softened.


Cook the broccoli and carrot


Add the broccoli and carrot to the pan and cook for 2 minutes.


Cook the pasta


Pour the broth into a pot and bring to the boil. Add the pasta and the garlic clove and cook for 5 minutes. Remove the garlic clove.


Add the peas


Tip the peas into the pot. Cover with a lid and cook for another 10 minutes, until the pasta is al dente and the broth has reduced to a soupy sauce.


Prepare to serve paste


Sprinkle half the parmesan over the pasta and stir. Divide the pasta between bowls and scatter the remaining cheese over the top to serve.


Serving Pasta Primavera

Pasta Primavera is pretty as a picture and super tasty too! Tag your primavera pics with #cookmerecipes so I can see your springtime creations!

Nina dreams of gender equality and for women all over the world to feel empowered and enjoy the same freedom she has. She’s a careful consumer, believing that by being more conscious about the way we live we can make the world a better place! Already a vegetarian, she uses animal products sparingly and tries to produce as little waste as possible. Most of her recipes are vegan as a result!

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Total Reviews: 15
Priya Lomedico

Lovely lunch with a side of bread and white wine, thanks for sharing.

Micaela Vonkaenel

Vegetarian pasta= best pasta you can make in this day and age! Very healthy and no dead animals.

Carsyn Stuckel

Another Italian meal that has quickly grabbed my heart tysm.

Coraline Allrich

Chopped up some pieces of mozzarella and tossed it inside this primavera pasta to make it cheesier :)

Emiliana Borroel

Greatful for finding this website and its delicious meals! I made the pasta primavera and cheesy garlic bread too.

Amaia Pottratz

This and the pasta puttanesca are my two favorites for spagethetti mondays.

Angelique Lien

Its okay but kinda bland in my opinion.

Brayleigh Prego

I hate peas so I swapped them out for corn instead which tasted way better.

Andie Sturza

Healthy, delicious and simple to make loved every bite of it.

Zaylee Faltisco

Me and my kids devoured this almost instantly! we did make some white sauce for it though and decided to add a few sundried tomatoes that were soaked in oil :)

Mercy Abramson

Frozen peas were just too overwhelming for this dish so going to avoid them next time.

Yaritza Hebrink

Used bow pasta instead of penne to make the dish look a bit more appealing for my children haha.

Nathalia Staeheli

Fantastic meal for any day of the week, very filling and scrumptious.





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