As we anticipate the start of Spring, this one-pot pasta dish captures the freshness and excitement of spring camping. Loaded with veggies and tangy goat cheese, this Pasta Primavera is a quick and easy meal to throw together at the end of the day.
Featuring lightly cooked vegetables, chevre goat cheese, and a squeeze of lemon, this dish has a wonderfully bright flavor that perfectly complements the season.
To start, lightly sauté some zucchini, yellow squash, and cherry tomatoes in a skillet, and then remove and set aside. In the same skillet, add your pasta and just enough water to cover.
Over medium-high heat, bring the water to a boil and stir frequently until the pasta absorbs nearly all the water. Then add the vegetables back into the skillet, along with the goat cheese and juice of half a lemon.
The starchy pasta water combines with goat cheese to create an incredible sauce that evenly coats the pasta and vegetables.
Springtime in a skillet, this Pasta Primavera was a simple way to experience the freshness of the new season. So for your next springtime camping trip, give this one skillet meal a try!
- 1 zucchini
- 1 yellow summer squash
- 4 oz. cherry tomatoes
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 4 oz. pasta
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 oz. goat cheese
- Lemon juice, optional
- Slice the zucchini and squash into ¼ inch slices. Cut the cherry tomatoes in half. Mince the garlic.
- Heat the oil in a high-sided skillet. Once hot, add the vegetables and saute until the squash is soft, about 8 minutes. Remove the vegetables from the skillet and set aside.
- Add the pasta, salt, and just enough water to cover the pasta to the skillet. Bring the water to a boil over medium heat and cook until the pasta is tender, about 10 minutes (this time may vary depending on the pasta you use). Be sure to stir frequently to ensure even cooking. If the water boils off before the pasta is tender, you can always add a bit more. Once the pasta has cooked through, remove the skillet from the heat.
- Stir in the goat cheese to coat the pasta. Add the vegetables back to the skillet and stir to combine. Finish with a squeeze of lemon, serve & enjoy!