Creamy Pasta Primavera is a favorite dinner recipe, especially when spring veggies are abundant. With farmers markets reopening, this is a great recipe to make that truly highlights the best in-season, local vegetables have to offer. Creamy Pasta Primavera is a cinch to make, taking about 20 minutes total. This recipe gets even better though, by offering a low calories, low fat, yet full flavor to the traditional Pasta Primavera recipes, with a hint of lemon.
There is no heavy cream, or cheese in this recipe. Creamy Pasta Primavera recipe uses nonfat yogurt to replace the traditional sauce ingredients. I used a plain greek nonfat yogurt, and it worked wonderfully. You’ll never be able to tell the difference. Stirring a little cornstarch into the yogurt helps prevent it from curdling when mixed with the hot ingredients. For the lemon-herb blend seasoning, you can use lemon-pepper seasoning, or, I used a seafood/chicken grill Zesty Lemon Seasoning. Even though you’re only using a teaspoon, it adds a great touch of flavor.
Recipe: Creamy Pasta Primavera
Summary: Creamy Pasta Primavera is a favorite dinner recipe, especially when spring veggies are abundant.
- 1 cup nonfat yogurt
- ¼ cup low-sodium vegetable stock/broth
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 12 ounces bow tie (farfalle) pasta
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 2 cups snow peas
- 2 cups yellow squash, sliced and cubed
- 1 cup sweet red pepper, chopped
- ½ cup scallions, chopped
- 1 teaspoon lemon-herb blend seasoning
- salt to taste
- In a small bowl, stir together the yogurt, stock, lemon juice and cornstarch; set aside.
- In a large pot of boiling water, cook the bow tie pasta for 8 to 10 minutes, or until tender. Drain.
- In a large no-stick frying pan over medium heat, warm the oil. Add the snow peas, squash, peppers, and scallions; cook, stirring frequently, for about 10 minutes until veggies are crisp tender.
- Remove the frying pan from the heat. Stir in the pasta, yogurt mixture, herb blend, and salt if desired; toss to mix well.
Preparation time: 5 minute(s)
Cooking time: 20 minute(s)
Number of servings (yield): 4
Culinary tradition: Italian
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