Easy Pasta and Pepper Primavera

Easy Pasta and Pepper Primavera

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

This quick and Easy Pasta and Pepper Primavera certainly lives up to its name. This recipe is perfect when crunched for time, as a bonus, each serving is loaded with fiber, protein and Vitamin C.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 4 ounces dried multigrain spaghetti
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons bottled minced garlic (see Tip)
  • 1 (16 ounce) package frozen peppers and onion or sugar snap stir-fry vegetables
  • 1 (15 ounce) can cannellini beans (white kidney beans), rinsed and drained
  • ¼ cup dry white wine or reduced-sodium vegetable broth
  • ½ teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel (set aside)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 ounce Parmesan cheese, shaved


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  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add garlic (see Tips); cook and stir for 30 seconds. Add frozen vegetables. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Add beans, white wine, lemon juice, thyme, salt, black pepper and crushed red pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cook, uncovered, about 4 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Stir in butter.
  3. Drain pasta. Add pasta to vegetable mixture in skillet. Toss gently to combine.
  4. To serve, divide pasta mixture among four shallow bowls. Sprinkle with Parmesan shavings and lemon peel.
  • Tip: If you prefer to use fresh garlic, substitute 4 cloves garlic, minced.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1¼ cup
  • Per serving: 272 calories; 9 g fat(3 g sat); 7 g fiber; 37 g carbohydrates; 13 g protein; 1 mcg folate; 12 mg cholesterol; 5 g sugars; 810 IU vitamin A; 43 mg vitamin C; 116 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 410 mg sodium; 141 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (72% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat, 1 lean protein, 1 vegetables

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