Pioneer Woman's Pasta Primavera Recipe

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  1. In a large skillet, melt 2 tablespoons butter with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Add onion and garlic and cook until translucent, about 2 minutes.
  2. Time to start sautéing the veggies in batches, cooking only 1 or 2 minutes (at most) each.
  3. Add broccoli and carrots to onion & garlic. Cook only for a minute, then remove to separate plate. Add another tablespoon of butter to pan and add red pepper strips. Cook for one minute, then remove. Repeat with remaining veggies, being very careful not to overcook; veggies at this point should still be somewhat raw/crunchy.
  4. When all veggies have been removed and skillet is empty, pour 1/2 to 1 glass of dry white wine to pan.
  5. With whisk, begin to scrape the bottom of the pan to loosen all the nice, flavorful bits from the bottom. Cooking over medium heat, add 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth, 1 tablespoon butter, 1 cup whipping cream, and 1 cup half and half.
  6. Add 1/2 cup grated Parmesan. Stir together and cook until thick, adding salt & pepper to taste. Taste sauce as you go; don’t oversalt, but don’t undersalt either!
  7. Chiffonade fresh basil leaves, and stir into sauce. Now add all the veggies, including frozen peas, at once. Stir gently to combine; if sauce seems to thick, add equal parts half & half and chicken broth to thin. Cook over low heat until warm, just a couple of minutes. You don’t want soggy veggies! Taste & check seasoning; add more salt & pepper if needed.
  8. Dump in al dente penne pasta, stir to combine thoroughly, and pour onto a large platter. Garnish with more basil leaves, throw on some more Parmesan, and gobble it up!
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 273.34 Kcal (1144 kJ)
Calories from fat 165.56 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18.4g 28%
Cholesterol 63.49mg 21%
Sodium 104.73mg 4%
Potassium 436.09mg 9%
Total Carbs 16.87g 6%
Sugars 5.22g 21%
Dietary Fiber 3.89g 16%
Protein 5.69g 11%
Vitamin C 47.7mg 79%
Vitamin A 0.7mg 23%
Iron 7.4mg 41%
Calcium 125.8mg 13%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 105.49 Kcal (442 kJ)
Calories from fat 63.89 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.1g 28%
Cholesterol 24.5mg 21%
Sodium 40.42mg 4%
Potassium 168.29mg 9%
Total Carbs 6.51g 6%
Sugars 2.01g 21%
Dietary Fiber 1.5g 16%
Protein 2.2g 11%
Vitamin C 18.4mg 79%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 23%
Iron 2.8mg 41%
Calcium 48.6mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 6.2
  • 7

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

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