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A large round white platter trimmed with green filled with easy creamy pasta primavera that is garnished with fresh herbs and grated Parmesan cheese. There is a fork twirled with pasta sitting in the middle of the platter.

Easy Creamy Pasta Primavera


Description

Perfect for utilizing surplus veggies or exploring the bounty of your local farmers market, this Easy Creamy Pasta Primavera offers a deliciously simple way to enjoy a variety of produce in one satisfying meal.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 12-ounces linguine
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 small broccoli crown, cut into tiny pieces
  • 1 bunch asparagus, cut into 1” pieces
  • 1 orange pepper, sliced thin
  • 1 small zucchini, sliced into thin rounds
  • 1 yellow squash, sliced into thin rounds
  • 8-ounces cremini or baby bella mushrooms, sliced
  • 3/4 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 cup chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup fresh torn basil, plus more for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, plus more for garnish
  • Zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • Cracked black pepper, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Heat two tablespoons of olive oil in a deep pan over medium heat. Add zucchini, squash and orange pepper. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Sauté until just tender and slightly browned. Remove from pan and set aside.
  3. Add another tablespoon of oil to the pan. Add broccoli and asparagus. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Sauté for a few minutes. Transfer to the same bowl as the other vegetables.
  5. Start boiling the pasta. Be sure to salt the water. 
  6. In the same pan used for vegetables (pan should be dry), add mushrooms and sauté for a few minutes.
  7. Add remaining olive oil and butter. Add tomatoes and garlic. Sauté for another few minutes.
  8. Pour in the stock, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan.
  9. Pour in the heavy cream. Allow to heat through before incorporating Parmesan cheese.
  10. Cook for a few minutes to slightly thicken.
  11. Add back the reserved vegetables.
  12. Add the al dente pasta directly from the pot into the sauce, along with a ladle of starchy pasta water, basil, parsley, lemon zest and crushed red pepper. Toss to coat the pasta evenly.
  13. Plate the pasta and garnish with additional fresh herbs, Parmesan cheese and cracked black pepper.
  14. ENJOY!
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Notes

  • Use your favorite pasta shape. Penne, fettuccine, rigatoni or spaghetti are great options.
  • Easily substitute with your favorite vegetables.
  • Prep all ingredients first. 
  • Time the cooking of the pasta so that you can transfer to the sauce slightly undercooked, or al dente. The pasta will finish cooking in the sauce.
  • Sautéing the vegetables in stages, according to how quickly the vegetables sauté, will ensure the vegetables remain slightly crisp, yet tender and do not overcook. 
  • Easily replace the chicken stock with vegetable stock for a vegetarian pasta primavera.
  • If the sauce seems to dry after incorporating the pasta, add in a touch more cream or pasta water. 
  • If the sauce is too thin, incorporate a touch more Parmesan cheese. 
  • Pan-seared shrimp or chicken would make a great addition to this creamy pasta.
  • Adjust the amount of crushed red pepper to your liking, or leave out.
  • Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat gently on the stovetop with a touch more cream or stock.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Dinner, Pasta
  • Method: Easy
  • Cuisine: Italian American

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