Spring Vegetable Pasta Dinner

Make weeknight dinner fast and easy. Here's a main course recipe and three suggestions for rounding it out into a complete meal. Find out how to effortlessly dress up starters, sides, and desserts to fit the meal's main course.

The Menu

  • Herbed Pasta Primavera (see recipe below)
  • Parmesan-Topped Tomato Soup
  • Baby Lettuce and Lemon Dressing
  • Strawberry Tarts

It's always nice to start a meal with soup, and this one is no exception. The Parmesan-Topped Tomato Soup goes very well with the Herbed Pasta Primavera, which no tomatoes in the sauce. Baby Lettuce with Lemon Dressing and Strawberry Tarts bring it all together for a memorable dinner. Look for the small sponge shells in the area near the berries in the produce aisle.

Herbed Pasta Primavera

Herbed Pasta Primavera recipe

Parmesan-Topped Tomato Soup

Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Place small mounds of shredded Parmesan cheese on a nonstick cookie sheet and bake until they melt and bubble a bit, about 5 minutes. Cool on cookie sheet and then place on top of hot tomato soup for a crunchy-cheesey garnish.

Baby Lettuce and Lemon Dressing

Mix 3 parts oil to 1 part lemon juice and add a drop or two of honey to make a delicious lemon dressing for baby lettuce.

Strawberry Tarts

Spread 2 Tbs. vanilla pudding in each individual sponge shell; top with fresh strawberries.


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