Easy Veggie Pasta Primavera


Perfect for pasta night family dinners, our Easy Pasta Primavera recipe is so simple to pull together. We used zucchini, yellow squash and peas, but the beauty of this recipe is that you can customize it with whatever veggies you like.

Pasta primavera on plate
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 servings


  • 8 ounces penne pasta

  • 3 tablespoons Country Crock® Spread, divided

  • 2 medium shallots, sliced

  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

  • 1 cup zucchini, sliced

  • 1 cup yellow squash, sliced

  • 1 cup frozen peas

  • ½ cup chicken or vegetable broth

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint or basil

  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest

  • Grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.

  2. Meanwhile, melt 2 tablespoons Country Crock® Spread in large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add shallots and cook 3 minutes or until tender. Add garlic and cook 1 minute.

  3. Add vegetables and cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in broth and simmer 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add remaining tablespoon Country Crock® Spread.

  4. Toss vegetable mixture with cooked pasta, mint or basil, and lemon zest. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Cook's Note:

You can use any assortment of fresh vegetables, a total of 4 cups.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

237 Calories
2g Fat
49g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 237
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 156mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 49g 18%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 13mg 65%
Calcium 33mg 3%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 347mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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