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The Pioneer Woman’s Pasta Primavera

The Pioneer Woman's Pasta Primavera
PREP TIME
30 min
COOK TIME
20 min
YIELDS
8 servings

Note: You can make this dish totally vegetarian by swapping out the chicken broth for vegetable broth.

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Ingredients

Vegetables

3
Tbsp olive oil
2
large carrots, peeled and sliced diagonally
1
cup bite-sized broccoli florets
1
whole red bell pepper, seeded and sliced into strips
1
whole red bell pepper, seeded and sliced into strips
2
Tbsp butter
4
oz white mushrooms, washed and sliced
2
zucchini, sliced diagonally
1
medium summer squash, sliced diagonally

Sauce

4
cloves garlic, minced
½
onion, diced
½
cup chicken broth
¼
cup white wine
½
cup heavy cream
½
cup grated Parmesan, plus more for serving
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
½
cup frozen peas
12
whole basil leaves, chopped, plus more for serving
1
lb(s) fettuccini, cooked according to package directions and drained
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Directions

Step 1

For the vegetables: Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the carrots and cook, about 1 minute. Then add the broccoli and cook, about 1 additional minute. Add the red peppers and cook, about 1 minute. Remove the vegetables from the skillet and set aside.

Step 2

To the skillet, add the butter and the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and allow it to heat up. Add the mushrooms, zucchini and squash and cook until the vegetables are starting to soften, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove the vegetables from the skillet, add to the other vegetables and set aside.

Step 3

For the sauce: Add the garlic and onions to the skillet and cook until starting to turn translucent, about 2 minutes.

Step 4

Next, pour in the chicken broth and wine and stir, scraping the bottom of the pan to loosen all the flavorful bits. Cook the liquid for 3 to 4 minutes, allowing it to reduce by about half. Stir in the cream and Parmesan and allow the cheese to melt. Add salt and black pepper to taste.

Step 5

Add all the vegetables to the sauce along with the peas and basil. Stir to combine. If the sauce needs a little more liquid, splash a small amount of broth as needed. Place the cooked pasta in a large serving bowl and pour all the contents of the skillet over the pasta. Toss to combine. Sprinkle with extra basil and serve with extra Parmesan.

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