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Healthy Pasta Primavera Recipe

Healthy Pasta Primavera Recipe

Whole wheat pasta with tomato sauce, parmesan cheese and plenty of fresh vegetables.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 337kcal
Author Rena


  • 8 ounces whole wheat pasta such as penne
  • 2 cups of warm prepared marinara sauce look for a low-fat, low-sugar variety
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 cup of small broccoli florets
  • 1/2 cup of peeled carrots cut into 1/4 inch pieces
  • 1 yellow squash halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup of mushrooms thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • Optional: 2 tablespoons chopped parsley.


  • Cook the pasta in salted water according to package instructions.
  • While the pasta is cooking, heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat.
  • Add the onions to the pan and cook for 3-4 minutes, or until they've started to soften.
  • Add the broccoli, carrots, squash, and mushrooms to the pan. Season the vegetables with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of water to the pan. Cook for 5-7 minutes or until vegetables are tender and starting to brown.
  • Stir in the garlic and cook for 30 seconds more.
  • Add the cooked pasta and marinara sauce in the pan; toss to coat.
  • Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and serve. Top with chopped parsley if desired.


Nutritional facts:
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.


Calories: 337kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 861mg | Potassium: 904mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 3085IU | Vitamin C: 39.6mg | Calcium: 205mg | Iron: 4.1mg