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The Pioneer Woman | Pasta Primavera

The Pioneer Woman | Pasta Primavera

I'm really loving Land O Lakes® Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt and have been making it a point to incorporate it into more and more of my go-to recipes. At the top of my list was my Pasta Primavera recipe. I've made it for over half my life and I've always loved the color and flavor of the dish. The depth of the flavor from Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt gives the pasta primavera a nice boost, and the four-tablespoon sticks make it so easy!

Whip it up this week! It's a piece of cake and so, so good.

Pasta Primavera Recipe Ingredients

The Cast of Characters: Land O Lakes® Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt, onion, garlic, carrots, zucchini, summer squash, broccoli, white mushrooms, frozen peas, ham, fresh basil, dry white wine, chicken broth, heavy cream, half-and-half, black pepper, Parmesan cheese, and whatever pasta you'd like! This looks like a lot of stuff, but it's really easy to throw together.

You can switch up the veggies to highlight ones you love best, or use precut veggies to save prep time. You can also substitute chunks of chicken, or even shrimp, for the ham.

Chopped Vegetables for Pasta Primavera

Before you begin, chop/slice up the veggies so you're all ready to go! Dice the onion, mince the garlic, cut the broccoli into bite-sized pieces, slice the carrots, zucchini, squash, and mushrooms, chop the basil, and dice the ham. What a gorgeous melange of ingredients! (I love the word melange and try to use it at least twice a week.)

Olive Oil and Sea Salt Butter with Vegetables

The sauce starts with 2 tablespoons of Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt.

Slicing Butter
Melting Butter on Skillet

Throw it into a large skillet over medium to medium-high heat.

Carrots in Skillet

When it’s melted, throw in the carrots…

Cooking Carrots in Skillet

And cook them for 1 minute.

Cooking Carrots and Broccoli

Next, add the broccoli and cook for an additional minute...

Broccoli and Carrots on Blue Plate

Then remove the carrots and broccoli from the skillet and set aside. This will keep them from cooking too much and being too flimsy! Flimsy veggies ruin my whole day.

1 Tablespoon of Butter

After that, add 1 additional tablespoon of Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt to the skillet...

Melting Butter in Skillet

Allow it to melt and bubble up.

Zucchini Squash and Mushrooms in Skillet

Add the zucchini, squash, and mushrooms…

Cooking Vegetables in Skillet

And cook them around for 3 to 4 minutes, or until they're just starting to get soft.

Cooked Vegetables on Blue Plate

Remove these from the skillet and add them to the plate with the other veggies.

Now it's time to make the sauce!

Melting Butter

Add the remaining tablespoon of Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt to the same skillet and allow it to melt.

Saute Onions Cooking Onions and Garlic

Throw in the onions and garlic and cook them for about 2 minutes, or until starting to turn translucent.

Pouring Wine in Skillet Pouring Chicken Broth in Skillet

Pour in the wine and the chicken broth and stir

Scrapping bottom of Pan with Spoon

Scraping the bottom of the pan to loosen all the flavorful bits.

Cooking Liquid in Skillet

Cook the liquid for 3 to 4 minutes, allowing it to reduce by about half.

Stirring in Half and Half

Stir in the cream and half-and-half…

Stir in Cream

Then add the grated Parmesan and allow cheese to melt.

Add Black Pepper to Sauce

Add black pepper to the sauce; you'll need a good amount!

Sauce Bubbling

Finally, just let the sauce bubble up and thicken for about 2 to 3 minutes.

Adding Vegetables to Sauce

Add all the vegetables to the sauce...

Adding Frozen Peas to Dish

Then add the frozen peas…

Adding Diced Ham to Dish

The diced ham…

Adding Chopped Basil to Dish

And chopped basil.

Stir to mix it all together, and if the sauce seems thick or gloppy, you can splash in a little extra chicken broth as needed!

Cooked Pasta in Serving Bowl

Place cooked pasta in a large serving bowl and pour on the contents of the skillet.

Pasta Primavera Over Cooked Noodles Pasta Primavera Ready to Serve

Absolutely gorgeous! This is such a quick, easy meal for regular weeknights, and there are so many yummy things about it. I've made it for years…and I'll be making it for the rest of my days!

Pasta Primavera for Dinner

Enjoy this, everyone.

Here's the full recipe so you can make it this week!

Disclosure: I've partnered with Land O'Lakes for an exclusive endorsement of new Land O Lakes® Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt. This blog post is sponsored by Land O'Lakes.

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