Delicious easy pasta recipe for the festive season

The perfect pasta primavera with basil, parsley and garlic for you took prepare today.

Pasta primavera with basil, parsley and garlic, doesn’t have a delectable ring to it, but how about it having it on your dinner table this festive season?

HTA School of Culinary Art has supplied us with a great recipe for the dish. Why not give it a try? Hold off on the rice and give a hearty serving of penne pasta meal that serves about four.

Here is the recipe:


  • 400g penne
  • 20g salted butter
  • 30ml olive oil
  • Two garlic cloves, crushed
  • 20g fresh Italian flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • 40g fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 15ml tomato paste
  • 300ml fresh cream
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 40g parmesan, freshly grated.


  • Boil the pasta in lots of salted boiling water until al dente and drain.
  • In a deep-frying pan or wok heat the butter and olive oil until the butter is melted. Add the garlic and herbs and cook for about a minute, add the tomato paste and stir until dissolved. Add the fresh cream, salt, and black pepper. Cook for a further two minutes.
  • Add cooked pasta to the frying pan with the sauce and toss until well combined.
  • Sprinkle with plenty of parmesan and serve immediately.

If need be, you can add one chopped red chilli when adding the herbs.

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