Pasta Primavera with Lemon-Caper Sauce

Pasta Primavera with Lemon-Caper Sauce from Pillsbury™ Baking

Tags: Main Course

  • Prep Time: 30 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Ready Time: 50 min
  • Yield: 4 servings


  • 1/4 cup Crisco® Pure Olive Oil
  • 1 large red or yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus spears, trimmed, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 medium yellow squash or zucchini, quartered lengthwise, sliced 1/4-inch thick
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 8 ounces uncooked linguine pasta
  • 1 cup frozen peas and carrots


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons Pillsbury BEST™ All Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh garlic
  • 1 (14 1/2 oz.) can chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons Santa Cruz Organic® Pure Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 cup Crosse & Blackwell® Capers, drained
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese

Preparation Directions

  • HEAT oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add onion. Cook over medium-low heat 7 minutes or until soft. Add asparagus, yellow squash, salt and pepper. Cook an additional 5 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  • COOK pasta in salted water according to package directions, adding frozen peas and carrots during last 5 minutes of cooking time. Drain.
  • HEAT butter in medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in flour and garlic until blended. Gradually stir in chicken broth until smooth. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low; simmer 5 minutes. Stir in lemon juice and capers.
  • COMBINE pasta, vegetable and sauce mixtures in pasta pot. Add parsley; stir until blended. Sprinkle individual servings with cheese.

Nutritional Information Per Serving

Serving Size (1/4 of recipe), Calories 610 (Calories from Fat 280), Total Fat 32g (Saturated Fat 13g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 50mg, Sodium 1250mg, Total Carbohydrate 63g (Dietary Fiber 7g, Sugars 8g), Protein 22g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 100%, Vitamin C 50%, Calcium 30%, Iron 30%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

* Ensure all recipe ingredients are gluten free by referencing the ingredient labels, as products may vary. If uncertain, contact the ingredient manufacturer.