Simple Springtime Pasta

Mix a variety of pasta shapes with vegetables for this 20 minute meatless meal.

Simple Springtime Pasta
Servings: 12 Prep 10 mins Cook 10 mins to 12 mins


  • 1 cup farfalle pasta (bow ties), spirals
  • 1 cup wagon wheel pasta
  • 1 cup fiori pasta (flower)
  • 1 cup spiral-shaped pasta
  • 1 bunch asparagus, bottoms removed and cut in 2-inch pieces
  • 1 10 ounce package frozen peas
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup fresh Parmesan cheese, shaved with a vegetable peeler

Make It

1. In four large pots, bring water to a boil. Cook pasta shapes individually according to package directions. (You may combine pastas that take the same amount of time to cook.) Three to 4 minutes before pasta is done, add asparagus and peas.

2. While the pasta is cooking, heat olive oil in a large skillet. Add garlic and saute 3 to 4 minutes, until tender. Add parsley.

3. Drain pasta and toss with oil mixture and salt. Top with shaved Parmesan.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 12; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 183, Fat, total (g): 6, chol. (mg): 3, sat. fat (g): 2, carb. (g): 25, fiber (g): 3, pro. (g): 7, sodium (mg): 280, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.