Roasted Vegetable Pasta Primavera Recipe

Pasta is a weeknight staple for many households, and for good reason — it can be made so many different ways, it's easy to prepare, and it's super satisfying. A common pasta dish is pasta primavera which means "spring pasta" and is loaded with veggies and a delicious sauce. Wellness coach and recipe developer Miriam Hahn brings us this recipe for roasted vegetable pasta primavera and says, "Two of my favorite things in life are pasta and vegetables so this recipe is a match made in heaven for me. I love roasting the vegetables instead of sauteing them because the seasoned veggies crisp up and are truly mouth-watering." 

You can swap out the vegetables if you want to use what you have on hand, and you only need to carve out 30 minutes of time to make this masterpiece, making it a great option for a healthy weeknight dinner. Read on to learn how to make your new favorite pasta dish!

Gather the ingredients for roasted vegetable pasta primavera

To make this recipe, you'll of course need some pasta. Hahn is using penne but says, "Any type of pasta will be great in this recipe." While you are in the dry good aisle pick up some broth then head to the produce department and grab a red pepper, asparagus, mushrooms, broccoli, grape tomatoes, onion, garlic, lemon, and some fresh basil. You'll also need some basic pantry staples like oil, salt, oregano, garlic granules, and red pepper flakes. A few items in the dairy aisle will round out the list — milk (or cream) and Parmesan. "If you prefer to make this dish vegan, just substitute dairy free milk and dairy free parmesan and it will turn out equally as good," Hahn shares.

Cook the pasta and roast the vegetables

This meal comes together quickly, so start by preheating the oven to 400 F. Then heat up a big pot of water and cook the pasta. While the oven is preheating and the pasta is cooking, get the vegetables ready for roasting. Chop the red pepper, asparagus, mushrooms, and broccoli. Add those to a baking sheet and add the grape tomatoes (no need to cut those). Drizzle on 1 tablespoon of the oil, ½ teaspoon of salt, the oregano, and garlic granules. Toss the vegetables on the baking sheet and put the sheet in the oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the vegetables are browned and starting to get crispy.

Make the sauce

We have a little more chopping to do for the sauce. Chop the onion and garlic and zest the lemon.

Once the pasta is done cooking, drain it in a colander and return the pot to the stovetop. Add in the remaining oil and bring the heat to medium-high. Add the onion and garlic and cook for 5 minutes. Hahn says, "I usually stay close during this step and add in a little water if the pan gets dry." Now add in the broth, milk, and Parmesan cheese, which will add some thickness to the sauce. Turn the heat down to low and cook for 5 minutes. Then toss in the lemon zest, lemon juice, and red pepper flakes.

Toss everything together and serve

Now that your sauce is warm and bubbly, add in the cooked pasta and roasted vegetables. Stir to blend. You can keep this on the stove on simmer until ready to serve or go ahead and plate it up. Add some fresh basil slivers to each serving and enjoy this delicious, satisfying pasta. This pasta pairs well with some French bread or a simple green salad. Time to celebrate your award-winning veggie intake today!

Roasted Vegetable Pasta Primavera Recipe
5 from 33 ratings
If you're looking to get in a serving of vegetables in the tastiest way possible, then this roasted vegetable pasta primavera is the recipe for you.
Prep Time
15
minutes
Cook Time
25
minutes
Servings
4
Servings
pasta primavera in white bowl
Total time: 40 minutes
Ingredients
  • 3 cups dry penne pasta
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • 1 (8-ounce) carton mushrooms
  • 1 head broccoli
  • 1 (8-ounce) carton grape tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons neutral oil, divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon garlic granules
  • ½ onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • ½ cup milk or cream
  • ½ cup Parmesan
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 10 basil leaves
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F.
  2. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain and set aside.
  3. While the pasta is cooking, chop the red pepper, asparagus, mushrooms, and broccoli.
  4. Add these chopped vegetables to a large baking sheet along with the whole grape tomatoes. Toss on the baking sheet with 1 tablespoon of the oil, ½ teaspoon of the salt, the oregano, and garlic granules. Put these in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes or until they look browned.
  5. Chop the onion and garlic and zest the lemon. Using the same pot that you cooked the pasta in, add the remaining oil and heat to medium high. Add the onion and garlic and cook for 5 minutes stirring frequently. Add a little water to the pot if it gets dry. Add in the broth, milk, and Parmesan cheese. Turn the heat down to low and cook for 5 minutes. Then add in the lemon zest, lemon juice, red pepper flakes, and the cooked pasta.
  6. Stir to combine then top with fresh basil and serve.
Nutrition
Calories per Serving 560
Total Fat 15.1 g
Saturated Fat 4.5 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 15.7 mg
Total Carbohydrates 83.9 g
Dietary Fiber 10.6 g
Total Sugars 12.6 g
Sodium 923.9 mg
Protein 26.7 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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