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The BEST Pasta Primavera

Pasta primavera is delicious and flexible. Perfect for when you have a variety of vegetables on hand. The versatile sauce tastes great with every vegetable. 

Pasta Primavera

My favorite part of gardening is that I have tons of fresh produce ready to eat, and I grew it myself. Which will always be so cool to me. My least favorite part about gardening is that so many of my vegetables ripen at the same time and I have to figure out how to eat them before they go bad. 

A somewhat similar but less cool conundrum is when I buy a ton of produce with big plans for cooking, but then I’m feeling like it’s more of a frozen pizza night than a cooking night. As a result, I’m left with tomatoes, zucchini, broccoli, bell peppers, and squash that all look like they’re about to take a turn for the worse. 

The solution is a delicious pasta that is so incredibly easy I look forward to cooking it no matter how tired I am. Just saute up whatever vegetables you have on hand and serve them with this amazingly simple sauce. 

Techniques for perfect Pasta Primavera

  • Try new things! This lemon balsamic sauce tastes amazing with almost every vegetable, so mix it up. Let me know what you did in the comments. 
  • Sauce the pasta off the heat. The sauce is thin and would be quickly absorbed by the pasta if you sauce it in the pan. After straining the pasta, use a separate bowl to mix the pasta and sauce.

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Yield: 2 Servings

Pasta Primavera

Pasta Primavera

This incredibly easy pasta comes together in about 15 minutes and is a great way to get your veggies.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 recipe Balsamic Pasta Sauce
  • 1 cup asparagus
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 yellow squash
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 1 handful fresh basil leaves
  • 8 ounces thin spaghetti
  • 1 recipe Lemon Balsamic Pasta Sauce
  • Edible flowers, optional
  • Salt & Pepper

Instructions

      1. Prep the sauce: In a large bowl, prepare the Lemon Balsamic Pasta Sauce per recipe instructions.
      2. Boil water for pasta: Bring a pot of water to boil over high heat. 
      3. Cut tomatoes: Slices tomatoes in half and place in the bowl with the Lemon Balsamic Pasta Sauce.
      4. Cut vegetables: Cut all vegetables except tomatoes into bite size pieces. 
      5. Saute vegetables: Heat a large pan over medium heat. Add vegetables (except tomatoes) and saute until softened, about 5 to 7 minutes. Remove vegetables from heat. 
      6. Boil pasta: Cook pasta according to package instructions. 
      7. Sauce the pasta: Strain the pasta and stir together in the large bowl with the tomatoes and pasta sauce. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
      8. To serve: Twist the pasta onto your plate and top with basil and flowers. 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 842Total Fat: 43gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 81mgSodium: 1536mgCarbohydrates: 83gFiber: 7gSugar: 21gProtein: 35g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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