Buttery Pasta Primavera
I’ll admit it, I have a hard time getting enough vegetables into my diet! It really can be a challenge. Recently I came across a recipe for Buttery Pasta Primavera on the I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter website and thought it would be worth a try. It’s full of vegetables and flavor but light on fat and calories.

The new I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!® is made from real, simple ingredients – 100% taste, 0% artificial preservatives – and is still delicious! This new recipe is offered in the Original, Light, and Olive Oil varieties.
I really like I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!® on soft breads and baked goods because it spreads so nicely and tastes great, but I had never tried cooking or baking with it before. I’m definitely glad I tried this recipe! It’s a keeper!

Buttery Pasta Primavera
Buttery Pasta Primavera

Buttery Pasta Primavera made with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! is a quick dinner to make on a busy weeknight. It’s satisfying and filled with veggies!

Buttery Pasta Primavera
First, I sauté a variety of colorful fresh vegetables in I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter
Buttery Pasta Primavera
Then I add broth or wine plus seasonings and sauté a little longer.
Buttery Pasta Primavera
As the vegetables cook, I boiled penne pasta until al dente then drained it and added the pasta to the vegetables along with parmesan cheese.
Buttery Pasta Primavera
That’s it! A super easy and delicious dinner is just minutes away. Since my daughter will not eat any sort of sauce on her pasta, a simple buttery sauce is the way to go. The whole family loves this healthy meal!
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Buttery Pasta Primavera

  • 8 ounces penne pasta
  • 1/4 cup I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!® Spread
  • 4 cups assorted vegetables,  (I used cut asparagus, broccoli florets, chopped red and yellow bell pepper, and sliced yellow squash)
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped (I used a white onion)
  • 2 large cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/4 cup white wine (or chicken broth)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

  1. Cook penne in lightly salted water according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, melt I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!® Spread over medium-high heat in large nonstick skillet and cook vegetables, onion and garlic, covered, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 10 minutes.
  3. Add wine; cook uncovered 1 minute. Add penne and toss to coat. Just before serving stir in basil and sprinkle with cheese.

TIP: For an extra kick sprinkle with crushed red pepper flakes!

*This recipe comes from the I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! website. Visit their site for nutritional information.

Buttery Pasta Primavera

Buttery Pasta Primavera

Buttery Pasta Primavera


Did you know?
    • The new I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!® spread has 40% fewer calories and 70% less saturated fat than butter.
    • As with all of our spreads, sticks and sprays, the new I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!® contains 0g trans fat per serving, no cholesterol and no partially hydrogenated vegetable oil.
    • The new I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!® offers a fresh butter taste to add flavor to any meal, and can be used for spreading, topping, sautéing, cooking or baking
    • The new I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!® can be used for spreading on multigrain toast, topping corn on the cob, sautéing vegetables or baking lemon pound cake. For more great-tasting recipes, visit http://www.icantbelieveitsnotbutter.com/recipes.
    • The new I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!® is the simple way to fluffier eggs.
    • As always, the new I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!® is deliciously spreadable straight out of the refrigerator, so there’s no need to wait for it to soften!

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9 Comments on Buttery Pasta Primavera

  1. Suzanne
    November 19, 2014 at 1:54 pm (3 years ago)

    Thanks for the yummy recipe, can't wait to try it. I generally only use I Can't Believe it's Not Butter.

  2. Aimee Fauci
    November 20, 2014 at 2:38 am (3 years ago)

    I am a pasta addict. I could gobble that up and I love the incorporation of vegetables.

  3. sarahsofiaproductions
    November 20, 2014 at 3:18 am (3 years ago)

    This looks absolutely delicious! I love to sauté veggies and add brown rice pasta! Can't wait to try this recipes!

  4. becca
    November 20, 2014 at 12:20 pm (3 years ago)

    Ok i am in love with this. I am all about the pasta for sure pinning for later.

  5. wow101
    November 20, 2014 at 4:01 pm (3 years ago)

    WOW! This looks amazing!! Thanks for sharing. I know what I'll be cooking up over the weekend! This is also healthy. YUM!

  6. Cesar Diaz
    November 21, 2014 at 12:38 am (3 years ago)

    Looks amazing! can't wait to try this recipe. Thank you for sharing.


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