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This recipe is classed as easy

Rating 3.50 / 5 (38 votes)

Prep time:
5 min
Cook time:
10 min

A light and tasty pasta dish that makes the most of spring - primavera - vegetables.


1. Cook the spaghetti according to packet instructions.

2. Blanch the broccoli and courgette in lightly salted boiling water for 4 minutes.

3. Melt the butter in a saucepan and gently fry the spring onions for 2 minutes. Stir in the peas and cook for 1 minute. Stir in the chopped tomato and the blanched broccoli and courgette and cook for 1 minute more.

4. Stir in the creme fraiche, vegetable stock, a squeeze of lemon juice and parmesan cheese. Cook over a gentle heat for 2-3 minutes. Season to taste then toss the spaghetti with the sauce.


  • 150 g spaghetti
  • 100 g broccoli, cut into small florets
  • 75 g courgettes, cut into strips
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 4 spring onions, finely sliced
  • 100 g frozen peas
  • 1 tomato, skinned, deseeded and chopped
  • 150 ml creme fraiche
  • 75 ml vegetable stock
  • squeeze of lemon juice
  • 4 tbsp freshly grated parmesan

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Latest Comment


how is this healthy? butter cream and cheese

cliveC57210 cliveC57210  Posted 15 Aug 2012 10:57 AM

Mmmm, yummy! Was a bit wet and I had to drain it off, but did not detract from the flavour. Very tasty.

Also, I added a touch of cream cheese to mine to try and thicken up the wet sauce. It was a nice little addition.

oodabooboo oodabooboo  Posted 06 Oct 2011 6:42 PM

Very tasty but a LOT of cheese in the recipe. I used a little less and next time will use even less than that. It did taste good though! 4 stars.

The Cherub The Cherub  Posted 20 Jun 2011 10:54 AM

this is yummy, the sauce is delicious

PrincessJo PrincessJo Posted 10 Jun 2011 6:26 PM

yall sure this spaghetti primavera aint alfredo or pasta with vegges.

bobbyH33318 bobbyH33318 Posted 21 Mar 2011 9:07 PM

tried this,. fantabidosi. quick and easy and yum yum

davidT67503 davidT67503 Posted 21 Jan 2011 10:06 PM