Skip to content

Easy Pasta Primavera

Image of the prepared Easy Pasta Primavera recipe
  • prep time: 20 min
  • total time: 35 min
  • serves: 4 people

This meatless entrée uses chicken broth and a little cornstarch instead of the usual cream and butter to make a tasty but lighter version of classic pasta primavera.


cost per recipe: $5.15

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 3/4 cups Swanson® Natural Goodness® Chicken Broth
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cups broccoliflorets
  • 2 medium carrot, sliced (about 1 cup)
  • 1 medium onion, cut into wedges
  • 1 medium tomato, diced (about 1 cup)
  • 8 ounces (1/2 of a 1-pound package) thin spaghetti, cooked and drained (about 4 cups)
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese


  • Step 1

    Stir the cornstarch and 3/4 cup broth in a small bowl until the mixture is smooth.

  • Step 2

    Heat the remaining broth, oregano, garlic powder, broccoli, carrots and onion in a 4-quart saucepan over medium heat to a boil. Reduce the heat to low.  Cover and cook for 5 minutes or until the vegetables are tender-crisp.

  • Step 3

    Stir the cornstarch mixture in the saucepan. Cook and stir until the mixture boils and thickens. Stir in the tomato. Add the spaghetti and toss to coat. Sprinkle with the cheese.


Sort By:
  • Taste

    March 13, 2013

    I think if i was to make this again i would add some roasted chicken and green and red pepper and moe cheese. Then put some fresh grounded pepper on it. For aome thing more creamy add a little cream or 1/2 and 1/2..

  • Easy Pasta Primavera

    Meghan R.
    March 20, 2012

    I was skeptical after reading the reviews but it's wonderful. I added a pinch of salt and pepper to taste and some butter when cooking the veggies. To the finished dish I added feta cheese and parmesan cheese. I'm gonna add real bacon bits next time.

  • Easy Pasta Primavera

    November 14, 2011

    Bland, bland, bland. No flavor at all.

  • Easy Pasta Primavera

    paul h.
    June 25, 2011

    It needs more flavor...

  • Easy Pasta Primavera

    Sherry B.
    June 9, 2011

    This is my favorite. I grilled the chicken with herb chicken fajita seasoning in the skillet. I added the seasoning at the end when it's tossed with the liquid from the chicken. I added Italian seasoning to the other seasonings. Then I added butter and grated Parmesan cheese to the noodles. Be sure not to use reduced sodium broth. This gets so many raves and requests, you are welcome to use my secret recipe.

    Recently Viewed

    Made With

    Calories 290
    Total Fat 2 g
    Sat. Fat 1.0 g
    Trans Fat 0 g
    Cholesterol 3 mg
    Sodium 351 mg
    Total Carb 55 g
    Dietary Fiber 3 g
    Sugar 4 g
    Added Sugars 0 g
    Protein 11 g
    Vitamin D 0 %DV
    Calcium 9 %DV
    Iron 15 %DV
    Potassium 10 %DV

    This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.