What better way to get your veggies in than with a savory Italian dish like Pasta Primavera. My version combines a little bit of heat from red pepper flakes with fresh vegetables, herbs and the smokey flavor of a smoked Gouda cheese. It’s a wonderful combination of crunchy and creamy.
- 8 ounces uncooked whole wheat spaghetti
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 8 ounces crimini mushrooms, sliced
- 2 small zucchini, sliced
- dried oregano to taste
- salt and pepper to taste
- 12 black olives, pitted and sliced
- 1 ounce crumbled feta cheese
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add spaghetti and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat, and saute the garlic 2 minutes. Mix in mushrooms and zucchini. Season with oregano, salt, and pepper. Stir in olives, and cook until heated through. Place pasta in the skillet, toss to coat, and continue cooking about 2 minutes. Top with feta cheese to serve.
Preparation time: 30 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 50 mins
Servings: 8 – Yield: 8 servings