Terri’s (Almost) Famous Clean-Out-The-Veggie-Drawer Pasta Primav

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Servings: 4
  • About This Recipe

    “No creamy sauces to weigh this one down, this is my own creation, perfected over time. It’s easy, it’s quick, and the secret ingredient makes it all taste wonderful! Cleans out that veggie drawer, too! :o)”

    Ingredients

  • 2tablespoonsolive oil
  • 3/4 lbboneless chicken breast, diced(optional)
  • 4tablespoonsbutter
  • 4garlic cloves( or more, to taste)
  • 3/4 cupmozzarella cheese( shredded)
  • 1/4 cupparmesan cheese( shredded)
  • 1tablespoonmccormick roasted garlic and bell pepper( this is the secret ingredient)
  • 1/2 cuponion( chopped large)
  • 2cupschopped assorted fresh vegetables( , I use green and red pepper, broccoli, snow pea pods, and julienned carrots)
  • 1largetomato, chopped
  • 4cupscooked pasta, cooked while preparing other ingredients( I like farfalle or rotini)
  • Directions

  • Heat olive oil in large saute pan.
  • Add chicken (if using) and 3 cloves pressed garlic, and saute until chicken is no longer pink.
  • Add butter, all chopped veggies, 1 clove minced garlic, and McCormick spice.
  • Cook and stir for about 5- 7 minutes more, until veggies are cooked, but still crisp.
  • Add pasta to veggies and chicken, stir well, and heat until pasta is warmed through (2 minutes).
  • Add cheeses and stir until melted.
  • Add tomatoes last, and remove from heat (don’t cook the tomatoes).
  • Serve piping hot with garlic toast.
  • Reviews

  • “An excellent primavera! Very easy to prepare. I love dishes with a lot of vegetables, and this one cetainly is that. I used green pepper, celery, snowpeas, carrots, and water chestnuts. I added 1 t red pepper flakes for a little bite, and used rotini.I also added 1/4 cup chicken broth to add volume to the sauce. The veggies were crunchy and the sauce was smooth. Lovely combination. Will make this a lot. Thank you for the recipe Terri!!”

  • “This is a wonderful dish to serve in the spring and summer with fresh tomatoes and veggies. I make a very similar dish and thought I would try this one. I got rave reviews from all family members. The only thing I changed was to add just a splash of chardonnay.Thanks for another keeper!”

  • “This was great.Really good for summer suppers.I used broccoli, carrots, and green peppers.We really enjoyed a new pasta dish.Thanks”

  • “Well, I FINALLY got around to trying this – and it is wonderful!!!I too used rotini and I added some chilli flakes for a bit more spice (we really like spicy food) I used green/yello and red peppers, broccoli florets, sliced zuccini and carrots – yummy!To finish it off, I sprinkled the finished meal with some freshly grated Romano cheese – it was delicious!This recipe is easy and uses items you have on hand – well worth trying!Thanks for posting!”

  • “I realize I’ve already reviewed this, but I had to add that I made this using frozen meatballs instead of chicken! My family liked it even better. I did the meatballs in the toaster oven and added them to the veggies right before I added the cheese. Wonderful!”

  • “McCormick has now changed their “Spice Blends” to “1 Step”. Use the “1 Step Chicken Stir-Fry” in place of the Monterey Spice Blend. Basically the same product with a different name.Enjoy!!”

  • “I cooked this for my small kids and they actually liked it.I used red bell pepper, broccoli, zucchini and carrots.It was really good and I got my kids to eat fresh vegetables.This will definitely be a keeper in my house.”

  • “Terrific! I didn’t use the chicken because I was making this to accompany a Chicken Piccatta recipe (56704). What a great combo!”

  • “This is a great recipe, it made enough for 2 dinners!!!Has anyone tried freezing the leftovers?My daughters enjoyed this dinner, I never heard this looks yucky – this recipe is definitely a keeper!Thanx Terri ;-)”

  • “We had high hopes for this recipe with all the five star reviews, but were somewhat disappointed in the results.Although a healthy and colorful meal, my family thought it was kind of bland tasting and were pretty much unenthused about it.Also, my husband who prepared the meal felt the ten-minute prep time was a bit of a stretch. Sorry I couldn’t rate this as high as others have, but it just didn’t do it for us.”

  • “This was very good.I used broccoli, red and yellow peppers and sugar snap peas, as well as the onion and tomatoes — no chicken.As we like our broccoli and onion more fully cooked, I sauted the garlic and onion first, added the broccoli and put a lid on the pan while I cleaned and chopped the other veggies.I used fat free mozzarella cheese and whole week penne pasta.I made this as a side dish to the Oven fried almond chicken (#93142).It made for a excellent meal.I think this would also be a very good dish to pass as it is so colorful.I’ll make this one again.”

  • “We relly enjoyed this one;thanks”

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