Pasta Primavera as seen on Food Network's Ayesha's Homemade, Season 1
Recipe courtesy of Ayesha Curry

Pasta Primavera

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 6 servings



  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the pancetta and sauté, stirring occasionally, until rendered, about 3 minutes. Drain and discard half the fat, then add the garlic and shallot to the remaining fat and cook until aromatic, stirring, about 1 minute; season with some salt.
  3. Add the asparagus, corn, favas and red pepper flakes to the skillet and sauté for about a minute. Stir in the tomatoes and allow to blister and break down a little. Stir in the kale and cook just until it wilts, then swirl in the butter to melt.
  4. Add the pasta to the boiling water and cook until al dente, 45 seconds to 1 minute, then strain, reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking water. Toss the pasta in the sauce, adding some cooking water if needed to moisten. Garnish with some basil and Parmesan shavings, and serve.