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Healthified Tomato-Basil Pasta Primavera

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83% less fat • 89% less cholesterol than the original recipe. Thyme and basil punch up satisfying fresh flavor in this light vegetarian entrée.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 35 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

8
ounces dried whole wheat or whole grain penne or mostaccioli
2
cups Green Giant™ frozen sugar snap peas
1
cup assorted fresh vegetables (such as fresh red sweet pepper strips, 2-inch-long pieces trimmed fresh asparagus, and/or quartered-lengthwise packaged peeled baby carrots)
1
cup sliced zucchini or summer squash
1
cup halved cherry tomatoes
1/2
cup Progresso™ reduced-sodium chicken broth
3
tablespoons Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/4
teaspoon salt
1 1/4
cups low-fat milk
1/4
cup dry sherry or Progresso™ reduced-sodium chicken broth
3/4
cup finely shredded Parmesan or Asiago cheese (3 ounces)
1/2
cup lightly packed fresh basil, coarsely chopped
4
teaspoons snipped fresh thyme or oregano
1/3
cup sliced green onions (optional)

Directions

  • 1 In a 4-quart Dutch oven, cook pasta according to package directions; add the sugar snap peas and the 1 cup assorted vegetables for the last 2 minutes of cooking. Drain well. Return to hot Dutch oven. Add zucchini and cherry tomatoes.
  • 2 In a medium saucepan, whisk together chicken broth, flour, and salt until smooth. Stir in milk and sherry. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly; cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Remove from heat; stir in cheese, basil, and thyme.
  • 3 Add herb sauce to pasta mixture; toss gently to coat. Divide among six serving plates. If desired, sprinkle with green onions.

Nutrition Info

The Quick Take: Healthified

  • Calories Reduced By 210
  • Fat Reduced By 24g
  • Dietary Fiber Added 3g
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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 1/3 cups
Calories
280
(
Calories from Fat
45),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
550mg
550%;
Total Carbohydrate
42g
42%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
14g
14%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
60%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
30%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

The Original vs. Healthified

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Before After
8 ounces dried penne or mostaccioli 8 ounces dried whole wheat or whole grain penne or mostaccioli
1 cup frozen sugar snap peas 2 cups Green Giant® frozen sugar snap peas
1/2 cup chicken broth 1 cup sliced zucchini or summer squash
3 tablespoons butter 1/2 cup Progresso® reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cups whipping cream 1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups low-fat milk
Nutritional Highlights
Calories
 
 
460 (before)
250 (after)
Cholesterol
 
 
95 mg (before)
10 mg (after)
Dietary Fiber
 
 
3 g (before)
6 g (after)
Saturated Fat
 
 
18 g (before)
2 1/2 g (after)
Sodium
 
 
760 mg (before)
400 mg (after)
Total Fat
 
 
29 g (before)
5 g (after)

Ratings & Reviews

We calculated the nutrition of this recipe at the time it was created on 07/24/2012. NOTE: We do not include optional ingredients in our calculations. If concerned about gluten-free, non-dairy, vegetarian or vegan status, always read ingredient labels to make sure each recipe ingredient meets requirements. Products and ingredient sources can change.

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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 1/3 cups
Calories
280
(
Calories from Fat
45),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
550mg
550%;
Total Carbohydrate
42g
42%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
14g
14%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
60%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
30%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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