One-Pot Spring Green Pasta


This one-pot spring green pasta is the perfect dish to use your fresh spring green produce for! #sponsored

I’m so stinkin’ excited for Spring. The weather has finally warmed up enough to stay above 60 and sometimes reaching beyond 70 degrees. I love the abundant sunshine and LIFE springing up all over the place. The cherry blossoms have been out for a bit but probably won’t be around much longer. I was happy that I could catch them again this year with friends visiting. All the plants around our house are budding and I can’t wait to get to the grocery store to take stock of all the fresh produce that’s in season now.

Anyway, so I seriously loathe boiling water. I love pasta but boiling water always seems to take foreverrrrr. I can never time it correctly either. I’m always done with everything but the pasta way before the water is even boiled. With the pronto pasta, you don’t have to boil water so one-pot meals are golden! Just throw everything in the pot and the pasta is done in like 13 minutes or so. Love!

This one-pot spring green pasta is the perfect dish to use your fresh spring green produce for! #sponsored


This one-pot spring green pasta is the perfect dish to use your fresh spring green produce for! #sponsored


This one-pot spring green pasta is the perfect dish to use your fresh spring green produce for! #sponsored


One-Pot Spring Green Pasta
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins

This one-pot spring green pasta is the perfect dish to use your fresh spring green produce for! 

Servings: 4 -6
  • 1 large leek, rinsed and sliced (see note below)
  • 1 pound asparagus, cut into short 1-inch segments
  • 1 box of Barilla® Pronto™ Pasta, I used the penne
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup of frozen peas, thawed
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped sundried tomatoes
  1. In a large pot or heavy-bottom pot (like a dutch oven), sauté leeks and asparagus until leeks are softened.
  2. Add pasta to the pot, stir around then add vegetable broth.
  3. Bring liquid to a boil, cover, and cook for 13-15 minutes, or until pasta is cooked through.
  4. Add the peas then stir in the sundried tomatoes.
  5. Let pasta sit for 10 minutes to let the remaining liquid, if any, absorb.
  6. Serve warm.
Recipe Notes

To clean leeks, slice the leeks then add them to a large bowl of water and let soak for 5 minutes, agitating them around in the water every now and then. Any dirt will sink to the bottom of the bowl.

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Posted on April 15, 2015

dinner for two by julie wampler



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  1. 04/15/2015 at 6:52 am

    I’m with you, I hate boiling water! It always seems to take forever. One pot meals are a wonder for good reason – throw it all together and a few minutes later it’s all done. Yay! Naturally I love this one pt wonder

  2. 04/15/2015 at 7:30 am

    What is this Pronot Pasta?! It sounds like such a life changer because I have the same boiling-water-always-done-everything-else issues as you! Totally checking it out and drooling over this Spring goodness! Pinned!

  3. 04/15/2015 at 8:37 am

    What a nice spring pasta!

  4. 04/15/2015 at 8:52 am

    Love one pot quick meals! Looks great Julie!

  5. 04/15/2015 at 9:13 am

    Fabulous spring pasta dish made with Pronto Pasta (love the name) and perfect for a quick weeknight or anytime meal! One-pot dishes are such lifesavers in the kitchen. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your early spring days, Julie!

  6. 04/15/2015 at 10:06 am

    Julie this pasta is speaking my language. Looks delicious and so springy!

  7. 04/15/2015 at 11:01 am

    Hooray for spring temps & this gorg pasta recipe!

  8. 04/15/2015 at 11:02 am

    Omg never heard of that pasta. So cool. And this is such a great spring recipe!

  9. 04/15/2015 at 11:35 am

    this looks awesome! Maybe if I make a batch, the rain will back off around here??

  10. 04/15/2015 at 2:26 pm

    Oh yum! I love this recipe :)

  11. 04/16/2015 at 8:53 pm

    This pasta is calling my name! I love one pot meals!

  12. 04/17/2015 at 4:01 pm

    One pot meals are my favorite! Love all the spring veggies in here, it looks amazing!

  13. 04/24/2015 at 6:20 am

    I love this kind of pasta with seasonal vegetables, it’s my favourite part of the summer.

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