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Pasta primavera

Recipe Information

Servings 6
Preparation Time 20 Minutes
Cook Time 30 Minutes
Total Time 50 Minutes
Difficulty Easy
Main Ingredient Pasta
Category Pasta
Meal Dinner
Type Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Diet High Protein; Low Cholesterol; High Fiber; Heart Healthy


  • 2 cups broccoli florets 

  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced

  • 1 cup zucchini or yellow squash, sliced

  • 2 cups red or green peppers, sliced

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 

  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon butter 

  • 1 cup evaporated fat-free milk 

  • 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated

  • 12 ounces whole-wheat pasta (angel hair or spaghetti)

  • 1/3 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped



  • Steam the broccoli, mushrooms, zucchini, and peppers for 10 minutes.

  • Saut� the onion and garlic over medium heat and mix with the steamed vegetables.

  • Combine the butter, evaporated milk, and Parmesan cheese over moderate heat until thickened and heated through. Stir continuously to avoid scalding. Remove from the heat and keep warm.

  • Cook the pasta according to package directions.

  • Serve the pasta with the vegetables, sauce, and fresh parsley.


Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories: 350 cal

  • Total fat: 7g

  • Saturated fat: 3g

  • Monounsaturated fat: 3g

  • Cholesterol: 12mg

  • Sodium: 224mg

  • Potassium: 522mg

  • Carbohydrate: 55g

  • Fiber: 7g

  • Protein: 17g

  • Calcium: 280mg