Monday, January 26, 2015

One-Pot Pasta Primavera...with Chicken

Isn't it nice when you can get dinner on the table in under 20 minutes? It's basically unheard of, unless you count hitting the drive through on your way home. But not in this household. I'm all about the homemade meals. Doesn't mean everything has to be healthy. No no no. We eat plenty of pasta, pizza, and burgers in this house. But don't you feel better about indulging when you make it yourself and know exactly what it is that is on your plate? I know I do! I am currently juggling working full time, obtaining my Human Resources certificate, running this here blog, and planning a wedding, so any spare time that I can have with my handsome fiance is precious time to me. That's why I love this recipe. I honestly threw every vegetable in my fridge into the pot, so feel free to go rogue on this one. It's completely hassle free, so there's no excuses for running through the drive through this time!

One-Pot Pasta Primavera...with Chicken

  • 4 cups homemade vegetable broth
  • 8 oz. linguine, uncooked
  • 1/2 onion, halved then thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups broccoli florts, chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 large carrot, halved lengthwise, then chopped
  • 2/3 cup brussels sprouts, stems removed and quartered
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 tsp. lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp. freshly grated parmesan cheese

Put the broth, pasta, onion, broccoli, bell pepper, carrot, brussels, garlic, red pepper, salt, black pepper, and olive oil in a large soup pot.

Bring the mixture to a boil. Once the broth comes to a boil, reduce heat to a medium boil, and toss continuously for 7 minutes. 

The liquid will slightly absorb into the pasta and veggies, but not completely. Add in the cream, parsley, lemon zest, and parmesan. Continue to simmer, tossing frequently for another 2 minutes. 

Remove from the heat and allow to sit for a minute or two, allowing the pasta to cool and the liquid to absorb a bit more. 

Serve hot. Top with more parmesan or parsley if you desire.


  1. You had me at "one pot." Cause seriously, cleaning up is the worst part of cooking!

  2. One pot recipes are THE best! This looks fantastic!




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