Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins
This recipe is such a yummy way to use up odds and ends from the garden! I almost hate to post it b/c it is basically just a pasta primavera, but it is too yummy to not share and there is nothing better than eating a meal that you helped grow :). It is also nice that this takes about as long to make as boiling pasta. Use any pasta (I always use a "plus" variety to get more protein) and feel free to switch up the veggies as your garden or farmers' market provides. This is pretty easy to pare down for solo dining, too. From Light and Tasty.
- 8 ounces angel hair pasta (or whatever you have on hand)
- 1 cup snow peas
- 1 cup mushroom, sliced
- 1 cup carrot, sliced
- 1 cup green pepper, sliced
- 1⁄3 cup fresh basil
- 2 garlic cloves
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1 cup vegetable broth (or chicken broth)
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 3 medium tomatoes, chopped
- 1⁄4 cup parmesan cheese
- crushed red pepper flakes, to taste (optional)
- black pepper, to taste (optional)
- pine nuts (optional)
- Cook pasta according to package directions.
- Saute veggies, basil, and garlic in oil over medium-high heat.
- Combine broth, starch, and salt, then stir into vegetables. Bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat, then cook and stir 3-5 minutes.
- Remove from heat and stir in tomatoes.
- Top pasta with veggie mix or stir all together, then top with parmesan cheese.
- Sprinkle individual servings with red pepper, black pepper, or pine nuts, or just leave as is!
For veggies I used mushrooms, red pepper, green beans and green onions the tomatoes and garlic. It was a nice healthy dish but to me it fell a bit down in the flavour department even with generous amount of parmesan (the real stuff shredded) and hot pepper flakes and double the garlic. I used dried basil perhaps this was the mistake
I'm not sure what it is about this pasta, but it was soo much better than I thought it was going to be. I was expecting a good veggie pasta, but this is much more than that. There is wonderful flavor from the broth and basil that just brings all the veggie flavors together. I did change the veggies up a little, but made the sauce as directed and it was perfect! Made for Went to the Market tag game.
Very good and easy! I skipped the mushrooms and added a bit more of the carrots and snow peas than listed. Thanks for sharing this keeper which we will be having again soon!