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Penne Primavera
"This Easy Penne Primavera is the perfect vegetarian Pasta dish. It's packed with veggies and tossed in a simple cream sauce for a lighter version of fettuccine alfredo."
-- @simply-made-eats
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"Pri·ma·ve·ra: a pasta dish made with lightly sautéed spring vegetables." There you have it, the perfect pasta to make during the springtime. Swap out any of the vegetables for what you've picked up at the Sunday farmer's market. Enjoy with a glass of white wine.

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Prep time 10mins
Cook time 25mins
Serves or Makes: 4


  • 1 pound dry penne pasta
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 stalks sliced celery
  • 2 whole sliced carrots
  • 1/ 2 sliced zucchini
  • 1/ 2 sliced yellow squash
  • 1 whole sliced red bell pepper
  • 1 cup chopped broccoli florets
  • 3 cups chopped kale
  • 3 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1/ 2 cup heavy cream
  • 3/ 4 cup shredded parmigiano reggiano
  • 1/ 4 cup pasta water
  • 1/ 2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/ 4 teaspoon pepper


  • Step 1

    Boil the penne pasta until al dente. Save 1/4 cup of the pasta water and set aside.

  • Step 2

    In a dutch oven, over medium heat, add in olive oil. Add in the vegetables, except for the kale, and cook for 6 minutes with the lid on. Stir every few minutes. Add in the kale and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Uncover and remove pot from heat.

  • Step 3

    In a skillet over medium low heat, add in the butter. Once melted, add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Turn heat to low and add in heavy cream. Stir constantly for 3 minutes. Add in salt, pepper, and parmigiano cheese.

  • Step 4

    Stir until cheese melts. Add in pasta water 1 tablespoon at a time until the sauce is nice and creamy. Toss the sauce into the veggies and pasta. Add additional pasta water if needed.

  • Step 5