Access to fresh pasta has rekindled a preference for it when possible. It is different, lighter and a bit stickier which makes sauces adhere better. It cooks much faster 2-3 minutes. No. I won’t go as far as to make it from scratch.
In a non-stick fry pan, heat a little olive oil. Add hot pepper flakes and fresh chopped parsley. Add fresh chopped mushrooms. Brown. Add par-boiled asparagus pieces and brown. Or broccoli. Season with dried oregano, basil to taste. Add a couple pats of butter and heat to finish.
Meanwhile, in a separate pot, boil water and cook fresh pasta, 2-3 minutes. Drain. Toss in small fresh mozzarella balls.
Serve covered with vegetable sauce. Top with grated romano/parmesan mix and lemon zest.