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Cream Sauce with Vegetables (Primavera)

About this recipe

Everyone knows that vegetables are good for you, but did you know they go well with pasta?

Instructions

Place a large saucepot on the stove; turn heat to just under medium and fry:

  • 2 tbsp. olive oil,
  • 2-3 cloves garlic (minced), 
  • ½ cooking onion (diced),
  • 1 cup cooked ham (diced),
  • ½ tbsp. basil, ½ tsp. salt, and ½ tsp. chili pepper.

When the onion looks good, add:

  • 1 lb. asparagus (snap off bottoms and cut into 1-inch pieces),
  • 1 cup broccoli florets,
  • ½ cup fresh or frozen peas,
  • ½ cup white wine.

Cook covered for 5-10 minutes, and then add:

  • ½ cup chicken broth from a bouillon cube, or from the Chicken Soup recipe.

Cook covered another 5-10 minutes, then turn heat to low and add:

  • 1½ cups table cream (17% MF).

Let cream warm for a few minutes, and then add:

  • 1 lb. cooked pasta.

Toss pasta with cream sauce for a few minutes while keeping burner on low. Then add lots of Parmesan cheese and serve immediately. This dish must be eaten hot.

Notes

  • Table cream is also known as cereal cream, coffee cream, or heavy cream.
  •  
    Many vegetables can be added along with, or instead of, those mentioned above (e.g., fresh green beans, caulifower pieces, or thin slices of carrot).

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