Spacer Tortellini Primavera
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1 package fresh three-cheese tortellini
1 cup vertically sliced baby carrots
1 1/2 c fresh peas (shelled)
2 tsp olive oil
1/3 c thinly sliced green onions
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 c vegetable broth
2 c quartered baby pattypan squash
1 c vertically sliced baby zucchini
2 c torn arugala
2 Tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley
1 Tbsp minced fresh chives
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp black pepper


  1. Cook pasta in 4 quarts boiling water for five minutes.
  2. Add carrots; cook 2 minutes.
  3. Add peas; cook 30 seconds.
  4. Drain and rinse with cold water, then drain again.
  5. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add green onions and garlic, and sauté for 2 minutes.
  6. Add pasta mixture, broth, squash, and zucchini, and bring to a boil.
  7. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer until thoroughly heated. Stir in arugala and remaining ingredients.

6 servings

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