Sep 18 2017
Easy Creamy Pasta Primavera Recipe
Post by melissa fenlon

Easy Creamy Pasta Primavera recipe

We’ve got a new pasta dish on heavy rotation these days – our Easy Creamy Pasta Primavera Recipe. It’s quick to make, a rainbow of colors and so tasty the whole family will eat it up! We teamed up with our friends at Horizon Organic to share this easy weeknight meal. With Back to School in full swing, our meal planning is on – and this easy pasta recipe makes those hectic nights after soccer practice a bit easier on everyone.

This pasta is packed with bright veggies, tossed in a light cream sauce and topped with fresh lemon. It only takes 20 minutes to whip up and you know what else I love about this family-friendly meal? It makes even better leftovers! We pack this in the kiddo’s lunches all week! So don’t be afraid to make a double recipe!

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Easy Creamy Pasta Primavera – a light and bright family-friendly recipe

Easy Creamy Pasta Primavera Recipe

2 cups of penne pasta

1 Tablespoon olive oil

1 zucchini, sliced

2 carrots, ribbons

2 cups broccoli, chopped

1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

1 clove garlic, chopped

1/2 cup Horizon half and half

1/2 cup chicken broth

Directions:

Cook your pasta of choice in lightly salted water. Drain.

Heat olive oil in a large skillet on medium high heat and sauté veggies for 5 minutes. You want veggies to be a little on the firm side. Add lemon zest and garlic and cook for 1 minutes, then add cherry tomatoes.

Stir in half and half and chicken broth. Cook for 2 minutes, add salt and pepper to taste and pasta. Stir to combine. We love to let the kids top theirs with mozzarella cheese.

Easy Creamy Pasta Primavera Recipe

You really can include any vegetables you have on hand to this recipe. We often add red or orange bell peppers, green beans and asparagus. You can’t go wrong, just grab what’s in your fridge! What makes this dish special is the light cream sauce that’s made with half and half, chicken broth and lemon zest.

This is also a great recipe that kids can help prepare. Get them in on chopping the veggies and zesting the lemon. My girls love making the carrot ribbons with our peeler. It’s so rewarding to get the kids in on the action in the kitchen. They’re proud of their culinary creations. And getting them to know more about what they’re eating is a win win for everyone.

Easy Creamy Pasta Primavera recipe

Easy Creamy Pasta Primavera recipe

Easy Creamy Pasta Primavera recipe

For more easy dinner recipe ideas, check out Horizon’s Pinterest page.

photos by Melissa Fenlon

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Horizon. The opinions and text are all mine.

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