Pasta Alfredo Primavera

// Pasta Alfredo Primavera

Prep Time

10 mins

Cook Time

15-16 mins

Free Time

to stop and smell the roses

This creamy pasta dish celebrates spring with fresh peas and asparagus. It might seem like a lot of water, but don’t worry! The remaining pasta water will help create a smooth, creamy, emulsified sauce.

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What You’ll Need

What You’ll Need

The Medium Deep Dish

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The Medium Deep Dish


  • cups (120g) short pasta, such as casareccia 
  • cups (410ml) water
  • ½ teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ (30g) small red onion, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup (40g) frozen peas
  • 6 asparagus stalks, ends trimmed and cut into 1” pieces
  • 3 tablespoons (40g) sour cream, creme fraiche, or Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons crispy onions or shallots


  1. Add the pasta, water, salt, olive oil, and red onion in the Anyday dish and stir to combine. Cook uncovered for 12 minutes, or until the pasta is al dente. 
  2. Add the peas and asparagus, stir to combine and continue cooking for 3-4 minutes, or until the asparagus is tender.
  3. Toss in the sour cream, lemon juice, and parmesan and mix well.
  4. Top with crispy shallots or onions and enjoy.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • Add some dry mushrooms for a delicious earthy twist.
  • Add cooked crab meat alongside the veggies for a delicious seaside-inspired meal.
  • Enjoy cold as a pasta salad. If needed add some creamy dressing or tzatziki sauce to give it a summer salad feel. 

Recipe notes

  • If red onions are unavailable, use spring onions or ramps instead.
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed

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