Delight your taste buds with this Lemon Leek Pasta! Packed with nutritious vegetables and bright, citrusy notes, this dish is a perfect way to add some freshness and variety to your dinner routine. It’s also quick and easy to prepare, making it an ideal option for busy nights when you crave a satisfying meal without spending hours in the kitchen.
Dig into a delicious mixture of sautéed leeks, shaved Brussels sprouts, kale and whole wheat fettucine pasta infused with zesty lemon juice. Finished off with a mouthwatering medley of asiago cheese and toasted pine nuts, every bite is filled with major flavor and nutrition! Learn how to whip up this delicious leek pasta step-by-step, and we promise you won’t be disappointed!
Fire up the skillet and enjoy a warm, delicious bowl of pasta with veggies! Start by heating up some olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Throw in thinly sliced leeks and let them sauté for five minutes.
Next, add Brussels sprouts that you’ve shaved to perfection. You also may be able to find them already shaved in the grocery store! Cook them for three to four minutes before tossing chopped kale into the mix too. Continue to cook the veggies until the kale is soft and wilted.
Finish off the veggies with some black pepper, then take your cooked whole wheat fettuccine noodles (using tongs!) and swirl them into the veggie medley so they can soak up all those yummy flavors while adding their own beautiful contribution to the dish.
Finally, don’t forget to add some lemon juice and asiago cheese for a citrusy and cheesy flavor! To really make this satisfying meal complete, serve generously garnished with pine nuts and extra Asiago on top.
This recipe makes two servings, so it’s great if you’re cooking dinner for two! You could also save the second dish for an easy dinner tomorrow.
Leeks and pasta complement each other perfectly, creating a delicious and satisfying meal. Just like most pasta recipes, this Lemon Leek Pasta is easy to customize! You can swap the veggies, cheese, nuts and seasonings if you’d like. Mix things up with these inspired ingredient and flavor combinations:
With these ingredient and flavor combinations, you can create healthy, nutrient-rich and delicious pasta dishes with leeks. Check out the Nutrisystem Grocery Guide for ideas and serving sizes!