Pasta Prima Vera

Creamy penne with pinenuts and Parmesan cheese shavings. This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel

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Pasta Prima Vera
Main Ingredients Penne , Fresh cream
Cuisine Italian
Course Noodles and Pastas
Prep Time 11-15 minutes
Cook time 26-30 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Sweet & Sour
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Pasta Prima Vera

  • 200 grams Penne boiled
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh cream
  • 1/2 Yellow Zucchini
  • 1/2 Green zucchini
  • 5-6 Asparagus
  • 7-8 florets Broccoli
  • 2-3 Tomatoes,blanched
  • 5 tablespoons Extra virgin olive oil
  • 4-5 cloves Garlic
  • to taste Salt
  • 2 tablespoons Pine nuts(chilgoza)
  • a few Parmesan cheese shavings
  • 5-6 Fresh basil leaves


  1. Cut yellow and green zucchini into ¼ inch pieces. Cut the soft tips of asparagus for use and blanch broccoli florets. Halve blanched tomatoes, remove seeds and chop. Heat 2 non stick pans and pour 2 tbsps extra virgin olive oil in each. Crush garlic and add to one pan and sauté for ½ minute.
  2. Add pasta and toss. Add both the zucchini, asparagus, tomatoes and a little salt to the other pan and toss. Add pine nuts and salt to the pasta and toss. Add broccoli to the vegetables in the other pan and toss. Switch off the heat. Add cream and parmesan cheese to the pasta and mix well.
  3. Switch off the heat. Transfer the pasta onto a serving plate, put the vegetables over it and garnish with basil leaves. Drizzle remaining olive oil over and serve hot.

Nutrition Info

Calories 304
Carbohydrates 41.30
Protein 7.61
Fat 24.22
Other Fiber 1.14