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Pasta Primavera

Pasta Primavera

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Difficulty Level: Intermediate
  • Prep Time:
    15 Minutes
  • Cook Time:
    PT30M
    15 Minutes
  • Yield:
    6 servings
Show off a little with this savory spring recipe. Paired with asparagus, earthy mushrooms and tender sliced leeks, it's a veggie lover's paradise.
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 small leek, halved lengthwise, washed well, thinly sliced
  • ½ pound cremini or button mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 2 medium cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1 red bell pepper, seeded, thinly sliced
  • 14 (1 fluid ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained
  • ¼ cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup fresh basil, thinly sliced
  • ½ large lemon
  • 1 pound fettuccine
  • ½ pound asparagus spears, trimmed, sliced on diagonal into 1/2-inch pieces
  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 25.56g unsalted butter
  • 1 small leek, halved lengthwise, washed well, thinly sliced
  • 226.8g cremini or button mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 2 medium cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1 red bell pepper, seeded, thinly sliced
  • 14 (28.41ml) can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 59.15ml low-sodium chicken broth
  • 59.15ml heavy cream
  • 59.15ml fresh basil, thinly sliced
  • 0.5 large lemon
  • 453.59g fettuccine
  • 226.8g asparagus spears, trimmed, sliced on diagonal into 1/2-inch pieces
  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Show off a little with this savory spring recipe. Paired with asparagus, earthy mushrooms and tender sliced leeks, it's a veggie lover's paradise.

Preparation
STEP 1

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.

STEP 2

Heat a large sauté pan over medium-high heat and melt butter. Add leek and stir for 1-2 minutes or until just tender.

STEP 3

Add mushrooms and season with salt and pepper. Stir frequently until liquid evaporates and mushrooms just start to brown.

STEP 4

Add red pepper and garlic and stir for 1 minute.

STEP 5

Add tomatoes, chicken broth and cream. Simmer for 2-3 minutes or until sauce thickens slightly, then stir in lemon juice and basil.

STEP 6

Meanwhile, add pasta to boiling water and cook according to package instructions. Add asparagus 2-3 minutes before pasta is cooked.

STEP 7

Drain and toss with sauce and vegetables. Serve hot, topped with grated cheese.

Options

Additional ingredients such as diced ham, shrimp, broccoli, zucchini, yellow squash, and sweet peas are also delicious!

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