Penne Primavera

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This can be a satisfying vegetarian meal in itself. You can add cubed chicken or shrimp for a complete meal. Substitute in-season vegetables, dial up or minimize the heat by controlling the amount of red pepper flakes.

  • By Chef Antonio Cecconi (Original recipe
  • From "Healthy Recipes For Diabetic Friends Y-Group"[1]
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Makes 6 servings



  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat and sauté onion, broccoli, carrots, bell pepper and basil until soft, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add spinach, garlic salt, hot pepper flakes and marinara sauce; reduce heat to medium and simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. Prepare pasta according to package directions; drain well.
  4. Toss pasta with sauce mixture and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.

Nutritional information[edit]

Per serving :

  • Calories 226kcal | Protein 10g | Carbohydrates 15g | Fat 7g | Saturated Fat 2g | Cholesterol 2mg | Sodium 505mg | Total Dietary Fiber 6g