Pasta Primavera

Pasta Primavera

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  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 ounces asparagus, thinly sliced in 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 large clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 small red bell pepper, thinly sliced in 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 small zucchini, thinly sliced in 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 pound fresh or 12-ounces dried fettucine pasta
  • Grated Parmesan cheese, to taste


Heat a large, heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil, then asparagus and garlic; toss for 30 seconds. Add red bell peppers, toss and add zucchini; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Add salt and pepper.

Boil a large pot of water and cook pasta as directed on the package. Drain pasta and save 1 cup of cooking water. Toss vegetables and pasta together in the skillet, adding Parmesan to taste and cooking water as needed to make a thick sauce.