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Homemade Vegetable Pasta Primavera

Updated on September 7, 2011

Make Your Own Garden Fresh Vegetable Pasta Primavera!

Pasta primavera is one of the best Italian style dinner dishes if you're craving garden fresh vegetables along with pasta. This recipe can be easily prepared in just minutes for dinner, and tastes great leftover. Serve it with some fresh Italian bread and you've got a great Italian meal on your hands! Read on for directions and on how to make this tasty homemade vegetable pasta primavera recipe.

Ingredients for Vegetable Pasta Primavera

What you'll need to make this easy Italian recipe right now...

A few basic ingredients make up this simple, classic Italian dish. There are hundreds of different variations of pasta primavera or vegetable primavera on the web, most of which consist of a light base, along with fresh squash, carrots, broccoli, and other spring vegetables. As the seasons change, you'll be able to switch out vegetables for what's in season, whether it's mushrooms, parsnips, fresh garden tomatoes, or peas.

* 2 Tablespoons olive oil

* 1 whole zucchini, peeled

* 1 whole yellow squash

* 1 fresh garden tomato

* 1 teaspoon minced garlic (or one fresh garlic clove, small, minced)

* 1/2 cup fresh chopped basil

* 1 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper

* 2 Tablespoons fresh grated parmesan cheese

Pasta, oil, cheese, and fresh vegetables are all this recipe calls for.

Pasta, oil, cheese, and fresh vegetables are all this recipe calls for.
Pasta, oil, cheese, and fresh vegetables are all this recipe calls for.

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To lower the fat of this recipe...

This recipe is already low in fat and calories, but can be reduced further by using lowfat parmesan cheese and using chicken broth instead of oil.

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Directions on How to Make Veggie Pasta Primavera

Make this easy pasta recipe in a snap!

This recipe doesn't take long to make. If you have around 25 minutes to spare, you can have this recipe on the table.

Directions:

1. In a large skillet, saute the olive oil and garlic for 3 minutes on medium heat. Add the vegetables to the skillet and cook for approximately 10 minutes.

2. Prepare pasta according to package directions. Set aside.

3. Add the basil, black pepper, and parmesan cheese to the mixture of vegetables. Cook on medium until the sauce starts to thicken. Add additional cheese to thicken the sauce if desired, or add one teaspoon of heavy cream, simmering slowly.

4. Add the pasta to the vegetable mixture. Heat on low, and stir to combine. Top with additional grated cheese if desired. Serve immediately.

Try out other vegetables in this recipe like diced eggplant, broccoli, carrots, and asparagus for more variety! You can also add meats like chicken, sausage, or shrimp.

Another Version of Pasta Primavera with Spring Vegetables - Watch this video for an alternate recipe!

This video will give you a failproof step by step visual of how to make a similar recipe.

The finished product: vegetable pasta primavera!

The finished product: vegetable pasta primavera!
The finished product: vegetable pasta primavera!

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      RuthCoffee 7 years ago

      Looks fabulous! I think I lived off of Pasta Primavera for a few years when I was single.

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      Genesis Davies 6 years ago from Guatemala

      I'm such a fan of pasta primavera! Thanks for this lens, I don't think I've ever followed a recipe for it, so I'll be trying this in the near future.

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      jolielaide75 6 years ago

      Very good recipe! I love pasta primavera so I will be giving this one a try in the very near future

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      Mmmmm . . .

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      Indigo Janson 6 years ago from UK

      I've just had lunch but I'm beginning to think I could manage a bowl of pasta later today! Thanks for sharing your pasta primavera recipe. I learned to love pasta when I was in Italy.

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      careermom 6 years ago

      Pasta primavera is not only yummy but very healthy. Thanks for the recipe.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Great lens

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      miaponzo 6 years ago

      Yes! I love this recipe! Thanks!

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      blanckj 5 years ago

      Love my veggies. Thanks for sharing.

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