15 Minute Creamy Pasta Primavera

by Becca
2 people
15 min

This creamy pasta primavera is a quick and easy 15 minute dinner that’s packed with fresh veggies, with a creamy, cheesy sauce.

By the time it gets to dinner time, and the whole household is tired and hungry, I need something easy that can be cooked quickly. This 15 minute creamy pasta primavera is one of my favourite quick dinners. It’s packed with veg, full of different flavours and textures, and I can adapt the recipe to use up whatever’s in the fridge!

I love super quick dinners, and it looks like you guys do too – my 15 minute mushroom stroganoff is still one of my most-viewed recipes ever. You are my people.

This pasta primavera ticks all the boxes:

  • it’s quick
  • it’s easy
  • it’s delicious
  • it uses whatever veg you have on hand
  • it can be adapted to your family’s tastes

Isn’t that just perfect? Pasta, veggies, and a cheesy sauce, in just 15 minutes. Bingo.

15 Minute Creamy Pasta Primavera
Recipe details
  • 2  people
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 10 Minutes Total time: 15 min
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  • 185 g (~ 6 1/2 oz) pasta
  • 75 g (~ 1/2 cup) frozen sweetcorn
  • 3 cubes frozen spinach
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • ~ 15 spears asparagus (~ 150g / ~ 5 oz), sliced
  • 1/2 onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced (or 1 tsp garlic paste)
  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 2 tbsp garlic and herb cream cheese
  • 50 g cheddar cheese, grated (~ 1/2 cup when grated)
  • 2 tbsp water (you can use the pasta cooking water)
  • Salt
  • Black pepper

Add the pasta, frozen sweetcorn, and frozen spinach to a pan with plenty of water, and boil until cooked al dente – around 12-14 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat the oil in a frying pan over a medium heat, and add the chopped asparagus, onion, and garlic. Cook for 5 minutes, until the vegetables are beginning to soften, then add the diced tomatoes.
After another 2 minutes, add the cream cheese, grated cheddar, and a splash of water. Cook for a couple of minutes until the cheese has melted and combined to produce a silky sauce.
Drain the cooked pasta, add it to the pan with the vegetables and sauce, and mix well to combine. Season to taste, and serve.
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  • Amanda Connelly Amanda Connelly on Aug 31, 2021

    This looks so good! Thanks for posting!

  • Tisa Tisa on Sep 09, 2021

    What are cubes of spinach?

    Can’t wait to make this. Sounds really good 😊

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    • Deb Deb on Sep 29, 2021

      Sandra Ann Garcia, I want to try this recipe so I looked it up; what I found it that a cube of spinach is a 10 oz. box of frozen spinach, which is equal to 1 lb. of fresh spinach, so I'm assuming, from that, that 3 cubes would be three 10 oz. boxes of frozen spinach.