One Pot Pasta Primavera

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One Pot Pasta Primavera cooks in about 10 minutes and tastes incredible. The sauce is really flavorful and light, so you won’t feel guilty about eating it!

One Pot Cheesy Sausage Pasta, Spinach Bacon Pasta Salad and Quick & Easy Pesto Pasta Salad are a few of my tried and true pasta recipes that you’ll love too!

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One Pot Pasta Primavera

I’m in love with all things “one pot” meals. They are quick, easy, full of flavor and did I mention easy? Today’s One Pot Pasta Primavera cooks in about 10 minutes and you’re done! The sauce is really flavorful but it’s still light enough you don’t feel guilty about eating it. We loved this dish! I’m at the point in my pregnancy (30 weeks along!) that I’m just plain tired. I’m constantly on the hunt for simple no-fuss meals my kids love, and this one will be heading into our permanent rotation. I love that it’s full of vegetables; they love all things creamy pasta. If you look close, this is a meatless dish which is easy on the budget too.

The keys to the pasta “one pot wonders” is to stir a lot so that nothing sticks to the bottom of the pot and to keep an eye on the amount of liquid you have. You’ll want to have a little liquid left on the bottom of the pan when the noodles are cooked, so if this means you need to add a little more broth then be sure to do that. A little liquid left is great, because it will continue to thicken and becomes your sauce. Give it a try, I’m sure you’ll love what you come up with.

If you are looking for other one pot pasta ideas you can also try One Pot Cheesy Sausage Pasta and The Best One Pot Baked Ziti for other easy dinner ideas. Pasta is such a staple food that easily feeds families. You can’t go wrong with noodles and simplifying dinner so there’s less work and fewer dishes to do later!

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Can I use frozen vegetables?

Frozen broccoli works just as well in this recipe and still tastes great. Plus frozen veggies are easy! Sometimes the frozen vegetables can end up a little softer than the raw broccoli, but often you can’t even tell the difference.

Can I use other mushrooms?

Baby bella or cremini mushrooms also taste great in this recipe. They don’t taste that different from the white mushrooms when mixed in with everything else in the recipe.

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Can I use different noodles?

Any chunky or bite sized noodles work in this recipe, like rotelle, penne, farfalle, or radiatore. Thin noodles like spaghetti don’t mix in with the vegetables as well and don’t hold on to the sauce as much. The bigger noodles seem to go better with a chunky, vegetable-filled pasta like this.

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5 from 1 vote

One Pot Pasta Primavera

One Pot Pasta Primavera cooks in about 10 minutes and tastes incredible. The sauce is really flavorful and light, so you won’t feel guilty about eating it!
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 5 cups vegetable broth
  • 12 ounces tri-color spiral pasta, uncooked
  • 1 small onion, halved and sliced thin
  • 1 pound broccoli crowns, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 small zucchini, sliced
  • 8 ounces sliced white button mushrooms
  • 4 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Additional Parmesan cheese for serving
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  • In a large stock pot add the broth through the spices (every thing except for the cream, cheese, and addition cheese and salt and pepper for serving). Stir well to combine. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium high heat and cook, stirring often until the noodles are al dente (about 10 minutes).
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the cream and the Parmesan. Let the mixture sit for 5 minutes before stirring again and serving with additional cheese and salt and pepper to taste.


Serving: 1 of 6 servings, Calories: 470kcal, Carbohydrates: 56g, Protein: 19g, Fat: 20g, Saturated Fat: 12g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 56mg, Sodium: 1677mg, Potassium: 673mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 8g, Vitamin A: 1683IU, Vitamin C: 77mg, Calcium: 290mg, Iron: 2mg
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This post was originally published in 2015 and has been updated in August 2019.

One Pot Pasta Primavera is as easy as it is delicious. Its packed full of vegetables and has a light, creamy sauce to make a simple dinner that the whole family will love.

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  1. Danielle @ Delightful Mom Food says:

    You had me at on pot and all those veggies! yumm!

  2. teaandscones says:

    I have been wanting to try one of these one pot pastas. This looks like a perfect one to start with.

  3. Johanny says:

    We are a family of 6, does the recipe double well?

    1. Melissa says:

      It should… you’ll need a really big pot though.

    2. Johanny says:

      It doubled perfectly! Thanks for warning me about the larger pot. I also browned some chicken breast in the pot with the onions before I added everything else. My hubby would be looking for more if there was no meat! lol! Thanks!

  4. Lea Andersen says:

    I found the pasta cute. haha, I am sure kids would be attracted to this kind of pasta. I am thinking if it will goes well with stockton’s main dish scotch eggs?

  5. lacier77 says:

    This looks great! I would even grill extra chicken one night to have leftovers to add to this one pot meal!