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RECIPE: Pasta Primavera with a Basic White Sauce

Recipe Courtesy of BJ’s Wholesale Clubinkitchenwithkelli

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Pasta Primavera Recipe courtesy of BJ’s Wholesale ClubPastaPrimavera

A classic dish loaded with healthy veggies.  Serves 4 at $2.44 per serving


  • 8 oz. Barilla® Linguine
  • 1 small Summer Squash, thinly sliced
  • 10 oz. Asparagus Spears, 2″ pieces
  • 8 oz. Green Giant® Baby Carrots, quartered lengthwise
  • 1 cup Berkley & Jensen® Grade A Fancy Peas, defrosted
  • 1 recipe White Sauce (below)
  • ¾ cup Sargento® Shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • Grape Tomatoes (Optional)


  • 1. Add pasta to large pot of rapidly boiling, salted water. Cook 4 minutes.
  • 2. Add all vegetables except peas to pot with pasta.  Cook until vegetables are tender and pasta is al dente.
  • 3. Drain  immediately and transfer to large serving bowl. Add peas and toss to mix.
  • 4. Prepare white sauce according to recipe. While still hot, add ½ cup shredded cheese and stir until melted.
  • 5. Pour cheese sauce over pasta-vegetable mixture and lightly toss to mix.
  • 6. Serve immediately garnished with remaining ¼ cup shredded cheese and Grape Tomato halves (optional).

BASIC WHITE SAUCE for pasta primavera Makes 2 cups.

Your microwave’s cooking times may vary.  Please watch carefully.


  • 4 Tbsp. Land O’Lakes® Sweet Butter
  • 4 Tbsp. Gold Medal® All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 cups Milk
  • Salt and Black Pepper to taste


  • 1. Melt butter on high in 1-qt., microwave-safe bowl, about 20 to 30 seconds.
  • 2. Stir in flour, using spoon to break up lumps, until smoothly blended.
  • 3. Add milk, salt and pepper and stir until completely blended.
  • 4. Microwave on high, pausing to stir every 30 seconds or so, until sauce is thick and bubbly, about 1 to 2 minutes.

Variation: Add 2 cups of shredded Cracker Barrel® Sharp Cheddar Cheese and toss with cooked elbow macaroni for mac and cheese.

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*DISCLAIMER:  BJs supplied the pasta primavera photos and recipe for my In The Kitchen With Kelli Series.  I was not sent any product or money for posting these.*

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About Kelli Miller

My husband (Ricky) of 15 years, our three wild and wonderfully different little boys, one totally spoiled little dog named Annie, and I live in a small town on the coast of Southern Alabama.


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