Creamy Pasta Primavera

Pasta Primavera is simply pasta with vegetables seasoned with some herbs; I like this pasta dish because I can add any vegetable ( not leafy ones although I sometimes add spinach ) I want or whatever is available to me; I like to add some meat too, like chicken breast fillet, to make it a complete one-dish meal.

It’s one of the easiest ways to give veggies to kids; my daughter, who only eats veggies because I make her, said she really like this pasta, the veggies especially the carrots-her least favorite- taste better this way.

I like to use soy cream in pasta dishes because it gives the same creaminesss as regular cream without the worry. I can’t have too many cream/dairy in my diet ( for some reason I get a lot of phlegm in my system  whenever I have cream/dairy) so I try to cut back whenever possible.

This creamy Pasta Primavera is very quick and easy to make too, or I wouldn’t make it often. What I usually do is: I cut/slice the veggies while boiling water for the pasta… 

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..then saute everything in  a pan with olive oil; add chicken stock or white wine and some water

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.. add the soy cream and the cooked pasta

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..and the grated parmesan cheese

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presto..yummy, healthy pasta!

CREAMY PASTA PRIMAVERA

Ingredients
caserecce or any pasta that you prefer
chicken breast fillet or thigh fillet cut into bite size pieces
yellow onion, sliced thinly
zucchini, sliced into strips
carrots, sliced into strips
1 large red bellpepper, sliced into strips
frozen peas and corn, thawed
red pepper chili flakes
ground dried oregano
dried basil leaves
chicken stock or white wine
salt and freshly ground black pepper
soy cream
grated parmesan cheese

Directions
Fill a large pot with water and boil on high heat; while waiting for the water to boil, heat a skillet or deep pan over medium heat; add EVOO,then saute the chicken pieces until lightly browned, add the veggies, saute for about a minute or two then add the chicken stock  or  white wine if using, otherwise add water.

Simmer until the veggies are half-cooked then add the (soy) cream, mix, then add the cooked pasta.  Toss to make sure that the pasta is evenly coated with sauce then add grated parmesan cheese at the end.. and it’s done!  :) 

♥  Thanks for reading..have a nice weekend! :)  ♥

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12 Responses to "Creamy Pasta Primavera"

  1. Vicktoria   January 12, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    Wow it is very easy to make and it sure looks delicius:)) yum

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  2. Amy B.   July 27, 2010 at 8:16 am

    Oh wow, this looks good! You should put this up at Foodista !! :) or even maybe just a widget. I like that it’s got a bit of chili too , yum. :D

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  3. Natasha Cardinez-Singh   July 1, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    Quick! Pass me a fork; I just want to dig into this! Nice job!

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  4. fimère   June 28, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    cette assiette de pâte est absolument appétissante, crémeuse et savoureuse
    personnellement j’adore
    bonne soirée

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  5. James   June 28, 2010 at 9:03 am

    yummmm. I just ordered this at a restaurant the other day; yours looks way better.

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  6. rebecca   June 27, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    wow this looks wonderful love creamy pasta’s like this loaded with veggies

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  7. Sophie   June 26, 2010 at 8:57 am

    MMMMMMMMM,…a delightful creamy pasta dish!!

    Yummmmmmmmm,…all the way!

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  8. Steve   June 25, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    I’m a sucker for pasta so this got my attention big time!

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  9. Belinda @zomppa   June 25, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    So simple but perfect!

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  10. Joy   June 25, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    OHHHH creamy goodness. It looks great.

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  11. Kristen   June 25, 2010 at 10:31 am

    This dish has so many lovely colors in it. It sounds like a great meal. You are lucky your daughter ate all of those veggies. I am afraid my kids would eat the noodles, but leave a few of the veggies behind.

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  12. anncoo   June 25, 2010 at 8:44 am

    I want to bookmark this! Love this creamy pasta, looks delicious.

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