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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 415.9
  • Total Fat: 11.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 52.7 mg
  • Sodium: 456.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 46.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 9.6 g
  • Protein: 33.0 g

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Noodles with Easy Peanut Sauce

Submitted by: CHEF_MEG
Noodles with Easy Peanut Sauce

Introduction

This quick and easy meal is a hit with kids. If they can't tolerate spicy foods, reduce or omit the sriracha. This quick and easy meal is a hit with kids. If they can't tolerate spicy foods, reduce or omit the sriracha.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    4 ounces whole wheat spaghetti
    1 package (10 ounces) frozen broccoli florets
    1 cup shredded carrots
    1/4 cup natural peanut butter
    2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce (use low-sodium variety if you prefer)
    2 garlic cloves, minced
    1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
    1/3 cup warm water
    1 teaspoon sriracha sauce (Thai hot sauce, available in the Asian food aisle)

    Pre-cooked protein of your choice:
    2 cups shelled edamame
    12 ounces cooked chicken breasts, chopped (calculated in the nutrition info)
    12 ounces cooked tofu

    To garnish:
    sesame seeds
    fresh cilantro

Directions

Cook the pasta and broccoli according to package directions.
Combine the peanut butter, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, water, and sriracha in a small bowl.

One minute before you drain the pasta, add the carrots to the pot. Drain and add the pasta, vegetables, your choice of protein and sauce to the pot. Heat through and serve.

Makes 4 two-cup servings.

Garnish as desired.






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  • Incredible!
    37 of 40 people found this review helpful
    sriracha is also known as "rooster sauce"(because is has a rooster on the bottle) and is a spicy red pepper sauce. You can substitute sweet chili paste, but we use half rooster sauce half sweet chili paste at our house. Also, be sure to add some fresh minced ginger! Also like it with udon noodles. - 1/11/11

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  • 36 of 37 people found this review helpful
    one ounce of soy sauce is 2 tablespoons.

    sriracha sauce is asian hot sauce. - 1/11/11

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  • Incredible!
    21 of 24 people found this review helpful
    This one was great! I did not have the srirachan sauce so I used red pepper flakes to spice it up.I also added just a sprikle of chopped peanuts to the top to add crunch. I will do this again. Can't wait to have the leftovers for lunch this week! - 1/11/11

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  • Incredible!
    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
    I make these often. When I am in a hurry I use a bag of broccoli slaw and call it good. And I tend to add extra sriracha sauce. - 1/11/12

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  • O.K.
    13 of 15 people found this review helpful
    I had to double the sauce recipe because I had no where near enough to even lightly coat everything and it was pretty boring. - 1/16/11

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  • 12 of 18 people found this review helpful
    Check the sodium content - FAST!! 2TBS soy sauce = 1805 mg sodium. Divided by 4 servings = 451 mg....for the soy sauce alone. - 1/12/11

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    awesome! used crunchy pb and omitted siracha sauce. added shrimp and used white pasta. super yummy. 1 oz of soy sauce is 2 tbsp. - 1/12/11

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  • 9 of 12 people found this review helpful
    Would be really helpful if the photo bore some relationship to the recipe! Cannot see broccoli or carrot or any protein. But I can see loose peanuts and spring onions neither of which were mentioned! - 9/8/13

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  • Very Good
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    This will work. Try it with cooked turkey or even lean ham.
    Note that there are two Sriracha sauces. I assume this recipe calls for the spicy. But if you've got kids, maybe try the sweet version. - 1/11/11

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  • 7 of 8 people found this review helpful
    You could also substitute Kraft Free Catalina dressing for the Sriracha sauce...not spicy at all. - 5/24/11

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Sub 1 Tbsp tahini (sesame paste) in lieu of peanut butter. Tahini needs to be thinned with water anyways so you'll get more sauce for fewer calories. - 6/19/12

