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Penne and spring vegetables in a white bowl
One Pot Springtime Pasta Primavera
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins

One Pot Springtime Pasta Primavera, is an easy pasta recipe bursting with the flavors of springtime vegetables.  Pasta cooks together in one pot with sugar snap peas, asparagus, leeks and seasonings, forming a light buttery brothy sauce. Perfect for springtime!

Course: Soup
Servings: 4
Author: Gwynn Galvin
  • 8 ounces uncooked whole wheat penne pasta
  • 1 large leek, white and light green parts only, sliced, 1 1/2 cups
  • 3 cups vegetable broth, chicken broth or water
  • 8 ounces asparagus, trimmed, cut in 2-inch pieces, 2 cups
  • 6 ounces sugar snap peas, 2 cups
  • 4 Tbs. butter
  • 1/4 cup white wine OR additional vegetable broth
  • 1 Tbs. chopped garlic, about 3 large cloves
  • 1 tsp. dried marjoram
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1 Tbs. lemon zest
  • shaved Parmesan cheese
  1. In pot with tall sides, preferably a non-stick pot, combine pasta, leeks, broth, asparagus, sugar snap peas, butter, wine, garlic, marjoram, kosher salt and pepper.

  2. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  3. Boil 10 minutes or until pasta is al dente and a brothy sauce has formed, stirring occasionally.
  4. Sprinkle with lemon zest and serve with shaved Parmesan cheese.
Recipe Notes

Makes 4 servings, about 6 cups.