Friday, 29 April 2016 05:40

Springtime Mac and Cheese


Serves 6

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

1/2 cup green onions, chopped finely

2 sweet red or yellow peppers, cored, trimmed & sliced thin

2 zucchini, peeled and sliced thin

2 carrots, peeled & chopped

6 asparagus stalks, chopped

1/4 cup fresh or frozen peas

1/4 cup dry white wine

1/4 cup vegetable broth

1 tsp. fresh basil, minced

1 tsp. fresh oregano, minced

Salt and pepper to taste

1/2 lb. elbow macaroni pasta

1 tsp. Italian parsley, minced

1/2 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese 

½ cup shredded provolone cheese


Heat 1/4 cup olive oil in a 12-inch sauté pan.  Add all vegetables to the sauté pan. Cook over medium heat for 7 minutes.  


Add wine and broth.  Cook at high heat for 10-15 minutes to reduce sauce. Add basil, oregano, and half the parmesan cheese.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  


Bring a 12-quart pot of water to a boil.  Add salt, then pasta and cook until “al dente”.   


Drain pasta and toss with sauce.   


Sprinkle with parsley and remaining cheeses, and serve.

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