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  • O.K.
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I'm not a good cook but the recipe seemed pretty simple to follow but all I tasted was peanut butter, it was thick and pastey. It seemed like it needed something liquid so I added more soy sauce, it didn't help. I couldn't eat it. - 9/18/12

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    My family loves this recipe. I have made it with chicken, pork and pot stickers (dumplings) and it is great with any of them. I can't belive I finally know how to make an Asian dish. - 7/6/11

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I loved this dish! Making it all in one pot made for easy clean-up. I used brown rice spagetti noodles and leftover beef from a roast. I left the sriracha out until the very end, after I had served the kids. I will definitely be making this again. - 1/12/11

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I finally figured it out: whole wheat pasta needs the high end of the cooking time, or it will be yucky. Also, mix the sauce in a small bowl as it says; m.b. add some pasta sauce. I treid to save washing; dumped the sauce ingredients into the noodles and the pb did not melt as I thought it would. - 2/5/13

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Its a great quick/cheap dish. I used silken tofu for the protein and I sauteed it before mixing it into the noodles so it wasn't so mushy. If I were to do it again (which I am) I would use firm/extra firm tofu instead. Otherwise, great recipe! - 7/7/12

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  • 2 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I'm going to try this tonight and add shrimp and some more veggies to make it a larger for feeding more people. Thanks! - 1/11/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I really enjoyed this recipe a lot. My son said it was "ok". I used shrimp. Thanks for the idea! - 2/10/14

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    LANASMOM is correct. The nutrition for the recipe doesn't list peanuts and lists 25 calories from butter which is not in the recipe. Also PENNE PASTA? That's in the nutrition specs but the recipe calls for ww spaghetti???? I know we have to be flexible but we are working hard here to count stuff. - 9/8/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this for 2 by reducing the pasta to 2 servings. I substituted snap peas for the broccoli & carrots, skipped the additional protein, but added dry roasted peanuts. I also reduced the sriracha sauce to 1/2 tsp but used the 1 tbs peanut butter and 1 tbs soy sauce. The result was yummy! - 9/9/12

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    a great hi-protein dinner. Great for us gastric bypass members. - 1/17/12

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I uploaded a photo that represents the correct recipe! Try this one, its really good if you tweak it a bit. =] - 1/11/12

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    what is sriracha sauce? where do I find it at the Grocery Store? - 1/11/11

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  • 1 of 8 people found this review helpful
    How much is one ounce of soy sauce?? - 1/11/11

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  • You can use the Low Sodium Soy Sauce. I'm making this tonight! - 2/5/14

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  • It's what's for dinner! Delicious! - 1/30/14

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  • Even my kids loved it! - 1/19/14

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  • I didn't have sriracha sauce so I substituted Cholula hot sauce and added a few dashes of red pepper flakes. I also used ginger powder instead of fresh because that's what I had. Turned out really yummy and so easy! - 1/15/14

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  • We really liked the flavor of this. I used crunchy peanut butter and added some green onions served it as a side with Simply Asia chicken & vegetable stir-fry, YUM! - 10/15/13

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  • I loved this recipe! I added more sriracha sauce than the recipe called for since my husband and I like spicy food (1 Tbsp rather than 1 tsp - perfect). Next time, I think I will use a little less peanut butter (at husband's request) and add some peanuts for crunch. - 9/25/13

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  • MMMMMmmmmmmm....! I was out of sriacha, so I just added some red pepper flakes. If you want to keep the calorie count the same but want to use edamame instead of the chicken, use 1 1/2 cups instead of 2. My only complaint is that the picture does not match the ingredients. - 9/24/13

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  • That's a LOT of sodium. - 9/24/13

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  • Healthy and anxious to try. - 9/14/13

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  • perhaps I used too much spaghetti, but it needed a bit more sauce. I'll double the sauce next time and add more hot sauce too. Added thinly sliced red peppers for colou and nutriative value. Wonderful, and easy. Sitting at the table 25 minutes after I decided to make it. - 9/13/13

