Kelly Liston

Pasta Primavera Recipe -

I like to refer to Pasta Primavera as “Kitchen Sink Pasta.”  Seriously, throw what you have in your fridge along with some cream and parmesan cheese into a pot.  Toss with pasta.  Done.  

I made this dish the other night and I just have to share it with you.  Sometimes people get overwhelmed with the task of cooking Real Food or switching to a Real Food lifestyle.  When it comes to preparing dinner, when you stick with whole ingredients, cooking Real Food couldn't be simpler.  

This dish has 8 ingredients (not counting salt and pepper).  And all of those ingredients can be eaten on their own, by themselves.  The thing is, this dish can have more or less ingredients – that is what is so great about it!  

Use my Pasta Primavera recipe as a jumping off point.  Use some or all of the vegetables I suggest.  Add your favorites!  Choose whatever pasta you wish!  I prefer a pasta that can be stabbed with a fork (or, as my kids call it, “stab pasta”) as opposed to a spaghetti (or, as my kids call it, “twirl pasta”).  

If you like pasta salad, check out my Chicken and Grape pasta salad and Kitchen Sink Antipasta Salad too!

Pasta Primavera
  1. Half a bunch of asparagus, chopped into bite-sized pieces
  2. Half of an onion, sliced into strips
  3. 1 red bell pepper, sliced into strips
  4. 1 zucchini, chopped into chunks
  5. Handful of cherry tomatoes
  6. 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  7. 1 cup heavy cream
  8. 1 pound pasta
  9. Salt and Pepper to taste
  1. Bring water to a boil in a large pot.
  2. Saute onion and bell pepper (in some olive oil) in a large skillet.
  3. Add the asparagus to boiling water and cook for 5 minutes. When it is done, add the asparagus to the skillet with the onion and bell pepper.
  4. Add the pasta to the boiling water and prepare according to the directions.
  5. While the pasta cooks, add the zucchini and cherry tomatoes to the skillet with the rest of the vegetables. Continue to cook until the zucchini is to your liking.
  6. Add the cream and parmesan cheese to the skillet with the vegetables and stir to combine.
  7. When the pasta is ready, add it to the skillet and toss with the vegetables and sauce.
  8. Season with salt and pepper to your liking.
  9. Enjoy!
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