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Pasta Primavera

7
7
2
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
37 min
Prep
25 min
Cook
12 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
This easy-to-put-together pasta dish contains lots of fresh vegetables to celebrate the spring harvest.

Ingredients

Uncooked whole wheat pasta

8 oz, linguine

Olive oil

4 tsp(s), divided

Uncooked asparagus

8 oz, woody ends trimmed, cut into 1 1/2- to 2-inch pieces

Uncooked sugar snap peas

4 oz, fresh, stem ends trimmed, large ones cut in half (about 1 1/3 cups)

Yellow summer squash

1 small, halved lengthwise, sliced crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick pieces (about 1 cup)

Canned artichoke hearts without oil

13¾ oz, drained and quartered (about 1 1/2 cups)

Garlic clove(s)

1 clove(s), medium, chopped

Grape tomatoes

1 cup(s), halved

Frozen green peas

½ cup(s), thawed

Table salt

¼ tsp(s)

Black pepper

¼ pinch

Basil

½ cup(s), fresh, leaves, thinly sliced

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook according to package directions without added salt or fat.
  2. Meanwhile, heat 2 teaspoons of oil in a large nonstick skillet; add asparagus, snap peas and squash. Cook vegetables, stirring often, until vegetables are almost crisp-tender, about 4 minutes. Stir in artichoke hearts and garlic; cook and stir over low heat until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  3. Stir in tomatoes, peas, salt and pepper. Scoop out 1/3 cup of pasta cooking water and add it to skillet. Cook, tossing ingredients, until tomatoes soften slightly and vegetables are crisp-tender, about 1 minute.
  4. Drain pasta; return pasta to pot. Add vegetable mixture, basil and remaining 2 teaspoons of oil to pot; toss to mix and coat. Serve immediately. Yields about 2 1/4 cups per serving.

Notes

We used frozen peas and canned artichoke hearts to cut back on preparation time but if you don’t mind the extra prep work, you can substitute 1/2 cup of shelled fresh peas for the frozen peas and 6 steamed, fresh artichoke hearts, for the canned ones.