Simple Pasta Primavera



We were asked to type up our favorite summer recipes for my son’s kindergarden glass, so I figured I would share it with you all! Hopefully it’ll bring a warm breeze to your heart, as you think of hotter days! ; – )

Simple Pasta Primavera

This recipe is a perfect, quick, meal solution with most of your food groups!

Prep time: About 15 minutes

INGREDIENTS:

  • One box of (8 servings) Barilla Penne Pasta
  • One pint of grape tomatoes
  • 8 oz container of mozzarella bites
  • 2 oz of grated fresh basil
  • 8 oz of grilled chicken cubes OR 6 oz of tuna (Optional)
  • 3 Tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon of salt

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Bring water to a boil
  2. Add salt to water
  3. Mix in salt
  4. Add pasta box to water and cook 7-9 minutes so it is to “Al Dente” firmness
  5. While pasta is cooking, put olive oil, tomatoes, mozzarella, basil and/or optional protein source of chicken or tuna into large pasta serving bowl.
  6. Once pasta is cooked, drain pasta (DO NOT RINSE).
  7. (Optional step) If you like extra moisture to your pasta, place a clean, small bowl underneath your strainer to catch some of the clean, boiled water. Add about 3 oz of the water to the pasta mixture to add moisture.
  8. Let pasta cool in strainer for about 3 minutes (Not too long, or it will stick).
  9. Place pasta in bowl wit hthe rest of the ingredients and toss!
  10. Voila, you’ve got your quick and simple Pasta Primavera.


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