Join our community of Solution Seekers!

Pasta Primavera

Place settingFrancois Dischinger
4 Hands-On Time: 0hr 05m Total Time: 0hr 10m


  • 1/2 16-ounce box ziti
  • 1/2 bunch asparagus (about 12 spears), cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 16-ounce tub mild fresh salsa
  • 4 ounces soft goat cheese
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 16-ounce bag frozen cooked shrimp, thawed


  1. Cook the pasta according to the label directions, adding the asparagus to the boiling water during the last 5 minutes of cooking. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the salsa in a large skillet over medium heat, stirring frequently until the tomatoes release their juices, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the goat cheese and sugar and heat until smooth. Add the shrimp and fold in gently until heated through, about 2 minutes.
  3. Pour the sauce over the pasta and toss.



By Tamara Frankfort and Pilar Guzman,  May 2003

Quick Tip

Add a bit of the reserved pasta cooking water if the pasta seems dry after it's been tossed with sauce.

Did you try this recipe? How did you like it?

View Earlier Comments

Top Searches in Food & Recipes

Chicken 101

Search Food & Recipes: