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Pasta Primavera with Walnuts

Kraft Memeber Recipe
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Makes: 5 servings Total Time: 30 min
Category: Dinner Entrees Sub Category: Pasta Entrees

what you need
  • 8 oz. penne pasta
  • 1 cup diagonally sliced thin carrots
  • 2 cups diagonally sliced asparagus
  • 1/2 cup frozen small peas
  • 1 can (14 oz.) quartered artichoke hearts, drained
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2-1/2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 cup torn fresh basil
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 2/3 cup + 1/4 cup Kraft Grated Parmesan Cheese, divided
make it
Cook pasta as directed, add carrots the last 5 min of cook time, add asparagus and peas the last 3 min of cook time. Add artichoke hearts last 1 min. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup pasta water. Return pasta and veggies to pot, with reserved water.

In medium pan, melt butter, oil and garlic over medium heat, until garlic sizzles. Add walnuts, reduce heat to low. Cook, stirring for 5 min or until toasted.

Toss walnut mix, basil, salt, and pepper, and 2/3 cup parmesan cheese with pasta. Top with remaining cheese.
Delicious and healthy.
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