Pasta Primavera

Southern Living
6 servings


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1/3 cup pine nuts
1 1/2 cups fresh broccoli flowerets
1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen snow pea pods, trimmed
12 fresh or frozen asparagus spears, cut into 2-inch pieces
1/4 cup butter or margarine
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup whipping cream
1 1/2 cups freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup sliced green onions
1 cup sliced zucchini
10 large fresh mushrooms, sliced
12 cherry tomatoes, cut in half
1/4 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley
1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
7 ounces spaghetti, cooked
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese (optional)


Bake pine nuts in a shallow pan at 350°, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes or until toasted; set aside.

Cook broccoli, snow peas, and asparagus in a Dutch oven in boiling water to cover 1 to 2 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and plunge into cold water to stop the cooking process. Drain again.

Melt butter in a Dutch oven. Add garlic, and saute until tender. Add whipping cream and cheese, whisking until cheese melts.

Add broccoli mixture, green onions, and next 7 ingredients, stirring constantly. Add pasta, and stir until thoroughly heated. Sprinkle with pine nuts, and, if desired, additional Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.

Created date

October 2003