Pasta Primavera recipe | Easy Pasta recipes

Pasta Primavera is basically a pasta loaded with fresh vegetables. We don't use any pasta sauce in this  pasta recipe. I adapted this recipe from a magazine, the book i had bought 4 years back. After i bought i kept it inside by book shelf and totally forgot about that. Recently while cleaning the entire book shelf found this magazine and wanted to try out this Pasta Primavera recipe from that. It was super easy and the main part is kids loved this very much. I used zucchini, sweet corn and capsicum in this recipe, you can use broccoli, carrot, olives and veggies of your choice also. Pasta, veggies, cheese, what else can we need to make the kids happy. Make this kids friendly pasta recipe and let me know how it turned out.
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Pasta Primavera recipe

  Preparation Time : 15 mins | Cooking Time : 30 Mins |Serves: 3-4

     Fusilli pasta    2 and 1/2 cups
     Zucchini  1/4 cup
     Capsicum | Bell peppers 1/4 cup (i used tri colour capsicum) 
     Sweet corn  3-4 tblsp
     Cherry tomato  4-5
     Garlic  3 cloves
     Onion  1
     Olive oil   1 tblsp
     Tomato puree  1/2 cup
     Pepper powder  1 tsp
     Red chili flakes  as needed
     Salt  as needed
     Mozzarella cheese  1-2 tblsp
     Basil leaves  few (for garnishing)
     Water  1/2 cup reserved from the cooked pasta. 
Method:
  • Chop the onions and garlic finely. 
  • Chop the Zucchini and bell peppers into small cubes. 
  • Cook the sweet corn and keep aside. If using frozen corn, just keep it outside.
  • Cut the cherry tomatoes into half and keep it aside.
  • I used store bought tomato puree, you can grind 2 ripe tomatoes and use too.
  • Cook the pasta as per the instructions of the package. Reserve half cup of the  cooked pasta water for later use.
  • In a pan add the oil (you can use normal oil too) and add the chopped garlic and onions.
  • Saute till the garlic turns golden brown. 
  • Add the chopped Zucchini and bell peppers.
  • Add the pepper powder, red chili flakes and salt. Instead of red chili flakes you can add fresh red chili too.
  • Cook for few minutes.
  • Add the sweet corn and mix well. It will get cooked in the heat itself, if you are using frozen corn. 
  • Cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add the tomato puree now. I added some pasta cooked water along with that, to get a good saucy consistency. This will keep the pasta moist and avoid drying.
  • Mix well and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add the cooked pasta to this now.
  • Mix well and cook for a minute.
  • Add the cheese and the basil leaves.
  • Switch off the flame.
  • Serve the pasta hot. 
     
     

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Method with step wise pictures:
  • Chop the onions and garlic finely. 
  • Chop the Zucchini and bell peppers into small cubes. 
  • Cook the sweet corn and keep aside. If using frozen corn, just keep it outside.
  • Cut the cherry tomatoes into half and keep it aside.
  • I used store bought tomato puree, you can grind 2 ripe tomatoes and use too.
  • Cook the pasta as per the instructions of the package. Reserve half cup of the  cooked pasta water for later use.
  • In a pan add the oil (you can use normal oil too) and add the chopped garlic and onions.
  • Saute till the garlic turns golden brown. 
Pasta primavera 1
  • Add the chopped Zucchini and bell peppers.
  • Add the pepper powder, red chili flakes and salt. Instead of red chili flakes you can add fresh red chili too.
  • Cook for few minutes.
  • Add the sweet corn and mix well. It will get cooked in the heat itself, if you are using frozen corn. 
pasta primavera 2
  • Cook for 2 minutes.
pasta primavera 3
  • Add the tomato puree now. I added some pasta cooked water along with that, to get a good saucy consistency. This will keep the pasta moist and avoid drying.
  • Mix well and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add the cooked pasta to this now.
  • Mix well and cook for a minute.
  • Add the cherry tomatoes now. It will get cooked in that heat.
pasta primavera 4
  • Add the cheese and the basil leaves.
pasta primavera 5
  • Switch off the flame.
  • Serve the pasta hot. 
Veggie- pasta
Notes:
  1. You can replace zucchini with broccoli, in that case do not make it big florets, else it will take a long time to get cooked.
  2. I used mozzarella cheese, you can use Parmesan also but it is not a vegetarian Cheese.
  3. I used fusilli pasta for this recipe,you can use penne pasta or Spaghetti pasta for this Pasta Primavera. 


    


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2 comments:

  1. This pasta primavera recipe looks absolutely delicious. Cooking our own meals save us money to invest in online broker options. Mozzarella with penne is always my go to!

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  2. Looking very spicy and yummy. Easy to prepare thank you.
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