No-cream Pasta Primavera

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Pasta Primavera as the name suggests in a fresh take on pasta served with vegetables of the season. Some recipes call for a creamy sauce but the Primavera may also be prepared without.

To do a No-cream Pasta Primavera you will need 1 package penne pasta, 1 yellow squash, chopped 1 zucchini, chopped 1 carrot, julienned 1/2 red bell pepper, julienned 1/2 pint grape tomatoes, 1 cup fresh green beans, cut into pieces, 5 spears asparagus, cut into pieces, 1/4 cup olive oil, salt, coarsely ground black pepper, and lemon juice, 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning, butter, 1 large yellow onion, 2 cloves garlic, 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil leaves, 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley, 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, and 1/2 cup grated Romano cheese.

To prepare, cook the pasta in a pot of lightly salted water. Add a few drops of olive oil to the water to prevent sticking.

In a bowl, toss the squash, zucchini, carrot, bell pepper, tomatoes, green beans, asparagus, olive oil, salt, pepper, lemon juice, and Italian seasoning and bake in a preheated oven for 15 minutes until tender.

Use the remaining oil and butter and cook with the onions and garlic in a large skillet until hot. Remove from the fire and place in a large bowl. Toss with eh vegetables and add Romano cheese to taste.

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Meatball Submarine, filling

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Meaty, saucy, bready, and filling – this is the meatball submarine sandwich. To make the sauce, take 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, 1/2 small onion, finely chopped 1 stalk celery, finely chopped, 1/2 medium carrotchopped, salt, 1 28-ounce can whole plum tomatoes, crushed, 1 bay leaf, 2 fresh basil leaves.

 

For the meatballs take 4 ounces russet potato, peeled, salt,1 pound ground veal shoulder, 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese, 2 tablespoons whole milk, 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic, 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme, 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, ground pepper, and 4 to 6 pieces baguette.

 

To make the sauce heat the oil in a saucepan over medium flame and add onion, celery, carrot, and salt and cook. Stir occasionally, until soft. Stir in tomatoes and their juices, the bay leafbasil and 1/2 cup water.

 

Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens. Season. Make the meatballs by putting the potato in a saucepan with salted water and bring to a boil. Cook until the potato is tender. Cool then grate.

 

Mix the ground veal, parmesan, milkgarlic, thyme, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and salt with your hands until combined. Form the mixture into 1-inch meatballs.

 

Heat the remaining olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the meatballs and cook until browned. Add sauce and cook for a further 5 minutes. Fill the baguettepieces with meatballs and add more sauce.

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