Spring Vegetable Pappardelle

This spring vegetable pappardelle is packed full of fresh spring vegetables, fresh Parmesan cheese and just a touch of olive oil. This pasta is spring perfection.

Spring Vegetable Pappardelle by Nutmeg Nanny

First I want to take a second to wish my totally amazing little brother a giant HAPPY BIRTHDAY!  Growing up we didn’t always get along but now that we are both grown (well, sorta grown up…in age, not maturity) we totally get each other. Plus he married a totally awesome lady who I text with about 33 thousand times a day. I wish that was a joke.

Happy birthday little brother. I hope your day is filled with every vegan treat of your dreams. And maybe a cup or two of coffee. Love you!

Happy Birthday Little Brother via Nutmeg Nanny

Ok, back to pasta! I threw together this easy pasta dish one afternoon a few weeks ago. I was craving vegetables but also wanted something that would keep me fuller than just a bowl full of sautéed vegetables. Enter the pasta addition. I normally don’t eat a lot of pasta but it was perfect in this dish. It brought a bit more bulk to the dish and kept me full until dinner time. Which is always late in our house.

There are seriously night we don’t eat until 8:30pm. 

Spring Vegetable Pappardelle by Nutmeg Nanny

Normally I wouldn’t care that we eat so late but that means that I’m in the kitchen late at night cleaning up. The worst chore ever. Well, besides laundry. I really really really hate laundry.

However, you know what worse than cleaning the kitchen late? Forgetting to clean the kitchen, waking up in the morning and walking into a dirty kitchen. Shot to the heart. It’s the worst feeling ever the second you realize you will be spending your morning scrubbing pots and pans.

I swear, I’m the worst stay at house wife. Well I do work but it’s from home. So I guess I sorta consider myself half a house wife. Right?

Spring Vegetable Pappardelle by Nutmeg Nanny

Now, this pasta is PACKED full of fresh spring vegetables – mushrooms, asparagus, tomatoes, corn, zucchini and basil. I also threw in a little Parmesan cheese because everything is better with cheese. There is really no “sauce” to this pasta dish just a hearty drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.

What’s not to love about olive oil, pasta, vegetables and cheese?

Spring Vegetable Pappardelle by Nutmeg Nanny


Spring Vegetable Pappardelle

This spring vegetable pappardelle is packed full of fresh spring vegetables, fresh Parmesan cheese and just a touch of olive oil. This pasta is spring perfection.

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes


  • 1 pound pappardelle pasta
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (more will be used later)
  • 1 zucchini squash, diced
  • 1 pound mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 shallots, sliced
  • 8 spears asparagus, diced
  • 1/2 cup sliced in half cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup frozen (or fresh) corn kernels
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup sliced fresh basil


Bring a large pot of water set over high heat to a boil. Once boiling add a pinch of kosher salt. Add pasta and cook till al dente, following box directions.

In a large skillet set over medium high heat add 2 tablespoons olive oil. Once the oil is hot add in zucchini, mushrooms and shallots. Cook until the vegetables just start to soften.

Add in asparagus, cherry tomatoes, corn and garlic. Sauté for a few more minutes until everything is soft but still has a nice fresh bite.

When the pasta is al dente, drain and add to the vegetables. Toss together, stir in Parmesan cheese and basil and drizzle with extra olive oil to keep the dish moist.

Serve immediately and enjoy warm.

26 Responses to “Spring Vegetable Pappardelle”

  1. #
    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — June 2, 2014 at 6:33 am

    Happy birthday to your bro! 🙂
    And YES! Waking up to a dirty kitchen is the ABSOLUTE worst….so much worse than cleaning late into the night.
    Love how simple this dish is…pinning!

  2. #
    Christie - Food Done Light — June 2, 2014 at 9:31 am

    I cannot stand waking up to dishes. I’d rather stay up late and get them done. This dish is gorgeous. I love how it celebrates Spring vegetables.

  3. #
    Becca Heflin — June 2, 2014 at 10:10 am

    Ohmigerd! This looks SO seriously good that I just want to throw my face into the bowl!

  4. #
    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — June 2, 2014 at 10:55 am

    What a great summer pasta recipe. Pappardelle pasta is my favorite and I love finding new recipes.

  5. #
    Coleen @ The Redhead Baker — June 2, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    Gorgeous! Love all the colors. I’m adding this to next week’s meal plan!

  6. #
    Molly @Doughvelopment — June 2, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    Love this recipe for summer! Pasta + veggies is the only way I enjoy veggies!

    I hate laundry and dishes… hehe 🙂

  7. #
    Amanda ( The Kitcheneer) — June 3, 2014 at 5:53 am

    LOVE summer pasta dishes! It’s a great way to include all those garden veggies! And yes, totally with you on waking up to dirty dishes! -shudders-

  8. #
    christine — June 3, 2014 at 7:01 am

    Beautiful dish. I love the simplicity of it. The fresh ingredients do it all.

  9. #
    Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) — June 3, 2014 at 7:41 am

    There is so much goodness in this pasta! I love it!

  10. #
    The Food Hunter — June 3, 2014 at 8:19 am

    I love everything about this!

  11. #
    Renee - Kudos Kitchen — June 3, 2014 at 8:51 am

    Happy Birthday to your little brother!
    I’m always left speechless by your beautiful photos, Brandy!
    Your pasta dish? AMAZING!

  12. #
    Sarah Caron (Sarah's Cucina Bella) — June 3, 2014 at 9:38 am

    Pappardelle is my FAVORITE pasta. This looks incredible.

  13. #
    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl — June 3, 2014 at 11:28 am

    Love how happy vegetable this dish is! Looks so fresh and oh so pretty!

  14. #
    Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes — June 3, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    Oh I love the colors in this dish!! So summery!!

  15. #
    Paula - bell'alimento — June 3, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    This just speaks my language.

  16. #
    Angie | Big Bear's Wife — June 3, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    I just can’t get over those photos! I’m in love with the colors! Everything looks so, so good!

  17. #
    Susan — June 3, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    Pass me a bowl full of pasta! Also we are late eaters, sometimes it’s 10pm before we finish dinner and I always go “how did it get so late!?”

  18. #
    Jessica (Savory Experiments) — June 3, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    Light, simple and perfect. Your photos are amazing!

  19. #
    Colleen (Souffle Bombay) — June 4, 2014 at 10:33 am

    This is a perfect late night pasta! Happy birthday to your brother!

  20. #
    Meredith in sock monkey slippers — June 4, 2014 at 11:15 am

    Great weeknight meal! Happy birthday to your bro!

  21. #
    Joanne — June 5, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    Now that I’m not allowed to get my pinky wet due to injury, the.boy has been doing the dishes and it is the BEST EVER. Mostly because now he totally feels my pain at having to wash the dishes at night.

    Love this veggielicious pasta!!

  22. #
    Sherri@The Well Floured Kitchen — June 5, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    Hate cleaning the kitchen. And the worst is if the dishwasher is full when it is time to load up the dinner dishes. Waking up to last nights mess- the worst I agree. Pasta looks so pretty!

  23. #
    Katie — June 6, 2014 at 8:11 am

    This pasta sounds divine! I can relate to the dishes that tend to longer into the next day. Before we had a baby we never had any dishes sit in the sink… It’s a good day if by the end of the day the sink gets cleared out!


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