Big Bowl Pasta Primavera

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

I have tried a lot of pasta primavera recipes and always come back to this one! This comes together fast if you have the vegetables prepared ahead of time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine evaporated milk, parmesan cheese, parsley, basil, 1 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper in bowl, set aside.
  2. Cook spaghetti in boiling water and oil and 2 tsp salt in a large uncovered pot for 11-13 minutes, or until tender,drain. Transfer to big bowl, cover with foil to keep warm.
  3. Heat wok or frying pan on medium-high heat, add 1 tbsp oil, add carrots, onion, celery and garlic, stir fry until soft. Transfer to big bowl.
  4. Add 1 tbsp oil to hot wok, add cauliflower and broccoli, stir fry 4 minutes, add pea pods and zucchini, stir fry 2 minutes.
  5. Add tomatoes and evaporated milk mixture,stir until heated through. Transfer to big bowl toss to mix every thing well.
  6. My family loves this with a few handfuls of cooked prawns on the top. I don't like crunchy carrots in this dish, par boil them for 5 minutes.


Most Helpful

I was hoping when I "heated the milk and cheese mixture through" it would thicken and turn creamy. It didn't and I had thin milk at the bottom of the bowl with small cheese clumps mixed throughout the pasta and veggies. Overall taste was ok but I like my primavera with a creamier/thicker sauce and a little more cheese flavor. Very healthy; to the person who looked at the nutrition info. -you have to look closely, this was calculated for only 1 serving.

gefox3 October 02, 2007

This was soooo good! I omitted the celery and added some red bell pepper. I took your suggestion and prepared all the veggies in advance and it came together really quickly at dinner time. I let the milk mixture reduce a little on the stove to thicken the sauce, but next time I won't so it's more saucy. I also added some extra parmesan and grilled chicken. Perfect!

akgrown August 17, 2006

dont know that i would call it low cal and know i feel guilty eating it after looking at the calories but it was good. the only thing i would change is to add more sauce because it was a bit dry but maybe i used too much pasta (i don't know what 8 ounces looks like) my fiance suggested grilled chicken would be good in it. excellent recipe

ashwee June 13, 2006

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