Boistfort Valley Farm
Community Supported Recipe Box

Pasta Primavera

This is a great catch-all recipe for your veggies.


  • Veggies: broccoli, beans, summer squash, onions, basil. . .
  • Pasta of your choice
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper


dish: main
season: summer

Slice onion thinly. Sauté with 2 Tbsp butter or olive oil for 2 minutes. Add sliced squash and sauté until slightly tender, 5-10 minutes. Add broccoli to the pan. Continue to sauté until vegetables are crisp tender and slightly browned in spots. Add chopped basil, salt and pepper toward the last few minutes of cook time.

Meanwhile, boil water for your favorite pasta. I would recommend a penne or fettucine, but definitely a heavier noodle. Cook until tender, then toss in a large bowl with olive oil and freshly grated parmesan.

You may also prepare a light cream sauce:

Melt 2 Tbsp butter over low heat. Add and blend over low heat for 3-5 minutes:
1 1/2 to 2 Tbsp flour -- stirred in slowly
1 cup milk
Add salt and pepper to taste. Toss with pasta.