Pesto Pasta Primavera w/ Local Bread (Vegetarian)

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Unpack Your Kit Ingredients

curly egg noodles
extra virgin olive oil*
chopped onion
chopped carrot
chopped celery
mixed seasonal veggies (Bates County Produce)
baby spinach leaves
roasted garlic
local pesto (Cal-Ann Farms)
grated parmesan

local bread (Farm to Market)

*If the oil has solidified in the fridge, place the sealed container in warm water. It will return to a liquid.

Grab Your Cookware and Staples

large pot
colander or strainer
large skillet
salt and pepper

Step 1: Boil the Noodles

BOIL 6 cups of water and a pinch of salt in a large pot over high heat.

ADD the egg noodles and cook until al dente, about 8 minutes. Drain.

Step 2: Sauté the Veggies

While the noodles boil...

HEAT the HALF extra virgin olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

ADD the mirepoix and remaining extra virgin olive oil. (What’s mirepoix? See note below.)

SAUTÈ until just golden, about 5 minutes.

ADD the mixed seasonal veggies and sauté until crisp tender, about 5 minutes more.

SEASON to taste with salt and pepper.


Mire-Whaaaaa?  That’s mirepoix, pronounced “meer-pwah.” This is a fancy French word for diced veggies (typically onion, celery and carrot) that add a base layer of flavor.  Mirepoix is cooked over gentle heat to sweeten and soften without browning or caramelization.

Step 3: Add the Spinach and Garlic

STIR in the baby spinach and roasted garlic, and season to taste with salt and pepper.

COOK until the spinach is wilted but still bright green, about 2 minutes.

Step 4: Serve It Up

ADD the drained noodles to the skillet.

STIR in the pesto.

TASTE and re-season as needed with salt and pepper.

SPRINKLE with grated parmesan and serve with a side of local bread and butter. Enjoy!


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Good Food for Real People

At Happy Food Co., we source our ingredients from the finest local and regional suppliers so you can feel great about what you’re putting on the table.

We know that eating well is important to you, and we’re delighted to be part of your evening dinner. Hope you enjoy this meal as much as we loved designing it for you.

— Chef K


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