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Fresh Lemon & Sage Veggie Pasta

Fresh Lemon & Sage Veggie Pasta Recipe | Veggie Pasta | Weeknight Meals | Healthy Food Options
After almost two full seasons of Worden Farm veggie goodness, my kids have (thankfully) gone from literally freaking out at the site of anything green to actually asking for more vegetables on a regular basis.  It’s a transformation I never expected, but I am definitely not complaining!

Even so, their all-time favorite food is still (and may always be) pasta, especially “butterfly noodles” (farfalle), as they call it. This yummy recipe found a way to combine all the fresh veggie goodness of Worden Farm with their favorite pasta, and even threw in a little cheese (yum!) and fresh-squeezed lemon (from our lemon tree) for good measure.  It was a fabulous combination and got rave reviews from everyone in the family!  Better yet, it was super easy to whip up in less than 30 minutes, making it a great choice for busy weeknights.

Here is what you need:

2 tablespoons olive oil
4 tablespoons butter
4 medium carrots, peeled
6-8 green onions
1 head broccoli
1 bunch fresh sage, stems removed
16 ounces (about 1 1/2 boxes) uncooked farfalle noodles
2 tablespoons melted butter
1 lemon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
8 ounces grated mozzarella cheese

 

Fresh Lemon & Sage Veggie Pasta Recipe | Veggie Pasta | Weeknight Meals | Healthy Food OptionsStep 1:  Cut carrots into matchsticks, chop green onions and broccoli into small bite size pieces.  Bring water to a boil in large pot.

Fresh Lemon & Sage Veggie Pasta Recipe | Veggie Pasta | Weeknight Meals | Healthy Food Options

Step 2: Melt 4 tablespoons butter with olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat.  Add carrots and broccoli; cook until slightly soft, about 5-6 minutes.  Add green onions and sage, stirring until lightly brown, approximately 7-8 minutes longer.  Meanwhile, cook pasta according to directions.

Fresh Lemon & Sage Veggie Pasta Recipe | Veggie Pasta | Weeknight Meals | Healthy Food Options

Step 3:  Cut lemon in half; squeeze juice into melted butter, then add salt and pepper; set aside.

Fresh Lemon & Sage Veggie Pasta Recipe | Veggie Pasta | Weeknight Meals | Healthy Food Options

Step 4: Drain pasta and return to pot.  Mix in vegetables, then toss well with lemon butter mixture.  Mix in parmesan & mozzarella cheeses; serve immediately.

Fresh Lemon & Sage Veggie Pasta Recipe | Veggie Pasta | Weeknight Meals | Healthy Food Options

Fresh Lemon & Sage Veggie Pasta Recipe | Veggie Pasta | Weeknight Meals | Healthy Food Options

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What’s your favorite fresh way to prepare pasta?

7 Comments

  1. Jenn
    March 22 at 01:50PM

    Yum! That looks delicious

  2. March 22 at 02:09PM

    This looks so yummy!

  3. Elizabeth
    September 12 at 07:38PM

    I made this tonight and it went really well around the table! Superb!

  4. Anonymous
    June 24 at 07:42PM

    Looks amazing !!
    I’m gonna try this tonight.

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