Pasta Primavera

Pasta Primavera Recipe
Photo: Kate Sears; Styling: Elizabeth Blake
Ribbons of squash and zucchini with pops of plum tomatoes mingle with other veggies in Pasta Primavera. This colorful one-dish meal is perfect for those busy weeknights.


Serves: 4

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Recipe Time

Prep: 18 Minutes
Cook: 13 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 461
Fat 20 g
Satfat 7 g
Protein 17 g
Carbohydrate 56 g
Fiber 5 g
Cholesterol 24 mg
Sodium 647 mg


Salt and pepper
8 ounces fettuccine
1 zucchini, about 7 oz.
1 yellow squash, about 6 oz.
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 large shallot, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup drained jarred roasted red peppers, cut into 1-inch dice
3 plum tomatoes, halved, seeded, cut into 1-inch dice
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/2 cup low-sodium vegetable broth
1 cup packed baby arugula
3/4 cup grated Parmesan


1. Bring a pot of salted water to boil. Cook pasta until al dente, about 10 minutes or as package label directs.

2. Trim ends of zucchini and squash and, using a vegetable peeler, shave lengthwise into long ribbons. Discard seeded center and any strips of peel.

3. Warm oil and butter in a large skillet over medium heat until butter melts. Add shallot; sauté until softened, about 5 minutes. Raise heat to medium-high. Add garlic, red peppers and tomatoes; cook for 3 minutes. Add zucchini, squash, Italian seasoning, broth and 1/2 tsp. each salt and pepper; sauté 2 minutes longer. Remove from heat.

4. Drain pasta, reserving 1/2 cup cooking liquid. Toss pasta with vegetables. Stir in arugula and 1/2 cup Parmesan, adding reserved liquid 1 Tbsp. at a time to moisten, if desired. Serve, passing Parmesan on the side.