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One-Pan Pasta Primavera

A light and practical pasta recipe filled with fresh and colorful vegetables: Pasta Primavera. In one-pan, you can make a quick, healthy, and vegan pasta.

November 9, 2022
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Difficulty Easy
Servings 4 people
Preparation 10 mins
Cooking 20 mins
Total 30 mins



  1. Cook the pasta in salted water according to the package directions until the pasta is al dente. Before straining the pasta water, separate some of it.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and sauté for 2 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic, spaghetti, vegetable stock, tomatoes with their juice, broccoli, carrots, and salt. Add the pasta water to the pot and bring all the ingredients to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover, and cook for 3 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.
  4. Add the peas, spinach, and pepper. Then add freshly grated parmesan and lemon juice.
  5. Serve with fresh basil and grated Parmesan cheese.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 One-Pan Pasta Primavera
Serves 4
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16.4 g21%
Sodium 683 mg29.7%
Protein 7.3 g14.6%
Potassium 857 mg18.2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


  • You can use homemade pasta or packaged pasta. If you want to make your own pasta dough, you can check out our ‘Pasta Dough’ recipe.
  • You can use any type of pasta. However, spaghetti, linguine, penne, or ziti pasta varieties that hold the sauce are ideal for this recipe.
  • You can choose vegetables according to the season.
  • You can use vegetables such as broccoli, asparagus, peas, eggplant, cauliflower, spinach, green beans, or carrots.
  • Chop the vegetables to equal size. You can use a vegetable chopper for this. This ensures that the vegetables cook evenly.
  • Add the vegetables to the pot in the order they were cooked.
  • Cook vegetables until it gets tender/crispy.
  • Add salt to the cooking water of the pasta.
  • Before straining the pasta, separate some of the pasta water. Then add it to the sauce. This adds consistency and flavor to the sauce.
  • You can use homemade or ready-made pasta water.
  • Do not overcook the pasta. Cook the pasta al dente according to the package directions.
  • Use a large pot. You can cook the vegetables and pasta in one pot or cook the vegetables and sauce separately and add them to the pasta.
  • Use fresh parmesan. Only use freshly grated Parmesan cheese.
  • You can add chicken or shrimp to this recipe as sources of protein.
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Pasta Primavera is a classic American veggie pasta dish. It is refreshing and delicious with fresh seasonal vegetables, garlic and lemon sauce. One-pot Pasta Primavera is the perfect pasta dish for the weekday.

How about combining pasta and vegetables in a one-pan? With this dish, you can quickly cook both at once. One plate of delicious and light dishes! You can enrich this meal with fresh basil and parmesan cheese.

What Is Pasta Primavera?

Pasta Primavera is an American recipe that includes pasta, a variety of vegetables, and sauce.

In this pasta dish, vegetables are lightly cooked. Instead of a creamy sauce, a sauce of garlic and fresh lemon juice is prepared. It is a light summer dish filled with vegetables and tossed in a fresh lemon and garlic sauce.

How To Make Pasta Primavera?

Pasta Primavera is an easy and light pasta dish. Follow these steps to make this delicious pasta recipe:

  • Chop the vegetables to equal size. In this recipe, it is sufficient to cook the vegetables for 3 minutes until slightly crispy. In order for vegetables of different colors and textures to cook evenly, you should chop them in the same thickness.
  • Cook the pasta with plenty of salt. Adding salt to the pasta water is one of the most important steps in this recipe. Pasta should be cooked al dente or in plenty of salted water for about 9 minutes.
  • Add the vegetables to the pan according to their cooking times. While the pasta is boiling, cook the vegetables in a wok in the order they were cooked. Do not overcook the vegetables. Saute for about 3 minutes, until just tender.
  • Use fresh parmesan. After sautéing the pasta and vegetables, grate fresh parmesan into the pan and mix all the ingredients.

What Is The Best Pasta for Pasta Primavera?

You can make this pasta recipe with any pasta type. Short pipe pastas such as Penne, Farfalle, and Ziti are ideal for this recipe. However, you can also use long pasta varieties such as spaghetti, linguine. These varieties of pasta hold the sauce and ensure equal distribution. You can also use regular pasta, whole wheat pasta, or gluten-free pasta.

Which Vegetables Can Be Added To Pasta Primavera?

Pasta primavera is usually made with seasonal vegetables. Use various colorful and fresh vegetables for the best flavor and texture. Vegetables such as broccoli, asparagus, peas, carrots, or tomatoes are great for this recipe.

Can I Add Chicken Or Shrimp To Pasta Primavera?

Yes. To add protein to this pasta primavera recipe, you can use chicken or shrimp. The grilled chicken or the sauteed shrimp are great for this recipe.

What To Serve with Primavera Pasta?

This pasta primavera is a great meal on its own. It is ideal for a light and delicious main dish or side dish. It can be served with bread slices or salads. It also goes well with grilled meat, chicken, or fish.

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How To Store Pasta Primavera?

Pasta primavera can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Can Pasta Primavera Be Frozen? It is not recommended to freeze this pasta recipe. Vegetables can be mush. Also, the consistency of the sauce may deteriorate.

How To Reheat Pasta Primavera? To reheat, you can heat the pasta in a saucepan over medium-low heat.

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