Light Pasta Primavera

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“The sauce on this is not a thick alfredo-type sauce, so don't expect that. It is a light sauce with a touch of garlic. My experience is that by adding the broth, I can reduce the amount of butter in the dish by quite a lot, while still maintaining a very moist and flavorful taste. If you are inclined, you can add some diced cooked chicken or some shrimp along with the pasta in Step 7.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Prepare vegetables; julienne cut the carrots, chop broccoli, snow peas, asparagus. Whichever vegetables you like will work wonderfully in this dish.
  3. Steam the vegetables for a about 5 minutes.
  4. In a very large skillet (or even a wok), saute the mushrooms and garlic in the butter for about 4 minutes.
  5. Add the steamed vegetables to the sauteed mushrooms.
  6. Add the broth, lemon juice, sugar, pepper flakes, basil, and salt and pepper to the skillet and toss for a minute or two.
  7. Add the cooked and drained pasta, incorporate with the vegetables.

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