How to Make Pasta Primavera

by Victoria Abel

Fun with veggies!

Supplies

  • Your favorite veggies
  • Your favorite pasta noodles
  • Your favorite white sause
  • -Or-make your own:
  • 4 Tablespoons Butter
  • 4 Tablespoons Flour
  • 2 Cups Milk
  • Lemon Pepper
  • Parmasan cheese shavings
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Lemon
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Pasta Primavera means "Spring" for the first vegetables of the season, traditionally broccoli, carrots, peppers and tomatoes. You can use short noodles such as penne or long ones. Have fun with it!!

    Step 2

    I used yellow squash, zucchini, red, yellow and orange peppers for a variety of color.

    Step 3

    and cauliflower.

    Step 4

    Cut up the veggies.

    Step 5

    Cut the peppers, remove white membrane and slice into strips.

    Step 6

    I added a capful of apple cider vinegar to bring out the color in the veggies while steaming in the microwave.

    Step 7

    Set aside in the microwave and begin boiling your water for the pasta.

    Step 8

    I chose Linguini.

    Step 9

    Cook according to directions.

    Step 10

    Strain off the water. Do not rinse. (I mix in a tablespoon of butter or olive oil to separate the noodles, cover, and set aside.)

    Step 11

    Now is a good time to start microwaving your vegetables on high for 6 to 8 minutes while you begin your white sauce.

    Step 12

    You will need 4 TBS butter, 4 TBS flour, and two cups milk. (Bechamel sauce)

    Step 13

    - or- you can just use your favorite Alfredo Sauce :-)

    Step 14

    For the white sauce whisk the butter and the flour together over medium heat until there are no lumps.

    Step 15

    Slowly Add in 2 cups of milk and bring to a boil while constantly stirring.

    Step 16

    This sauce gets quite thick. If you prefer a thinner sauce use less flour or thin with milk as desired.

    Step 17

    Add salt and pepper to taste. (I also added chopped basil and lemon pepper to mine).

    Step 18

    Plate the pasta, then add a layer of the white sauce and top with the veggies. Give the veggies a generous squeeze of lemon and sprinkle with lemon pepper.

    Step 19

    Don't forget the Parmasan shavings!

    Step 20

    That's the best part!

    Step 21

    Buon Appetito!