Terri's (Almost) Famous Clean-Out-The-Veggie-Drawer Pasta Primav
photo by Terri F.
- Ready In:
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3⁄4 lb boneless chicken breast, diced (optional)
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 4 garlic cloves (or more, to taste)
- 3⁄4 cup mozzarella cheese (shredded)
- 1⁄4 cup parmesan cheese (shredded)
- 1 tablespoon mccormick roasted garlic and bell pepper (this is the secret ingredient)
- 1⁄2 cup onion (chopped large)
- 2 cups chopped assorted fresh vegetables (, I use green and red pepper, broccoli, snow pea pods, and julienned carrots)
- 1 large tomatoes, chopped
- 4 cups cooked pasta, cooked while preparing other ingredients (I like farfalle or rotini)
- Heat olive oil in large saute pan.
- Add chicken (if using) and 3 cloves pressed garlic, and saute until chicken is no longer pink.
- Add butter, all chopped veggies, 1 clove minced garlic, and McCormick spice.
- Cook and stir for about 5- 7 minutes more, until veggies are cooked, but still crisp.
- Add pasta to veggies and chicken, stir well, and heat until pasta is warmed through (2 minutes).
- Add cheeses and stir until melted.
- Add tomatoes last, and remove from heat (don't cook the tomatoes).
- Serve piping hot with garlic toast.
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An excellent primavera! Very easy to prepare. I love dishes with a lot of vegetables, and this one cetainly is that. I used green pepper, celery, snowpeas, carrots, and water chestnuts. I added 1 t red pepper flakes for a little bite, and used rotini.I also added 1/4 cup chicken broth to add volume to the sauce. The veggies were crunchy and the sauce was smooth. Lovely combination. Will make this a lot. Thank you for the recipe Terri!!
Well, I FINALLY got around to trying this - and it is wonderful!!! I too used rotini and I added some chilli flakes for a bit more spice (we really like spicy food) I used green/yello and red peppers, broccoli florets, sliced zuccini and carrots - yummy! To finish it off, I sprinkled the finished meal with some freshly grated Romano cheese - it was delicious! This recipe is easy and uses items you have on hand - well worth trying! Thanks for posting!
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