Pasta Primavera Recipe


Preparation Time30 MinCooking Time25 Min
Ready In55 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexAverageServings4
Main Ingredient


 Mostaccioli/Ziti/other medium shape pasta1 Pound (Uncooked)
 Broccoli head/Cauliflower1 , cut into small florets
 Cornstarch1 Tablespoon
 Garlic3 Clove (15 gm), minced
 Low sodium chicken broth15 1⁄2 Ounce (1 Can)
 Frozen mixed vegetables10 Ounce (1 Package)
 Frozen chopped spinach10 Ounce, thawed (1 Package)
 Salt To Taste
 Black pepper To Taste
 Grated parmesan cheese1 Cup (16 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 673 Calories from Fat 112

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 12 g19.2%

Saturated Fat 5.7 g28.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 27.4 mg

Sodium 715.7 mg29.8%

Total Carbohydrates 107 g35.8%

Dietary Fiber 10 g40.1%

Sugars 5.7 g

Protein 34 g68.9%

Vitamin A 214.7% Vitamin C 131.1%

Calcium 47.3% Iron 31.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1) Follow the package direction to prepare pasta.
2) Stir in broccoli, just 3 minutes before pasta is done.
3) Drain water from the saucepan, and transfer the ingredients in a large bowl.
4) In a small bowl, dissolve cornstarch in 1/4 cup water.

5) In large saucepan, add garlic and chicken broth.
6) Simmer the liquid for 3 minutes over medium heat.
7) Add cornstarch mixture and whisk.
8) Fold in mixed vegetables and spinach.
9) Cook for another 5 minutes or until heated through.
10) Toss sauce and vegetable mixture with pasta.

11) Serve the pasta by seasoning with salt and pepper and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.