Serves 4 (serving size: about 1 1/4 cups)

A quick dunk of fresh carrot ribbons in the pasta cooking water softens them just enough so you can swirl them through the creamy sauce with the linguine. If you have a spiralizer, spiralize the carrots and add to the pasta cooking water 3 minutes before draining. Shaved Parmesan melts evenly into the sauce and creates lovely shards on top for a visual and textural contrast. A handful of fresh parsley and tarragon add a springy pop of green right at the end. You could also use thinly sliced chives or the green parts of green onions.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook pasta according to package directions, adding carrots during last 3 minutes of cooking. Drain.

Step 2

Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium-low. Add shallots and garlic; sauté 5 minutes. Stir in flour; cook 30 seconds. Add milk to pan; bring to a simmer. Cook 5 minutes or until reduced to about 1 1/2 cups. Stir in salt, pepper, and 1/4 cup cheese until smooth. Add pasta mixture to milk mixture; toss. Top with breadcrumbs, remaining 1/4 cup cheese, parsley, and tarragon. Serve immediately.

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