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  • Going to try this without the nuts. - 9/12/13

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  • I am totally confused the email says 287 calories..the recipe says 415! likely to do the 287, not likely to do the 415 with that much sodium..in fact, nothing about that seemed all that great for you. - 9/12/13

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  • Tasty and easy. - 9/11/13

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  • Awesome, SP! THANKS for updating the pic! - 9/9/13

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  • It look good can`t wait to try it - 9/9/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    WILL TRY THIS Mmmmmmmmmmm - 9/8/13

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  • I, too, needed more sauce. I like the recipe though, and have madenit more than once. - 7/30/13

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  • Was kind of bland. - 2/3/13

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  • Use PB2 powdered peanut butter, reconstituted with water, to cut calories and fat. And julienne the carrots, chop the broccoli and add scallions, cut on the diagonal. - 1/7/13

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  • this is a good reciepe to have in our file of foods that serve a great meal . cheaper to make then any hig fat meat . - 11/14/12

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  • The second photo does show the recipe the way it is posted.
    - 11/14/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Someone needs to edit the picture - 11/14/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Adding my voice to the chorus of comments on the photo. I was hoping to learn what *that* dish was. Why is the photo of this dish hidden in 'More photos of this recipe' to the right hand side? - 11/14/12

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  • Liked this with tofu, have added it to my cook book because it is a basic which can have lots of variations. - 9/9/12

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  • O.K.
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    The sodium calculations appears to be incorrect, i.e. too low. One ounce of soy sauce alone (not accounting for sodium in other ingredients) would make the sodium amount to be about 450 mg. in each serving. - 9/9/12

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  • to what sauce you can find it similar I live in Uruguay and nowbody knows what this sauce is. - 9/8/12

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  • Delicious!!!!! - 9/8/12

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  • I can't wait to try this. I'm going to add julienne cucumbers for crunch and some chopped peanuts for protein!! - 9/8/12

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  • love this - 9/8/12

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  • My family really enjoyed this recipe! - 8/24/12

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  • The name, picture and recipe are not the same thing... - 7/8/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I wish the picture was of Chef Meg's recipe! Where are the carrots and broccoli? Where did the actual nuts come from? So does the nutritional value relate to what is pictured or the recipe. For the discussion, 2 Tbsp = 1 fl oz. while 4 Tbsp = 2oz or 1/4 cup. - 7/5/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It's too bad that the picture isn't actually of the food in the recipe. The picture doesn't show any broccoli and has peanuts on the top which makes it look entirely different and a little misleading. - 7/5/12

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  • thanks for the heads-up on the sodium! - 7/5/12

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  • Sorry Ladies 1oz equals 4 Tablespoons of liquids!!!! - 6/19/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    add more veg. and omit the meat and lower calories - 6/19/12

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  • I might have to try this tonight! but might change the nut? to almonds, hope that's ok? - 6/19/12

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  • This is delicious. I'm going to see if the cooks at school will use it. - 4/16/12

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  • This was pretty tasty. I ended up adding an extra splash of soy sauce to the finished product (I also used extra sriracha when I was making it). - 4/7/12

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  • WOW! This is great. I used whole wheat angel hair, carrot "sticks," spinach, and a can of chicken breast. Can't wait to try it w/ shrimp and share the recipe w/ my daughter-in-law and daughter. - 3/19/12

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  • Very good! My husband raved about it and fought me for leftovers. I would probably like it better with almost double the sauce, but then it wouldn't be as low calories ;) - 3/15/12

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It was tasty, but as some others have mentioned, there didn't seem to be enough sauce. - 2/4/12

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  • We made as written except w/ only 1/2 tsp. Sriracha sauce because we had not ever used it before. Will use more next time. I agree w/ RHARRIS524 the noodle flavor overpowered the sauce at the current proportions. It needs more sauce for more flavor. - 1/15/12

