Healthy Pasta Primavera

Healthy Pasta Primavera


My husband loves pasta! If he could he’d eat pasta for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Over the years I have tried various recipes in effort to find a healthy pasta dish that my husband would love that won’t send me into a diabetic coma. So with a few modifications to the traditional pasta primavera this is what I came up with. Try it and let me know what you think.


12 ounces whole wheat or rice angel hair pasta
1 small yellow squash sliced
1 small zucchini sliced
2 carrots chopped
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1/2 small onion sliced
1/2 cup olive oil, plus more for drizzling
2 tablespoons of minced garlic
15-20 cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
Salt and Pepper to taste
Italian Seasoning


Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook as the label directs.
Meanwhile, heat 1/4 the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic and cook until just golden, about 30 seconds. Add all the remaining vegetables, 1 tablespoon of Italian seasoning and salt and pepper to taste. Cook until the carrots soften, about 2 minutes.
Drain the pasta and pour the vegetable mixture over the pasta. Add parmesan cheese and more olive oil if desired.

Published by The Author Belinda N. Mays

Belinda Mays is the author of "7 Days With Daddy" which introduces early readers, ages 3-8, to time concepts and is a tribute to Super Dads everywhere. A charming tribute to fathers is not a new theme for Mays. After her father's passing in 2013, she delivered a speech about her Dad, Berkins Booker, Jr., and his career as an Air Force mechanic. This display of respect and adoration won Mays a Toastmasters Tall Tales contest and resulted in her first book, "My Amazing Dad". It has been a source of inspiration ever since.