Mary Berry's fettuccine primavera recipe

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Mary Berry's fettuccine primavera is a meat-free meal of fresh veg in a creamy tomato sauce with pasta ribbons.

Serves4
SkillEasy
Preparation Time5 mins
Cooking Time22 mins
Total Time27 mins
Five A DayOne

After a tasty meat-free meal in under half an hour? Try Mary Berry's medley of fresh veg like courgettes and peas tossed in a creamy tomato sauce with pasta ribbons.

Ingredients

  • 125g (4oz) asparagus, trimmed and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 125g (4oz) broccoli florets
  • 1 courgette, sliced
  • Salt and black pepper, to season
  • 3tbsp olive oil
  • 1⁄2 red and 1⁄2 yellow pepper, halved, seeded, and diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 x 200g (7oz) can chopped tomatoes
  • 90g (3oz) frozen petits pois
  • 125ml (4fl oz) double cream
  • 500g (1lb) fettuccine (long pasta ribbons)
  • 4tbsp shredded fresh basil
  • 90g (3oz) Parmesan cheese, grated, to serve (OR use a vegetarian cheese substitute like Gran moravia)

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Method

  1. Cook the asparagus, broccoli, and courgette in a large pan of boiling, salted water for 3 mins or until just tender. Drain, rinse under cold running water, and set aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a large, deep frying pan, add the peppers and garlic, and cook over a medium heat, stirring, for 4 mins or until the peppers are softened.
  3. Add the tomatoes and the petits pois, and cook for 5 mins or until the liquid in the pan is reduced by about a half.
  4. Add the asparagus, broccoli, and courgette, stir in the cream, and boil for 1-2 mins to reduce the liquid and concentrate the flavour. Add salt and pepper to taste, and remove from the heat.
  5. Cook the fettuccine in a large saucepan of boiling salted water for 8-10 mins until just tender.
  6. Drain the fettuccine thoroughly, add to the sauce, and toss over a high heat. Stir in the shredded basil and serve at once, sprinkled with Parmesan cheese.
Top Tip for making Mary Berry's fettuccine primavera

Healthy option: For a lighter, less creamy, version of this classic dish, use 1 × 400g (13oz) can chopped tomatoes and omitthe cream. Instead of sprinkling with Parmesan to serve, sprinkle with more shredded fresh basil.

Mary Berry
Mary Berry

Mary Berry CBE is one of the most loved celebrity chefs in the country. In her early 80s, she’s been on our screens showing us how to make the most delicious recipes and sweet treats for over 50 years! Mary is probably most famous for being one of the original judges on The Great British Bake Off, where she put contestants through their paces for nine years before leaving the show when it made its controversial move from the BBC to Channel Four.