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  • Bad
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My husband and I unfortunately did not care for this. It was too spicy and all I could taste was peanut butter. - 1/13/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    tasty---easy-- - 1/11/12

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  • Love new pasta ideas! - 1/11/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Ummm, I am looking at this picture and it doesn't match the recipe. In the pic, there is no broccoli or carrots for one thing. Well, I will try it anyway. - 1/11/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Yep, picture seems to be of another recipe entirely (except for the noodles) - 1/11/12

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  • This is a great option for peanut noodles. It can easily be made without the tofu but don't pass up the adventure of trying it! - 1/11/12

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  • Absolutely delicious, don't need to be a child to enjoy this! - 1/11/12

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  • This sounds good! Especially of you are a picky eater! - 1/11/12

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  • Soooo tasty! - 7/18/11

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  • pretty good ratios for a recipe like this, a little tahini will make it more like cold sesame noodles from your Chinese restaurant. this dish is one of those things that people love or just can't warm up to... - 7/7/11

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  • used generous portions of veg. added small amount of lemon juice. used double the sauce recommended - i know, I know, but i felt it was needed. With all that - very tasty! also, put into pot with pasta with about 3 minutes left to go (instead of only 1 minute) - 6/3/11

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I had to leave off one ingrediant as it would have made it too spicy for my husband and I to eat; therefore it was a bit bland, so we need to find a different ingrediant to give it a bit more flavor. Overall it was good though. - 5/31/11

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  • What is sriracha? - 5/24/11

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  • This was great! Not overly spicy and a nice change of pace. Made it with chicken. - 2/15/11

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  • O.K.
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I usually like Chef Meg's recipes, but this one just didn't work for me. It was hard to stir the peanut butter in, and I didn't like the spicy chili sauce I used because I couldn't find sriracha sauce. By the way, I used shrimp as my protein instead of the options shown here. - 1/29/11

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  • Good but really needs more sauce. Made it with the edename. May use less edename next time, double the sauce and add tofu. I used gluten free brown rice noodles and they were great! - 1/23/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    What is sriracha sauce? Can I find it in the Asian cuisine section at the grocery store? This sounds wonderful! I think I'll separate some out to "guinea pig" with coconut milk, edamame, bean sprouts and scallions.
    - 1/18/11

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  • So quick! So yummy! I used a whole package of noodles, so I tripled the sauce. I also used sweet chili sauce instead of sriracha, and I did 2 parts low sodium soy and 1 part teriyaki. It still had too much soy for my liking, so I'll cut it down again next time. - 1/16/11

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  • 0 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I'll have to make a few changes as I'm allergic to peanuts and though I love love tofu it makes IBS flare. Might make it w/ the tofu any way and sufffer the consequences - 1/15/11

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  • This was my first recipe that I've tried through SP. It was very easy to make and very enjoyable to eat! I strongly recommend it. - 1/14/11

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  • My guy and I both really liked this, but I added a little light coconut milk to the leftover sauce and preferred it the next day. We loved the idea of using edamame instead of chicken! - 1/14/11

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This sounds really good and does not take a long time to prepare!! Can't wait to try it!! - 1/12/11

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Seen and read loads of things recently to add the veg to the pasta before end of cooking. I like my veg slightly al dente - but 1 minute? It wouldn't even have come back to the boil by then. - 1/11/11

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good and It will be perfect to make on a cooold day as today is here in Indiana. thank you. - 1/11/11

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  • 0 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I am going to try this one tonight w/ shrimp and no pepper sauce. will rate after I try it. - 1/11/11

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 6 people found this review helpful
    this sounds incredible - 1/11/11

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Will try this over the weekend. Sounds yummy - 1/11/11

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  • 0 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Will try next week - 1/11/11

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  • 0 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Am definitely going to try for a lunch time meal first. Will rate then. - 1/11/11

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  • 0 of 10 people found this review helpful
    This caught my eye as one to try. Will rate it afterwards. - 1/11/11

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