This easy One Pot Pasta Primavera is a creamy, veggie-loaded meal that comes together in just 30 minutes! With spinach, peas, broccoli, peppers, carrots, zucchini, it’s a vibrant, healthy meal packed with nutrients.
– 1 tablespoon oil – 1 red bell pepper (chopped) – 1 cup carrot matchsticks – 1½ teaspoons salt (reduce if using salted broth) – 2 cloves garlic (minced) – 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning – ¼ teaspoon black pepper – 3 cups low-sodium vegetable broth or chicken – 1½ cups heavy cream – 4½ cups penne pasta (about 410 grams or 14.5 ounces) – 1 small zucchini (halved lengthwise and sliced) – 1 cup small broccoli florets – 1 cup frozen peas – 2 cups chopped fresh spinach – ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese (omit for vegetarian)
Stir in the pasta, zucchini, and broccoli.
Cook and stir, uncovered, then cover and continue cooking until the pasta is al dente.
Remove from heat and stir in the peas, spinach, and Parmesan. Cover and let it sit for 2 minutes until the peas are warmed through and the spinach is wilted.