Pasta Prima-Delish!

by Bobbi from nhershoes on April 27, 2011 · 76 comments

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Pasta primavera is an Italian-American dish that consists of pasta and fresh vegetables. A meat such as chicken, sausage or shrimp is sometimes added, but the focus of primavera is the vegetables themselves! This is the perfect spring/summer pasta dinner!

My meat of choice was pancetta , I think Giada De Laurentiis would approve 😉

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Ingredients:

Head of Broccoli

1/4 cup of chopped Green Onions 

1 package sliced mushrooms

1/2 cup pancetta

1-2 cloves diced garlic (I love garlic so I added 2)

1 cup cherry tomatoes

Bag of Whole Wheat Penne Pasta cooked

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Directions:

First cook pancetta in a pan. Then remove pancetta and add all veggies except tomatoes back to the pan sprinkle with a little salt and pepper and steam for about 5-7 minutes. While veggies cook, put tomatoes in the oven for 5 minutes at 350 degrees, this will create the best flavor!

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After tomatoes are done throw them into the pan with the veggies and add a little EVOO. Then toss the veggies, pancetta, and pasta together in a bowl. Top with fresh Goat Cheese or Parmesan Cheese if you would like.

Veggies never tasted this good!

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There is something about the simplicity of this pasta that I appreciate!

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Question: What is your favorite spring/summer pasta meal?

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