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Pasta Primavera Easy Recipe
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Pasta Primavera Easy Recipe

Pasta Primavera Easy Recipe is an American Pasta dish which is easy, comfortable and great for dinners plus lunch boxes.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main / Dinner
Cuisine: American / Italian
Servings: 4 -6
Author: Sonal Gupta @ simplyvegetarian777

Ingredients

  • Pasta penne - 4 cups, cooked al dante as per packet instructions (al dante = cooked till done and not very soft)
  • Garlic - 2 cloves chopped fine
  • Red Onions - 1/2 medium thinly sliced
  • Zucchini - 1 cup sliced
  • Bell Peppers / Capsicums colored or green - 1 cup, sliced
  • Broccoli - small florets from 1 small head
  • Celery stalks - 2 sliced
  • Green Peas - 1/4 cup
  • Vegetable Broth or plain water - 1/2 cup. You may use boiled pasta water also.
  • Milk 2% or Heavy cream - 1/2 cup
  • Parmesan Cheese shredded - 1/2 cup plus more for garnish

Oil, Herbs & Spices

  • Olive oil - 1 tbsp
  • Butter - 2 tbsp
  • Salt and Black pepper to taste
  • Basil leaves - 8 to 10

Instructions

  • Heat 1 tbsp Olive oil + 2 tbsp Butter in a deep saute pan Add garlic and onions to it and cook on medium heat till slightly pink. Don't turn them golden.
  • Add celery stalks, zucchini, broccoli, peas, bell peppers to the pan. Cook on medium heat for about 2 minutes till slightly tender.
  • Add 1/2 cup of vegetable broth or water + 1/2 cup of milk or cream to the pan. Add salt + black pepper to taste. Add Basil leaves. Cook on high heat for about 5 minutes.
  • Add boiled pasta. Toss well and cook till the liquid is reduced.
  • Add parmesan cheese to the pan. Mix well gently with a spoon.
  • The cheese will melt in the heat. Switch off the flame.
  • Serve it hot with extra cheese sprinkled on the top.
  • For Lunch Box - Cool it down slightly and then pack in the boxes.

Notes

You may use any kind of pasta available. You may use any vegetables that are available. You may spice it up more with Italian herb seasoning. You may make it diet friendly by using whole grain pasta and reducing the amount of oil and butter.