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Charlie's Pasta Primavera Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
April Jensen
Added: Sunday, November 1, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 T. extra-virgin olive oil
1 c. seeded, chopped bell peppers
1 c. chopped onion
1 tsp. chopped garlic
2 c. diced zucchini
1 pound thin asparagus, trimmed and cute into 1-inch lengths
2 c. cored, chopped fresh tomatoes
2 T. fresh oregano
1 tsp. salt
Pinch ground pepper
8 oz. dry whole-wheat penne
4 c. baby spinach
4 T. grated Parmesan cheese

Directions:
Directions:
Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the bell peppers, onions, garlic and cook stirring frequently about 5 minutes. Add the zucchini, asparagus, tomatoes, oregano, salt and pepper. Stir well. Reduce heat to medium low and cook uncovered for 10 to 15 minutes stirring occasionally. Keep warm over low heat. Cook penne pasta as directed. Reserve 1/2 c. cooking water and drain the pasta. Add the penne and spinach to the vegetables and stir thoroughly. Let sit over low heat about 1 minute. Stir in about 1/4 c. reserved cooking water if mixture is dry. Serve with Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
There are only 345 calories per serving. You can substitute any pasta for the penne. You can substitute fresh green beans for the asparagus.

 

 

 

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