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Summer Veggie Pasta Primavera {with Homemade Pasta}

Summer Pasta Primavera 1 Hey guys! I’m on vacation enjoying the Oregon coast, so I’m gonna make this brief! This dinner is the bomb diggity and must be made. Seriously. I am in LOVE with it. Of course I have a weird obsession with eating veggies and LOVE to shove them into my food any which way, but making fresh pasta to go along with them somehow took this meal to new heights. I made this for a dinner with friends and we all were seriously fighting over who would get seconds! Not even kidding.

Fresh pasta is one of those things that I was hesitant to try. I mean, only people on Iron Chef would make fresh pasta right? WRONG. I got my hands on some purdy little KitchenAid Pasta attachments and went to town making my own pasta.

Verdict?

Holy life changing deliciousness batman.

It takes a little more time then say….opening a box of dried pasta from the store, but there is such a huge difference between the two. Homemade pasta is fresher, cheaper, more delicious {and dare I say healthier!!} than the store bought kind. All you need is some flour, a few eggs, a little water and these attachments.

Fresh Pasta 1 The basic roller above is the main one that will do your kneading and flattening.

Fresh Pasta 2 See those numbers on the dial? You feed your pasta through, click to the next number and feed it through again. This makes your pasta sheet thinner and thinner. I would have taken a picture of this process but I alas do not have 17 arms….unfortunately.

Fresh Pasta 3 Once your pasta sheet is as thin as you’d like, switch out the roller attachment for the spaghetti, angel hair or fettuccine attachment and cut your pasta. Isn’t it purdy? I did fettuccine. I made a big batch and stuck a bunch in the freezer. Fresh pasta in a snap on a weeknight, baby!! LOVE that. I’d highly recommend the KitchenAid attachments because they were super simple to use, came with great instructions and made clean up a cinch.

Summer Pasta Primavera 2 I made a summer dish with a asparagus, peppers, zucchini and carrot. YUM!

Summer Pasta Primavera 3  Grab a fork and dig in! Here’s the printable:

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Summer Veggie Pasta Primavera

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients:

1 lb. fresh fettuccine
1/4 cup butter
1 cup diced white onion
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 small zucchini, diced
1 lb. asparagus, chopped
1 small red pepper, diced
1 small yellow pepper, diced
1 cup diced carrot
1 tablespoon all purpose flour
1 cup chicken stock
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 teaspoons dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
salt & pepper, to taste
2/3 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
a little hot pasta water, if needed

Directions:

In a large pot, saute onion, garlic, zucchini, asparagus, red pepper, yellow pepper and carrots in butter over medium heat until veggies start to soften, 5-7 minutes. Sprinkle with flour and cook 1 minute. Stir in chicken stock and let mixture turn into a thick sauce. Add in spices, seasonings and cream. Stir to incorporate and reduce heat to low to keep warm.

In another large pot, bring water to boil and salt water generously. Cook fresh pasta until al dente and drain. Pour immediately into pot of sauce, sprinkle over parmesan cheese and toss. If need be, add in a little pasta water to get sauce to desired thickness. Serve immediately.

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20 Comments

  1. Ooh I really want that attachment, love the idea of easy homemade pasta!

    Have a great time on vacation :)

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  2. That dish looks super yummy! I love my pasta attachments but I haven’t used them in quite a while. Might be time to bust them out again!

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  3. I hope you are having a fabulous vacation!!! I am so afraid to make homemade pasta – it is one thing I am really intimidated to do in the kitchen.

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  4. YUUUMMMOOO!! First, lets talk about this homemade pasta business …. DELICIOUS. And the veggie overload … I love it. I need this in my life as soon as possible.

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  5. That picture of the pasta is killing me. This looks awesome girl!

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  6. What a satisfying experience to know how fresh the pasta is! I would also agree that it’s more delicious–thanks for encouraging me to get mine back out!

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  7. Okay, I have one of those pasta attachments and I can count on one hand the amount of times I’ve used it. That needs to change! Your pasta dish looks so fresh and the noodles look incredibly tender.

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  8. I’ve been wanting to get that attachment for such a long time! I’m totally making that investment soon!

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  9. Will I need to let the fresh pasta sit and harden for a while or do I throw it straight into the boiling pot of water?

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  10. I’m a huge pasta dish fan, and I’m so guilty of never actually making homemade pasta. You have seriously motivated me with this recipe. It looks so rich and delicious! It will also be a great to get my family to eat some vegetables – grilled chicken on the side for sure :)

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  11. I wish I would have had this recipe when I made homemade pasta last week. I took steamed carrots and incorporated them into the pasta, it was so good.

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  12. Looks so good, Lauren!! Hope you’re having fun!

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  13. OH how I wish I could use these attachments! My KA took a nose dive and bent the attachment hookup. :( But, if I ever get a new KA, making pasta is the first thing I want to do ! :)

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  14. This recipe looks wonderful – thanks for sharing. But I won’t be buying KA pasta attachments anytime soon unless I strike it rich. Seriously, the attachments shouldn’t cost more that the price of my KA mixer! I’m sure that homemade tastes better, but for the rare occasions I eat fresh pasta I’ll just buy it at the grocery store.

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  15. I totally rocked this for dinner last night. I used pantry pasta, but the sauce was AMAZING! A great way to use up some summer veggies!
    Thanks.

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