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Cast Iron Primavera Casarecce

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Feel like you're yachting along the Italy coast with our Cast Iron Primavera Casarecce! A 30-minute cook time is all it takes to fall head over heels with its simplicity. And if the thought of hickory-smoked prosciutto and crisp sugared snap peas makes your mouth water, then read on to find out how to have this on a plate just in time for dinner.

Cast Iron Primavera Casarecce brings on all the fuzzy feelings of clear blue skies and cool choppy waters.

With a nod to tradition, this Italian-inspired dish awakens the need for a quick getaway adventure.

Or at least the urge to break from the norm.

But hold on!

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This soul-warming meal may be all you need to switch up your regular routine.

And you can thank prosciutto and shallots for that.

It's just something about the smell of toasted garlic, shallots, and prosciutto that screams little Italy!

Maybe it's the infusion of olive oil and chicken stock.

Or a love of old-world Italy.

Either way, after getting a whiff of the cheesy, aromatic steam oozing off the plates, you'll be hard-pressed not to skim through the latest cruise offerings to see what awaits on distant shores.  


  • 30-minute cook time
  • Lightweight
  • Bold flavor on a tight budget
  • Easy-to-find ingredients
  • Re-heat friendly

By far the best meal to feel bliss on a budget, try this quick Cast Iron Primavera Casarecce recipe for your next dinner rush.

And be sure to come back and let me know which vacation package you found yourself booking.


  • Casarecce pasta
  • Carrots
  • Snap peas
  • Olive oil
  • Prosciutto, or ham
  • Shallot
  • Dijon mustard
  • Heavy cream
  • Chicken stock
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Asparagus

As well as garlic clove, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper.


  1. With a medium-sized pot, bring your pasta to boil according to the package instructions, then drain and set aside.
  2. In another skillet, sauté your prosciutto and shallot for a few minutes, and then add in your garlic, red pepper flakes, cream, and mustard.
  3. Cook for approximately 1 minute, then add in your veggies.
  4. Transfer the mix into your drained pasta and toss until well combined.
  5. Sprinkle a pinch (or more) of parmesan cheese on top and enjoy!

For complete instructions, please scroll down to the recipe card below.


Casarecce pasta is a uniquely shaped noodle that resembles two tiny ziti noodles twisted together.

However, the big difference is that Casarecce Pasta has a thin cut down the middle, which helps retain the flavors of the ingredients you incorporate it with.

Make sure that you cook Casarecce Pasta al dente. Meaning, you don't want to go past ten (10) minutes, or else you'll have a mushy noodle that will taste good but not look so appealing.

Depending on the brand of pasta, cook according to the instructions and be sure to stir continuously. This will help the noodles not stick together- nor clump in the bottom of the pot.

And if you're looking for an interesting conversation opener, inform your dinner mates that the word Casarecce means 'homemade' and what inspired you to make this dish.


This is a quick meal, so make sure that all vegetables and meats are cleaned and pre-cut before beginning. You do not want your pasta to become cold while still chopping asparagus spears or your shallot, so save yourself the extra hassle by prepping beforehand.


I like to cook my asparagus separately from my prosciutto skillet mix and then incorporate. So, if you would like to do the same, then begin by cutting off the white bottoms of your spears and grab a medium-sized skillet, some olive oil, salt, and pepper.

Depending on the length of your asparagus, a small or large skillet may be perfect. Now lightly coat your asparagus in the mixture and toss inside the skillet until tender. Some people choose to incorporate other ingredients like lemon zest or butter, but it is not necessary.


You do not have to use prosciutto in this dish. A few thin slices of cured ham, Italian bacon, or mushrooms are all excellent substitutes that honor the dish's flavors.

Salami is a good runner-up but risks altering the taste a bit, so proceed with caution.

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Yield: 4 servings

Cast Iron Primavera Casarecce

cast iron primavera casarecce

Pasta Primavera is one of the easiest and most delicious dishes to prepare. It is named like this not only because of the time of year but also because of the number of colorful vegetables it has. This recipe is simple and is also accompanied by a delicious sauce. I hope you enjoy it!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  1. Boil pasta as directed on the package, drain, and set aside 
  2. In a skillet, saute prosciutto or ham and shallot for about 3 minutes 
  3. Add in garlic and red pepper flakes, and cook for 1 minute
  4. Stir in cream, stock, and mustard 
  5. Add in veggies and simmer for about 5 minutes 
  6. Add in drained pasta, and toss until combined 
  7. Finish with fresh parmesan cheese if desired
  8. Serve immediately and enjoy! 


The good thing about this pasta is that you can use any vegetable, it doesn't have to be the same as this recipe. It is perfect as a useful recipe when you have vegetables that are going to spoil or a small amount that you do not know what to do with.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 479Total Fat 26gSaturated Fat 15gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 84mgSodium 612mgCarbohydrates 46gFiber 4gSugar 6gProtein 16g

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  • Jessica McCoy

    Jessica McCoy is a seasoned food blogger with 14+ years of experience in the industry. As a self-taught home cook, she enjoys creating and finetuning easy recipes that are fool proof and simple for anyone to make. Her expertise is in all things kitchen: cooking tips, air fryer recipes, Instant Pot and other pressure cooking recipes, and slow cooker recipes. Jessica was the previous owner of AllSheCooks, where she focused on easy every day recipes including budget friendly dinner recipes and desserts.

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