Saturday, March 12, 2011

Simple Pasta Primavera

This week, I made a simple pasta primavera for dinner.  This recipe comes from a cookbook I've had for years.  Its one of those well-loved ones I have in my cabinet.  I thought I'd share a yummy, easy recipe from it.

Pasta Primavera

1 lb fettuccine or linguine
3 medium carrots cut into 1/4 rounds
1 bunch asparagus, bottoms snapped off and cut into 1 inch slices
1 cup snap peas, stems and strings removed, if necessary

2 tbsp butter
2 tomatoes, medium dice
1 onion, sliced thin

grated parmesan

Start water to a boil, add a tbsp of salt to water.  While water is coming to a boil, prepare vegetables.

According to package directions, cook pasta.  When there are 5 minutes left in cooking time, add asparagus, carrots, and snap peas to pasta and water.  While pasta is boiling, melt butter in large skillet.  Add tomatoes and onions, saute until onions are soft.   Reserve 3/4 cup of boiling water from pasta, then drain pasta.

Return the pasta and vegetables to the cooking pot and add reserved water, pepper, and 1/4 cup parmesan.  Toss.  Serve with extra parmesan and pepper, if desired.


This Week's Menu:
homemade baked donuts
French Toast Waffles

caesar chicken wraps
ham and cheese pockets

homemade cheese crackers
celery and bell pepper sticks

Sunday:Won Ton Soup and Crab Rangoon
Monday: Baked Sausages with Herbed Beans from One Dish Cookbook
Tuesday: Corned Beef in the Crockpot ( I know St. Pat's Day in Thursday, but I wanted to make this for the family and my little guy is at dad's house Thursday)
Wednesday: Chicken Alfredo with broccoli
Thursday: Corned Beef Sandwiches with leftover corned beef and baked yukon gold fries
Friday: leftovers
Saturday: Beer Battered Pizza

I'm linking up with Menu Plan Monday, Mouthwathering MondayTempt My Tummy Tuesday,  What's on the Menu WednesdayFull Plate Thursday, and This Week's Cooking.


  1. This looks really tasty. I will look forward to giving it a try. Thanks for linking up to What's On the Menu Wednesday. I hope you will visit often:) Happy St. Patrick's Day.

  2. We are still looking for "EVERYTHING GREEN" recipes for THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS linky party! I would love for you to link up your recipe.

  3. Delicious pasta! I just found your lovely blog, so I'm following you now. Have a great day!! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

  4. Welcome, Miriam, Thank you for stopping by and for following me!

  5. Hi Christy,
    Your Pasta Primavera just looks delicious. Your recipe is very fresh and the flavor combination is very good. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and please come back!

  6. Gorgeous looking pasta! Love it!

  7. Thanks for coming by and linking up to THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS "everything green"! Each Monday is a new theme and on this Monday it will be CHOCOLATE... CHOCOLATE... and MORE CHOCOLATE. I hope you have a recipe to come link-up (or maybe this will inspire you to make something new this weekend). Hope to see ya Monday at THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS!

  8. That looks simple enough ... and lots of lovely veggies!