Pasta Primavera Recipe

Pasta Primavera is a great for Meatless Monday, or any night of the week. Also great with chicken or shrimp, when you're not going meatless.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 1 pound dry spaghetti
  • 1 onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 2 carrots, cut julienne style
  • 1 zucchini squash, cut julienne style
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme, dried
  • 4 ounces dry white wine
  • 5 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup parmigiano reggiano, grated
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced and zested
  • 1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • salt, to taste
  • black pepper, freshly ground and to taste

Directions

  1. In a skillet, heat the olive oil and butter over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds followed by the spaghetti (break the spaghetti so it will fit in the skillet). Toast the spaghetti for 2 minutes until starting to brown, feel free to turn so that the spaghetti does not burn.
  2. Add the onion, carrots, zucchini and dried thyme to the skillet. Cook for 5 minutes or until vegetables begin to soften. Add the wine to the pan and reduce until its completely absorbed. Add 2 cups of vegetable broth, and stir the pasta. Let the pasta cook, add more broth once the pasta has absorbed the broth. Continue this process until all of the broth is used and the spaghetti is al dente (about 15 minutes).
  3. Stir in the heavy cream, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, lemon juice and zest. Lastly, mix in the chopped parsley and salt and pepper to taste. Plate the pasta and enjoy! 
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adapted from Rachael Ray April 2007
Cooking Method:
Boiled
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Vegetables
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Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 244
Calories 796

% Daily Value*
47%
Total Fat 31g
55%
  Saturated Fat 11g
2%
Sodium 52mg
32%
Total Carbohydrate 97g
7%
  Dietary Fiber 5g
  Sugars 7g
44%
Protein 22g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.

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