Terri's (Almost) Famous Clean-Out-The-Veggie-Drawer Pasta Primav

"No creamy sauces to weigh this one down, this is my own creation, perfected over time. It's easy, it's quick, and the secret ingredient makes it all taste wonderful! Cleans out that veggie drawer, too! :o)"
 
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photo by Terri F.
Ready In:
30mins
Ingredients:
11
Serves:
4
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ingredients

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directions

  • 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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Reviews

  1. MizzNezz
    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!!
     
  2. Denise!
    This is a wonderful dish to serve in the spring and summer with fresh tomatoes and veggies. I make a very similar dish and thought I would try this one. I got rave reviews from all family members. The only thing I changed was to add just a splash of chardonnay. Thanks for another keeper!
     
  3. kat26110
    This was great. Really good for summer suppers. I used broccoli, carrots, and green peppers. We really enjoyed a new pasta dish. Thanks
     
  4. Graybert
    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!
     
  5. Musical Joy
    I realize I've already reviewed this, but I had to add that I made this using frozen meatballs instead of chicken! My family liked it even better. I did the meatballs in the toaster oven and added them to the veggies right before I added the cheese. Wonderful!
     
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  1. Musical Joy
    I realize I've already reviewed this, but I had to add that I made this using frozen meatballs instead of chicken! My family liked it even better. I did the meatballs in the toaster oven and added them to the veggies right before I added the cheese. Wonderful!
     

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