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Quick Pasta Primavera

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"This yummy vegetable pasta dish can be made in a jiffy for those busy evenings. Serve with crusty bread and green salad for a filling meal, if desired."

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Original recipe makes 4 to 6 servings Change Servings


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and reserve.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium sauce pan combine water, mushrooms, beans, red or green bell pepper, garlic, and ground black pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 4 minutes or until vegetables are tender; do not drain.
  3. In a small bowl, combine milk and cornstarch; stir into vegetable mixture. Stir and cook over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 1 minute more; add cheese and stir until melted. Pour sauce over pasta and garnish with tomato wedges. Serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 27, 2002

Now I don't have to go to the pizza place for prima vera. In the time it would take me to get ready to go out, I can have this done. I've used various vegetables and it always turns out great!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 18, 2005

Great recipe if you are counting calories but don't care about taste! This recipe was easy to prepare, but is incredibly bland. Cooking the veggies this way made them a bit limp as well.


11 Ratings

Aug 28, 2004

I was very impressed with the way this tasted... but only after adding some salt to give it more flavor. Next time I will add more cheese to the sauce, or something else to give it a more unique flavor. I really enjoyed the vegetables in combination with the sauce and pasta. I would definitely make this again, just add a little more flavor.

Sep 04, 2008

I always keep condensed milk in the cabinet, I thought this recipe was a great way to make a quick home-made dish. I added red pepper flakes to the sauce to spice it up for my husband and I served the mozzarella on the side so the sauce wasn't too rich for me.

Oct 27, 2002

My husband and my kids really loved this one. I did add some extra mushrooms and garlic, but it would have been great either way.

Apr 03, 2003

I made this with medium expectations and it hit there. We used a tube pasta and I changed the veggies and used only broccolli but followed the sauce recipe the rest of the way. It was a nice thick sauce but when we ate it we felt that it was missing a punch. If I attempt this again I will defilitely add more mozarella and maybe some parmesean cheese. On a good note, my three and two year olds loved it.

Mar 23, 2004

This sauce was extremely bland and the frozen vegetables were mushy

Dec 09, 2002

I thought it was good but for the time it takes to make I found that there are several kinds you can buy in the store that are just as good, if not better.


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  • Calories
  • 278 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 36.9 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 9.1 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 3.3 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 13.4 g
  • 27%
  • Sodium
  • 156 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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