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Pasta Primavera Recipe

Lil' Luna
A tried and true dinner recipe! Delicious pasta full of vegetables like zucchini, squash, bell peppers, and tomatoes. 
4.67 from 12 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 12
Calories 165 kcal


  • 10 oz bowtie pasta uncooked
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 large carrot peeled and sliced into matchsticks
  • 1 medium red bell pepper sliced into matchsticks
  • 1 medium yellow bell pepper sliced into matchsticks
  • 2 medium zucchini sliced and cut into quarters
  • 1 medium yellow squash sliced and cut into quarters
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes heaping cup and cut in half length wise
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • garlic salt
  • pepper
  • 1/4 cup pasta water
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice fresh
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese shredded and divided
  • balsamic glaze optional
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley chopped


  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, but be sure to reserve 1/4 cup of the pasta water before draining.
  • While the pasta is cooking, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute the carrots for few minutes. Add the peppers and saute for an additional few minutes. Add the squash and zucchini and saute for 2 more minutes. 
  • Add the tomatoes, minced garlic, Italian seasoning, garlic salt, and pepper and saute for another 2 minutes. (Note: if adding meat, then add it at this point. Be sure that it has been precooked and cut)
  • Toss in the bowtie pasta, 1/4 cup pasta water, lemon juice, and any salt and pepper as needed.
  • Top with Parmesan Cheese, parsley and balsamic glaze if desire.


Calories: 165kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 5gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 77mgPotassium: 280mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 1575IUVitamin C: 42.7mgCalcium: 74mgIron: 0.8mg
Keyword Pasta Primavera
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