Gluten Free Pasta Primavera
This week I am sharing a recipe for Gluten Free Pasta Primavera. "Primavera" which means "Spring" is a traditional Italian dish. The entire family loves this fresh & colorful main course that contains lots of fresh vegetables including: cherry tomatoes, asparagus, sweet peas, peppers, and spinach, which is topped with fresh basil leaves and parmesean cheese.
Here is what you will need:
-12 ounces of Gluten Free Pasta of your choice
-1 Bunch of Asparagus, cut into 1 inch pieces
-1 Cup of Frozen Peas
-1/2 of Red Onion, finely chopped
-1 Shallot, finely chopped
-1/2 of Red Bell Pepper, chopped
-1/2 of Orange Bell Pepper, chopped
-3 Cloves of Garlic, finely chopped
-1 Cup of Shitake Mushrooms, cleaned & rinsed
-1 Cup of Baby Spinach
-1 Tbsp + 1 tsp of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
-1 Cup of Cherry Tomatoes
-1 Cup of Chicken Broth (or Vegetable Broth)
-1/2 Cup of Heavy Cream
-1/2 Cup of Shredded Fresh Parmesean Cheese
-1/2 Cup of Chopped Basil Leaves
-Coarse Sea Salt & Fresh Ground Black Pepper to taste
1. Boil Pasta according to directions on package. 2. During the
Last 2 minutes of boiling the pasta, Add the Asaparagus & Peas.
3. Drain Pasta Combo, then Rinse the Pasta, Asparagus, & Peas and put back in pot to keep warm.
4. Heat 1 Tbsp of Olive Oil in Pan over Medium Heat
5. Add Bell Peppers, Onion, & Shallot, sauté for approximately 5 minutes or until tender.
6. Add Garlic & sauté for 1 minute.
7. Add Shitake Mushrooms, Spinach, & 1 tsp of Olive Oil, Sauté approximately 3 minutes or until tender.
8. Add Cherry Tomatoes and sauté for 1 minute.
9. Stir in Chicken Broth & remove from heat.
10. Add Heavy Cream slowly while gently stirring, place back over low heat for 2 to 3 minutes.
11. Add the Veggie & Cream Mixture to Pasta Mixture & Toss gently.
12. Serve warm with Parmesan Cheese & Fresh Basil sprinkled on top.
Have you ever made Pasta Primavera? What are your favorite Spring Veggies? I would love to hear from you. Let me know if you try this recipe and what you think! Have a Great Week :-)
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