Pasta Primavera Recipe

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Pasta Primavera Recipe – A hearty, veggie packed pasta dish that’s perfect for serving year round! It has so much fresh flavor, it’s a great way to use up those vegetables in the fridge, plus it’s a bright and colorful dish so it helps get the kids to eat their vegetables.

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Servings: 5


10 oz. dry Barilla Penne Pasta
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 medium red onion, sliced
1 large carrot, peeled and sliced into matchsticks
2 cups broccoli florets, cut into matchsticks
1 medium red bell pepper, sliced into matchsticks
1 medium yellow squash, sliced into quarter portions
1 medium zucchini, sliced into quarter portions
3 – 4 cloves garlic cloves, minced
1 cup (heaping) grape tomatoes, halved through the length
2 tsp dried Italian seasoning
1/2 cup pasta water
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup shredded parmesan, divided
2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook penne pasta in salted water according to package directions, reserve 1/2 cup pasta water before draining.
  2. Meanwhile heat olive oil in a 12-inch (and deep) skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Add red onion and carrot and saute 2 minutes.
  4. Add broccoli and bell pepper then saute 2 minutes. READ MORE

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