Healthy Pasta Primavera Recipe

 No cream in this Healthy Pasta Primavera Recipe – just a dry white wine with a splash of lemon and fresh herbs – divine!  All it requires is a quick saute of fresh veggies in olive oil before being tossed with  penne.

Healthy Pasta Primavera Recipe | Chickapea Pasta

With the local farmers’ markets about to open, you can use your family’s favorite veggies in this easy recipe for a quick weeknight meal that is packed with protein.   I’ve used white wine while deglazing the pan but you can also use vegetable or chicken broth if it’s preferred.

I love all the veggies in here!  Best of all, it’s a great way to use up the produce in your fridge.  I think mushrooms and a red bell pepper would go well in here as well but you have to stop somewhere, right?!  Sugar snap peas are one of my favorites – so much flavor and crunch!

Ingredients for Healthy Pasta Primavera Recipe

 Did you know that sugar snap peas are:

  • very low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium
  • a very good source of dietary fiber
  • contains Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Thiamin, Folate, Iron and Manganese

Pairing these little green gems with Chickapea’s high protein and fiber makes this a complete meal that is easy on the budget too.

I you prefer to roast the veggies, go ahead but  I prefer the crispness of the sauteed veggies in my spring dishes.   The best thing about any recipe though is that you can always find ways to make it your own so go ahead – walk on the wild side!

Chickapea penne with sauteed veggies. A delicious and healthy pasta primavera recipe.

 Robyn from Simply Fresh Dinners is our recipe creator and admitted pasta fanatic.  For more of her fresh recipes visit her on Facebook and Instagram.

5 from 11 votes
Healthy Pasta Primavera Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 No cream in this Healthy Pasta Primavera Recipe - just a dry white wine with a splash of lemon and fresh herbs - divine!  All it requires is a quick saute of fresh veggies in olive oil before being tossed with  penne.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pasta primavera
Servings: 4
Calories: 273 kcal
Author: Robyn Gleason
  • 8 ounces Chickapea penne
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 cup sugar snap peas
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 cup zucchini
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • handful of fresh herbs, I used parsley and thyme
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Cook pasta according to instructions. Drain, rinse and set aside.

  2. In a large pan, heat olive oil on med-high heat.  Saute garlic until golden, about 3 minutes.

  3. Add carrots, cook for 3-4 minutes. Add broccoli and sugar snap peas and cook for 3 minutes. Add zucchini and cook for 2 minutes.

  4. Deglaze.  Add the wine and cook until it is reduced by half.

  5. Add tomatoes, fresh herbs and penne and heat through.  Squeeze the juice from  half a lemon over mixture and remove from heat.

  6. Top with green onions and chopped parsley.

Recipe Notes

You can change up the veggies or add more.  That's the beauty of this dish.  Next time I will be using:

  • red bell pepper
  • mushrooms
  • corn
  • peas

If you're not concerned about keeping it vegetarian, some shaved Parmesan or Romano is nice on this dish.  Or use vegan cheese.

Shrimp would go well in this dish, but then again I think you should add shrmp to everything! 


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  • Tania
    Posted at 12:16h, 23 May Reply

    If you want to make a healthy meal for your family – that’s one of the best! Love Chickapea pasta and all of these veggies!

  • Regina
    Posted at 12:59h, 10 May Reply

    Perfect fresh spring or summer meal! I totally agree with you on crisp sautéed veggies being the best!!

    • Chickapea
      Posted at 15:58h, 10 May Reply

      So full of flavor that way! Would be great on the bbq too. So many choices…

  • Michelle @ Sunkissed Kitchen
    Posted at 19:37h, 09 May Reply

    I adore simple veggie heavy dishes like this! That’s what makes Chickapea so great — all the veggies, and a delicious pasta. Done.

  • Izzy @ She Likes Food
    Posted at 17:44h, 09 May Reply

    Haha, sometimes I just want to throw all the veggies in too, but I guess you do have to stop somewhere 🙂 I love all the veggies you chose! This pasta looks so fresh and healthy!

    • Chickapea
      Posted at 15:45h, 10 May Reply

      Veggies rock! The more the merrier but you’re right, you have to stop somewhere… or not! 🙂

  • Dana
    Posted at 14:32h, 09 May Reply

    This looks so flavorful in the best and healthiest way, and it’s absolutely *perfect* for spring! Actually, I can really see myself easting a bunch of this over the summer when it’s too hot to eat anything really heavy here in NC. This is so crispy and nourishing!

    • Chickapea
      Posted at 15:31h, 09 May Reply

      We think this may be a staple go to recipe. Would be nice with grilled veg on the bbq too! MMMM

  • Nocrumbsleft
    Posted at 13:54h, 09 May Reply

    I love this! Nothing better than a primavera with fresh veggies and Chickapea pasta to let you know that spring has truly arrived!

    • Chickapea
      Posted at 14:04h, 09 May Reply

      So true Teri! Happy Spring!

  • Michelle Higgins
    Posted at 13:29h, 09 May Reply

    Sounds delish! Love all the fresh veggies with the pasta! 💛

    • Chickapea
      Posted at 13:54h, 09 May Reply

      Nothing better than fresh veggies!! mmmmm!

  • Sarah
    Posted at 13:19h, 09 May Reply

    I love how simple this is but it really packs in on flavour!

    • Chickapea
      Posted at 13:56h, 09 May Reply

      Simple is best right! So great to have a go-to quick meal on those busy nights. Thanks Sarah!

  • Lorena
    Posted at 12:28h, 09 May Reply

    “Eat the colors of the rainbow” translated into one dish! Love it!!

    • Chickapea
      Posted at 13:50h, 09 May Reply

      Yes so true! Love that Lorena. Thank you. 🙂

  • Trish
    Posted at 12:27h, 09 May Reply

    Such a fresh, healthy meal! Perfect!

  • Natasha @ Salt & Lavender
    Posted at 12:09h, 09 May Reply

    Absolutely love this sound of this dish! Great for a weeknight on the patio. 🙂

    • Chickapea
      Posted at 13:59h, 09 May Reply

      Can’t wait to eat on our patio. Perfect dish for it – totally agree Natasha.

  • Erin
    Posted at 12:08h, 09 May Reply

    This is the perfect summertime dish!

    • Chickapea
      Posted at 12:18h, 09 May Reply

      Thanks Erin. Robyn always loves using fresh farm produce and so do we. Gorgeous and healthy too! YAY!

  • Sarah Kesseli
    Posted at 11:26h, 09 May Reply

    We love all of the fresh summer vegetables! It has us craving the warm weather and family summer parties!

    • Chickapea
      Posted at 12:19h, 09 May Reply

      It sure is feeling a lot like summer Sarah! Yippeee. Can’t wait to serve this on a patio! 🙂

  • Kristen
    Posted at 11:21h, 09 May Reply

    I love this recipe! All the veggies in here make it the perfect summer pasta recipe!

    • Chickapea
      Posted at 11:23h, 09 May Reply

      We agree. Summer, fresh veggies and healthy pasta make the perfect combo, Kristen!

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