Company Primavera Company Primavera

Author: Canadian Living

Primavera, the Italian word for springtime, is just the term to do justice to this vegetable-packed pasta dish that requires only 10 minutes of cooking.

  • Portion size 4 servings
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Snap woody ends off asparagus; cut diagonally into 1/2-inch (1 cm) pieces.

In large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta for 6 minutes. Add asparagus; cook for 2 minutes or until pasta is tender but firm and asparagus is tender-crisp. Reserving 1/4 cup (50 mL) cooking water, drain and return to pot.

Meanwhile, in large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; cook mushrooms, onion, garlic, thyme and lemon rind, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until liquid is evaporated. Stir in red peppers; cook, stirring, for about 3 minutes or until tender-crisp. Add reserved cooking water, scraping up brown bits; add to drained pasta mixture. Stir in Parmesan cheese, butter, lemon juice, salt and pepper until blended.


Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Sodium 753 mg
  • Protein 18 g
  • Calories 476.0
  • Total fat 13 g
  • Cholesterol 22 mg
  • Saturated fat 6 g
  • Total carbohydrate 75 g


  • Iron 22.0
  • Folate 69.0
  • Calcium 15.0
  • Vitamin A 33.0
  • Vitamin C 187.0
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