Creole Pasta Primavera

Creole Pasta Primavera
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Primavera means “spring” in Italian and Spanish. Therefore, this dish is a celebration of spring vegetables. Chef Eliana invented Creole Pasta Primavera as a way to combine the classic Italian dish with her Louisiana roots.

Sofrito is a mixture of onion, celery, and garlic that forms the base of many Italian dishes. Other cuisines use similar combinations. The French mirepoix is onions, carrots, and celery and the Spanish sofrito is onions, garlic, and tomato. In the U.S., many Creole dishes use onions, celery and bell peppers (called the Holy Trinity) which is why you’ll also find bell peppers in this dish!

Order Chef Eliana’s Spice It Up! Creole seasoning in her store. 

By Chef Eliana

Kid Chef Eliana is the author of two cookbooks, Cool Kids Cook: Louisiana and Eliana Cooks!; the host of a weekly radio show called Cool Kids Cook on Voice America, the Internet's largest talk radio network with over 9 million monthly listeners; and a media personality. Named one of the “Top 10 Most Famous Kid Cooks” in the world by The Daily Meal and Fox News, Kid Chef Eliana is a young entrepeneur on the move. She is a 2012 Winner of New Orleans’ Gambit Weekly’s “40 Under 40” award, the youngest recipient in their history. She was a competitor in SuperChef Kids, a national webisode series produced by the creators of Iron Chef®. In 2010, Kid Chef Eliana was profiled in an exhibit at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum. She is featured in a book called The Parents’ Guide to Raising CEO Kids by Dr. Jerry Cook and Sarah L. Cook. She is also a featured kid chef on ZisBoomBah.com, a national website for kid foodies. She is an Ambassador for Healthy Fare for Kids, an organization that helps restaurants across the nation add healthy options to their kids’ menus. During Superbowl XLVII, Eliana worked with the Taste of the NFL to help “kick hunger.” In the future, Eliana plans to design chef wear and cookware for kids, create a line of spices, and host her own TV cooking show. Her mission is to educate and encourage kids to become culinary explorers. As Kid Chef Eliana always says, “Cool kids cook and get creative in the kitchen!”

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