Healthified Tomato-Basil Pasta Primavera

Healthified Tomato-Basil Pasta Primavera

83% less fat • 89% less cholesterol than the original recipe. Thyme and basil punch up satisfying fresh flavor in this light vegetarian entrée. 6 servings

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

35

Minutes

Makes

6

servings

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)
  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.
Makes 6 servings

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 1/3 cups)
  • Calories 280
    • (Calories from Fat 45),
  • Total Fat 5g
    • (Saturated Fat 3g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 10mg;
  • Sodium 550mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 42g
    • (Dietary Fiber 4g,
    • Sugars 6g),
  • Protein 14g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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.