Cooking Time:6-8 hours
Ingredients3 c. White Pasta Sauce
10 oz. chicken breasts, skinless, boneless
10 oz. spinach, frozen
10 oz. broccoli, frozen
1 c. onions, frozen, chopped
1/2 to 1 whole red pepper, sliced thin
1 c. squash, summer, sliced, frozen
1 c. zucchini, sliced frozen
4 oz. penne pasta, uncooked or pasta of your choice
Parmesan Cheese, Shredded for top
Slow Cooker Pasta Primavera is a favorite of mine, so very excited to share with all of you! Yummy!
- Combine all the ingredients in the slow cooker.
- Cover. Cook on Low for 6-8 hours.
Optional: If you want to spice it up, add 1/8 to 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes! Also another option would be Alfredo Sauce!
Note: Freezes well!
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This looks so yummy and easy! You said grilled chicken so the chicken should be cooked before going in the crock pot? It won’t get overcooked being in the crock pot for that long? Can you do it with uncooked chicken?
Hi Lauren, thanks for your message! Great catch – I meant to type skinless, boneless chicken breasts. You are correct, you will want to put them in the crock raw or they will dry out. Thanks again and Happy Crocking!
Hi, do you have any recommendations for using squash, zucchini, etc that hasn’t been frozen? Would I be able to add them later in the cooking proccess?
Hi Megan… Several of my recipes on the website that have squash and zucchini add them at the beginning of the recipe. But you may like your veggies a little more crisp, and if you do, then you should add them toward the end of the crocking time. Let us know how it turns out! Happy Crocking! Example: http://www.getcrocked.com/2013/01/24/crock-pot-ratatouille/
Your recipe calls for the Healthy Choice Garlic and Herb Sauce – but when I look that up it is a red sauce and the picture doesn’t look like it has a red sauce. I always thought primavera was with a white or light sauce.
You are correct Laura! Maybe I typed the wrong sauce, let me look into it?? Thanks for letting me know!
Did you figure out what kind of sauce this dish uses?
Ashley and Laura, sorry for the delay in getting back to you, but had some technical issues! I modified the recipe as I believe when I updated it, I updated the wrong recipe. My BAD! I would just use any white pasta sauce. Happy Crocking!
My family liked it but said the chicken was a little dry, so having small chunks of chicken would probably be better than whole breasts.
I stumbled upon this when searching for a recipe. I wanted to try a crock pot version of chicken primavera. This recipe is so versatile. I was following the can of mushroom soup recipe, but decided I wonder if you can do this in a crock pot? I used yours as a guide and just made my sauce equal to your measurements here. I used the frozen vegetables I had on hand-carrots and broccoli florets. I had chicken thighs and cut them into 1 inch cubes. I only had larger sized rigatoni pasta so threw that in. And oh it… Read more »
How many servings does this make?
Candy you will find the serving size on the upper right hand side of each page of the recipes. But happy to share that it serves 4! 🙂
Can you use fresh veggies instead of frozen? When you say white sauce do you mean something like alfredo sauce?
Maggie if you are asking about this recipe for white sauce, it actually calls for pasta sauce, but it would probably be good with alfredo sauce too. You can always use fresh veggies to replace frozen. You just need to know your slow cooker and how it crocks as you know some veggies cook faster than others. Hope this helps, and Happy Crocking!
Tried this out for dinner last night. Was pretty tasty and very easy, but I would definitely add the pasta and veggies in partway through next time, because everything turned to a big pile of mush. Tasty mush, but mush – my sweetie said, “so…uh…what IS this that we’re eating?” 🙂
Thanks for the feedback chelsea! Glad it was tasty though!
I am going to try this, however, I am picky about my pasta having spent three years in Sicily (my husband was military), so I will cook my pasta on the stove so that I may have my pasta al dente. I love pasta primavera! Can’t wait to try this!
Great Donna, Please give us feedback on your results! Happy Crocking!