Pasta is my ultimate comfort food, y’all.  I love it.  Seriously.

Usually, I go for angel hair pasta with a velvety and simple pomodoro sauce.  But, when I looked in the fridge trying to decide what to cook for lunch today, the mushrooms and zucchini were practically begging me to make pasta primavera.

Whole wheat pasta drenched with freshly sautéed veggies, seasoned with loads of garlic and basil.  Yes, please.  Even better? There’s no oil in this recipe, so you can dig in guilt-free.  Feel free to substitute your favorite veggies in this.  Love artichoke? Add more.  It’s a very forgiving dish.  Broccoli would be delicious in this – I’m out today, otherwise I would’ve added some.

pasta primavera by very veganish


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Pasta Primavera
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Whole wheat pasta drenched in sautéed veggies with no added oil. Plant-based, McDougall, Vegan. A tasty and comforting 30-minute lunch or dinner.
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 4
  • 16 ounces whole wheat thin spaghetti
  • 1 sweet onion, diced
  • 8 ounces white mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 medium zucchini or yellow summer squash, sliced once lengthwise, then sliced diagonally into manageable pieces
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • handful of fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 cup of frozen peas
  • ¼ cup artichoke hearts, chopped
  • 5 Roma tomatoes, diced OR 1 15 ounce can of diced tomatoes
  • ½ teaspoon brown sugar
  • salt
  • pepper
  1. Bring salted water to boil in a large stockpot for the pasta and cook according to directions on box.
  2. Meanwhile, sauté onions in a large saucepan on medium heat for 5 minutes. If they begin to stick, add a tablespoon of water.
  3. Add mushrooms and squash and cook for a 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add garlic, basil, peas and artichoke and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add tomatoes, brown sugar, salt and pepper and simmer for 2-3 minutes. Taste and adjust salt and pepper, as needed.
  6. Pour veggies over cooked pasta. Stir and enjoy!


Abi Cowell
Abi Cowell is a pasta-slinging food and travel blogger with a cup of tea in one hand and her phone in the other. She believes that making even small changes in what you eat can improve your health and quality of life. Her family of four travel for fun and purpose, homeschooling on the road and love sharing their fun adventures and tips for family travel with you.


  1. Absolutely delicious looking! Looking forward to trying it. I might have to add chicken to it for Uncle Tom. Thanks for sharing Abi.

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