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Pasta Primavera Recipe

Looking for an easy Pasta Primavera recipe? Learn how to make Pasta Primavera using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by agrizas

Makes 5 servings



Combine all of your favorite Spring or Summer vegetables to create this fresh pasta that is healthy, filling, and full of flavor!

Recipe Ingredients for Pasta Primavera

16 oz Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Whole Wheat Penne Rigate Pasta
5 clove Garlic
1 medium Red Bell Pepper
3 small (5-1/2" long) Carrots
1 small Onions
15 spear, medium (5-1/4" to 7" long) Asparagus
2 medium Squash, Summer, Zucchini, Includes Skin
2 medium Squash, Summer, Zucchini, Includes Skin
8 oz Spinach
3 serving Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 tsp Spices Crushed Red Peppers
35.59 grams Coarse Kosher Salt

Recipe Directions for Pasta Primavera

  1. Wash and prepare all of the vegetables: mince the garlic; seed the pepper and slice thinly lengthwise; cut carrots into 1/8-inch rounds; thinly slice the onion; trim the ends of the asparagus and cut into 1-inch pieces; cut zucchini and yellow squash into ˝-inch half-moons.

  2. Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. When the olive oil becomes fragrant, add the onions and sauté until slightly softened and golden, about 5 minutes. Then add the garlic and dried red pepper flakes and cook for 1 minute. While the vegetables are cooking, heat a large pot of salted water (2 Tbsp per pound of pasta) to boiling.

  3. Add the carrots and sauté until tender, about 7 minutes. Add the peppers and asparagus and cook for 4 minutes, then add the zucchini and sauté for an additional 3 minutes.

  4. Add the spinach one large handful at a time, and mix with the other vegetable until wilted. After the first handful of spinach is wilted, add the yellow squash. Then continue to add handfuls of spinach until all spinach has been added and wilted. Cover the pan and turn the heat down to low, stirring occasionally.

  5. Cook the penne until tender (about 8-10 minutes). Drain well and then add to the vegetables. Add salt and pepper and toss well to combine. Check the taste, add more salt and pepper as needed, and serve.

Categories

Pasta, Vegetables, First Course, Main Dish, Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 396.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
429
Calories from Fat
110
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
12.2g
19%
Saturated Fat
1.3g
6%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
2930mg
122%
Potassium
814mg
23%
Total Carbohydrates
80.1g
27%
Dietary Fiber
14.2g
57%
Sugars
6.0g
Protein
15.6g
Vitamin A 194% Vitamin C 111%
Calcium 13% Iron 29%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in thiamin
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sodium
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