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No-Cream Pasta Primavera

Posted by on Feb. 15, 2013 at 11:06 PM
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Submitted By: amanda1432
Photo By: Violet
Prep Time: 25 Minutes
Cook Time: 35 Minutes
Ready In: 1 Hour
Servings: 6
"Spring veggies benefit from a quick roasting in olive oil and herbs before being tossed with penne. No cream here - just the fresh flavors of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and lemon. A beautiful dish."
INGREDIENTS:
1 (12 ounce) package penne pasta
1 yellow squash, chopped
1 zucchini, chopped
1 carrot, julienned
1/2 red bell pepper, julienned
1/2 pint grape tomatoes
1 cup fresh green beans, trimmed and
cut into 1 inch pieces
5 spears asparagus, trimmed and cut into
1 inch pieces
1/4 cup olive oil, divided
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black
pepper
1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 large yellow onion, thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
2 teaspoons lemon zest
1/3 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup grated Romano cheese
DIRECTIONS:
1.Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
2.Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add penne pasta and cook for 10 to 12 minutes or until al dente; drain.
3.In a bowl, toss squash, zucchini, carrot, red bell pepper, tomatoes, green beans, and asparagus with 2 tablespoons olive oil, salt, pepper, lemon juice, and Italian seasoning. Arrange vegetables on the baking sheet, and roast 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until tender.
4.Heat remaining olive oil and butter in a large skillet. Stir in the onion and garlic, and cook until tender. Mix in cooked pasta, lemon zest, basil, parsley, and balsamic vinegar. Gently toss and cook until heated through. Remove from heat and transfer to a large bowl. Toss with roasted vegetables and sprinkle with Romano cheese to serve.


.....Ophelia Grace...............Mira Lorne...............Jude Bennett.........Liam Daniel Baines.


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Stevied13
by Steph on Feb. 15, 2013 at 11:11 PM
Looks awesome
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SammiBaby
by on Feb. 17, 2013 at 11:36 PM

God this looks so dang good!

TheBabyFactory4
by Bronze Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 12:43 AM
Im not a primavera fan
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fraujones
by Member on Feb. 19, 2013 at 12:15 PM

yum

jaytee
by Jen on Feb. 19, 2013 at 12:28 PM
This sounds so good
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