Pasta and Vegetables with Lemon and Basil

Pasta and Vegetables with Lemon and Basil

  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total: 20 min
  • Serving: 4 Servings

Use the frozen mixed vegetables of your choice for this classic pasta dish with clean and simple flavors. Serve with a bottle of white Pinot Grigio.

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  • 1 cup packaged dried orecchiette pasta
  • 1-1/2 cups loose-pack frozen mixed vegetables
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon snipped parsley
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil, crushed
  • sea salt and freshly ground pepper


  1. Cook the pasta in accordance with package directions, making sure to add the frozen vegetables during the last 5 minutes of cooking.
  2. In the meantime, place the butter into a sauté pan over medium heat. Once melted, add the parsley, garlic, lemon peel, basil, and a few pinches of salt and pepper, and sauté for 1-1/2 minutes.
  3. Transfer the parsley mixture to the hot pasta, toss well to combine and then serve immediately.


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