A delicious pasta full of sausage and vegetables like zucchini, squash, bell peppers, and tomatoes. Even the kids didn’t mind all the veggies in this pasta primavera because it was so tasty!
Tried and True Pasta Primavera
Hey everyone! Kellyn here, with another Tried and True Pasta dish that you’re sure to love. You can find several pasta recipes here on Lil Luna and NONE of them disappoint. This one is no different! With so many great, fresh, ingredients, this pasta explodes with flavor.
Because we used this as a family meal, we decided to halve some of the ingredients. We didn’t want the kids (ok, ME) freaking out over all the vegetables. They still got a good healthy dose of veggies without having the “I hate vegetables” fight. It tasted delicious and everyone agreed! I think you will too.
Use almost any type of fresh produce
Pasta Primavera is a gardener’s dream dish, because you can easily use the produce that you’ve grown that season. For the rest of us non gardeners, just use whatever’s in season at your local market!vSome produce ideas include:
- peas (with or without pods)
Just do your best to cut the produce the same size so they cook evenly.
Protein. You can also replace the sausage with chicken, turkey, shrimp, or leave out the protein entirely.
Pasta. Another way to change things up it to use a different pasta. Pretty much anything goes including spaghetti or angel hair, bow tie, wagon wheel or penne.
Making ahead and storing
Make ahead. You can prepare the dish the morning of or even the day before. Store the ingredients in separate containers in the fridge until you’re ready to make the dish.
- Produce: wash, dry and cut all the produce
- Pasta: Once drained toss it with a little bit of olive oil to keep the noodles from getting sticky and clumping together.
- Sausage: Precook. Store the sausage and any juices in a container in the fridge. Reheat in the skillet before cooking the veggies.
Store. Leftovers can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days. You can eat it cold straight out of the fridge, or heat it back up in a skillet. If you’re in a hurry, a microwave also works.
With so many great ingredients, it’s hard NOT to like this recipe. Be sure to give it a try and let us know what you think. 😉
For more favorite pasta dishes, check out:
- Pesto Chicken Florentine
- Lemon and Asparagus Pasta
- Tomato Pesto Pasta
- Cheesy Spaghetti Bake
- Garlic Butter Pasta
- Parmesan Chicken Manicotti
Pasta Primavera Recipe
A tried and true dinner recipe! Delicious pasta full of sausage, and vegetables like zucchini, squash, bell peppers, and tomatoes.
- 16 oz pasta uncooked
- 1 lb pork sausage cut into 1/2 inch slices
- 1/2 cup olive oil divided
- 4 tsp garlic
- 1 tsp onion flakes
- 1 small zucchini chopped
- 1 small yellow squash chopped
- 2 roma tomatoes chopped
- 1/2 green bell pepper chopped
- 10 basil leaves fresh
- 2 tsp chicken bouillon granules
- 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.
Cook sausage in a large skillet over medium heat until evenly brown; set aside.
Heat ¼ cup oil in skillet. Saute garlic until tender. Add in zucchini, squash, tomatoes, bell pepper, basil, and onion flakes. Dissolve bouillon in the mixture. Season with red pepper. Stir in remaining oil. Continue cooking 10 minutes.
Add pasta, sausage and cheese into skillet and continue cooking 5 minutes, or until heated through. Serve warm
adapted from allrecipes.com