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Pasta Primavera Recipe

Looking for an easy Pasta Primavera recipe? Learn how to make Pasta Primavera using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by estates

Makes 6 servings



Adapted from Le Cirque http://www.delish.com/cooking-shows/food-tv/famous-restaurants-signature-recipes

Recipe Ingredients for Pasta Primavera

4 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 cups plum tomatoes
2 cloves garlic
1 cup asparagus
1 cup broccoli florets
1 medium zucchini
1/2 cup frozen peas
1 cup half and half
1/2 cup Parmesan
1 tablespoon butter
1 pound spaghetti
1/4 cup pine nuts
2 tablespoons basil

Recipe Directions for Pasta Primavera

  1. Heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a medium sauté pan over high heat. Add tomatoes, half of the garlic, and a pinch of salt and cook until tomatoes have rendered their juice and begun to color, stirring or tossing occasionally, about 4 to 8 minutes. Set aside and keep warm.

  2. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a medium sauté pan over high heat and sauté the mushrooms with half of the remaining garlic and a pinch of salt until they've given off most of their water and are browned, about 8 to 10 minutes. Set aside, season to taste, and keep warm.

  3. Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium high heat in a large sauté pan, add remaining garlic, and cook the blanched vegetables until they've taken on a little color but are still firm, about 5 minutes. Set aside, season to taste, and keep warm.

  4. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Meanwhile, reduce the cream by half in a pan large enough to hold the cooked spaghetti, stir in the Parmesan and butter and turn the heat to low. Cook the spaghetti. When the spaghetti is 1 or 2 minutes shy of al dente, drain and transfer it to the pan with the reduced cream to finish cooking.

  5. To serve: Transfer the spaghetti and cream to a warmed bowl large enough to hold all the ingredients and bring it to the table, with the reserved tomato sauce, mushrooms, sautéed vegetables, and the pine nuts each in separate bowls. Toss the spaghetti first with the mushrooms, then the vegetables, then portion it into warmed pasta plates. Garnish each plate with toasted pine nuts, 2 spoonfuls of tomato sauce, a pinch of basil, and freshly grated Parmesan, with salt and pepper to taste.

Categories

Pasta, Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 271.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
478
Calories from Fat
214
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
23.8g
37%
Saturated Fat
7.4g
37%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
82mg
27%
Sodium
202mg
8%
Potassium
523mg
15%
Total Carbohydrates
51.7g
17%
Dietary Fiber
2.7g
11%
Sugars
4.0g
Protein
16.4g
Vitamin A 24% Vitamin C 54%
Calcium 18% Iron 23%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • Low in sodium
  • Low in sugar
  • High in vitamin C
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