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Pasta Primavera Recipe

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I like to refer to Pasta Primavera as “Kitchen Sink Pasta.”  Seriously, throw what you have in your fridge along with some cream and parmesan cheese into a pot.  Toss with pasta.  Done.  

I made this dish the other night and I just have to share it with you.  Sometimes people get overwhelmed with the task of cooking Real Food or switching to a Real Food lifestyle.  When it comes to preparing dinner, when you stick with whole ingredients, cooking Real Food couldn't be simpler.  

This dish has 8 ingredients (not counting salt and pepper).  And all of those ingredients can be eaten on their own, by themselves.  The thing is, this dish can have more or less ingredients – that is what is so great about it!  

Use my Pasta Primavera recipe as a jumping off point.  Use some or all of the vegetables I suggest.  Add your favorites!  Choose whatever pasta you wish!  I prefer a pasta that can be stabbed with a fork (or, as my kids call it, “stab pasta”) as opposed to a spaghetti (or, as my kids call it, “twirl pasta”).  

If you like pasta salad, check out my Chicken and Grape pasta salad and Kitchen Sink Antipasta Salad too!

Pasta Primavera

A fantastic way to use up all of those lovely veggies in your fridge!


  • Half a bunch of asparagus chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • Half of an onion sliced into strips
  • 1 red bell pepper sliced into strips
  • 1 zucchini chopped into chunks
  • Handful of cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 pound pasta
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  • Bring water to a boil in a large pot.
  • Saute onion and bell pepper (in some olive oil) in a large skillet.
  • Add the asparagus to boiling water and cook for 5 minutes. When it is done, add the asparagus to the skillet with the onion and bell pepper.
  • Add the pasta to the boiling water and prepare according to the directions.
  • While the pasta cooks, add the zucchini and cherry tomatoes to the skillet with the rest of the vegetables. Continue to cook until the zucchini is to your liking.
  • Add the cream and parmesan cheese to the skillet with the vegetables and stir to combine.
  • When the pasta is ready, add it to the skillet and toss with the vegetables and sauce.
  • Season with salt and pepper to your liking.
  • Enjoy!

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