1 head - Broccoli
2 each - Yellow Squash
2 each - Carrot
2 cup - Fresh Spinach (rinsed)
4 each - White Mushrooms
1/4 cup - Roasted Red Pepper
2 cloves - Garlic
1/2 cup - Yellow Onion
4 servings - Bowtie Pasta
2 tbsp - White Wine
1 cup - Chicken Bouillon/Broth/Base
2 tbsp - Balsamic Vinegar
3 tbsp - Grated Parmesan Cheese
1 tbsp - Vegetable Oil

1/2 tsp - Oregano
1/2 tsp - Basil
1/4 tsp - Salt
1/4 tsp - Black Pepper
1/4 tsp - Crushed Red Pepper


Replace any of the vegetables with whatever you have or whatever is in season.

Replace the chicken broth with vegetable broth.

Replace bowtie pasta with pasta of your choice.

Leave out the white wine if you do not want alcohol, you can use more balsamic vinegar in place of it.

Bowtie Pasta Primavera - Mostly Meatless Almost Vegetarian Recipes
Pasta dishes lend themselves very well to being meatless. The pasta is usually substantial enough to satisfy most people and you can get away with using a large variety of vegetables, so it’s a great way to clean out your veggie drawer. I do use chicken broth and dairy so this isn’t a true vegetarian dish (hence the name Mostly Meatless) so feel free to substitute for those if they offend.


    Bowtie Pasta Primavera Step 1 - Mostly Meatless Almost Vegetarian Recipe

  1. Clean and slice/cut the vegetables to your liking. Try to make the sizes uniform for more consistent cooking.

  2. Put quicker cooking vegetables (spinach, mushrooms, roasted red peppers, etc) in one medium bowl and the slower cooking (broccoli, squash, carrot, etc) in another medium bowl.

  3. Bowtie Pasta Primavera Step 3 - Mostly Meatless Almost Vegetarian Recipe

  4. Chop garlic and onions, put in a small bowl.

  5. In another small bowl, mix the spices together.

  6. Bowtie Pasta Primavera Step 5 - Mostly Meatless Almost Vegetarian Recipe

  7. Cook the pasta to whatever doneness you prefer in lightly salted boiling water. Drain in a colander when done.

  8. Bowtie Pasta Primavera Step 6 - Mostly Meatless Almost Vegetarian Recipe

  9. Put the prepped items next to the stove in order of use: garlic and onion bowl, slower cooking veggie bowl, quicker cooking veggie bowl, spice mix, chicken broth, white wine, balsamic and parmesan cheese.

  10. Heat oil in wok or large skillet over med/hi heat. Add garlic and onion and saute for 2 minutes.

  11. Bowtie Pasta Primavera Step 8 - Mostly Meatless Almost Vegetarian Recipe

  12. Add contents of the slower cooking veggie bowl and saute for 2 more minutes. Add in splash of water to help steam the veggies.

  13. Bowtie Pasta Primavera Step 9 - Mostly Meatless Almost Vegetarian Recipe

  14. Once the water evaporates add in the contents of the quicker cooking veggie bowl and saute for 2-3 minutes.

  15. Add in the spices and mix well.

  16. Add in the white wine and reduce by half.

  17. Add in chicken broth and balsamic vinegar.

  18. Bowtie Pasta Primavera Step 13 - Mostly Meatless Almost Vegetarian Recipe

  19. After it comes to a boil, stir in drained pasta. Incorporate pasta with the veggies.

  20. Stir in 2 tbsp parmesan cheese to thicken the sauce.

  21. Bowtie Pasta Primavera Step 15 - Mostly Meatless Almost Vegetarian Recipe

  22. Serve with additional parmesan on top.

Nutritional Analysis

  • Nutritional Grade: B-
  • Very low in cholesterol
  • High in thiamin
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C

Nutritional information is from and is shown only as a guide. While accuracy was attempted, it is not guaranteed.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1/4 of batch (336g)
Servings Per Batch 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 314 Calories from Fat 57
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.3g 10%
Saturated Fat 1.5g 8%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 471mg 20%
Total Carbs 53.3g 18%
Dietary Fiber 5.2g 21%
Sugars 6.1g
Protein 12.7g
Vitamin A 143% Vitamin C 86%
Calcium 10% Iron 18%
*Based on a 2,000 calorie diet