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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 371.7
  • Total Fat: 12.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 9.9 mg
  • Sodium: 462.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 55.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 13.2 g
  • Protein: 18.6 g

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Perfect Pasta Primavera

Submitted by: STEPFANIER
Perfect Pasta Primavera

Introduction

This light pasta dish has 2 1/2 servings of vegetables in each portion. This light pasta dish has 2 1/2 servings of vegetables in each portion.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    3 cups whole wheat pasta
    1 bag frozen artichokes (9 ounces or 1 can)
    1 10-ounce package frozen spinach (or 1 bag fresh)
    2 cups broccoli or asparagus, chopped
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    juice and zest of 2 lemons
    2 T olive oil
    plenty of fresh-ground black pepper
    8 sundried tomatoes, chopped
    3 roasted red peppers, chopped
    1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated
    1/4 cup shredded fresh basil or chopped flat-leaf parsley

Tips

Serve with grilled chicken breast, sauteed shrimp or portobello mushrooms and a glass of white wine.


Directions

Makes four 1 1/2 cup servings.

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add whole-wheat pasta and cook according to package directions.

Meanwhile, in a large, deep skillet, heat olive oil over medium. Add garlic and saute until fragrant, about two minutes. Add artichoke hearts, broccoli and spinach (still frozen is fine) and turn heat to medium high. Cook five minutes, or until vegetables are hot.

Add lemon zest and juice, along with chopped sun-dried tomatoes and roasted peppers. Drain pasta, reserving about a half-cup of cooking water. Immediately add pasta to vegetables. Toss gently, add the parmesan, then season with plenty of fresh-ground black pepper. If pasta is too dry, add the reserved pasta water. Sprinkle with basil or parsley before serving.








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  • Very Good
    35 of 37 people found this review helpful
    We really liked this! I added 1 boneless skinless chicken breast (cut in bites & sauteed), used fresh instead of roasted red peppers, and forgot the cheese. My hubby & I both declare it a "keeper". - 2/8/09

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  • 16 of 17 people found this review helpful
    Tried this one! Was very light and healthy, not heavy! Thanks - 9/14/09

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  • Incredible!
    14 of 16 people found this review helpful
    I love pasta with veggies. This recipe was fantastic. Thanks for sharing it here on SP. - 6/28/09

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  • 10 of 13 people found this review helpful
    I loved it! But instead I ate it over brown rice for less calories & it's healthier. Next time I think I'll use only 1 lemon versus 2 lemons. I want it to be a little less tart. - 10/12/09

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
    I used a pint of my canned tomatoes instead of the sundried tomatoes. Fantastic! - 10/4/09

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    I just HAD to try this recipe and it was out of this world. I love veggies and pasta, so this was wonderful! Thank you. - 10/4/09

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  • 9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    THIS IS GREAT!!!..i added more garlic and a little crushed red pepper..made it for my grand daugher & a few of her college friends..they raved.. - 12/22/09

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  • Incredible!
    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Was just wonderful - thanks for sharing! - 7/30/09

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  • 8 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Love this pasta. I also add mushrooms and either chicken breast pieces or pine nuts for a bit of protein. A little bit of basil pesto adds some nice flavor to finish it off. - 12/22/09

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Love It!!!!!!! Added chicken breast for my meat-loving husband. - 10/3/09

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  • Very Good
    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Tried this recipe tonight, and we loved it! I used canned artichoke hearts, as frozen are not available at my market, and fresh baby spinach. I followed the recipe exactly as written, with once exception: I only used one lemon as suggested by another comment, and I put the lemon in last. - 1/30/10

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  • Very Good
    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Thanks! My boss gave me artichokes and I had NO clue what to do with the darned things! This was wonderful! :) - 7/29/09

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    What a way to get me to eat my veggies! I didn't even feel like I needed the cheese (though it's still awesome with it). - 1/26/10

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
    A fantastic pasta dish! - 10/3/09

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  • 6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Was delicious and easy. - 10/3/09

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 16 people found this review helpful
    Sounds very tasty and healthy too! I am definately going to try this recipe! My first try will probably go with the shrimp and 'shrooms! Thanks for sharing! - 7/2/09

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  • Very Good
    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
    This looks wondermost, and I will add in my fresh herbs to give it more punch and nutritional value. I liked the idea of adding protein to it to up the protein factor, and it also is a good VEG dish we need to have once a week or thrice. - 12/22/09

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  • Very Good
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Made this for dinner last night, added grilled chicken breasts. Loved it! I did use a little of the water from the pasta as ours was a bit dry. Try it you'll like it. - 10/23/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I love this recipe. I would add pasta seasonings to give it more flavor. - 8/3/09

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  • 5 of 14 people found this review helpful
    Always looking for something different...sounds good... can't wait to try it. - 7/14/09

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Most pastas are 2 oz dry for one serv 210 cal per serv with WW pasta the cal count is less about 180 per serv this recipe calls for 4 oz per serv so that would be 420 cal for white pasta and about 360 cal for WW pasta. Using 2 oz per serv MAY make the cal count correct, but, I did NOT figure it out. - 4/26/10

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I loved this!! I did tweak it a little - asparagus was on sale at my grocerty store this week, so I used that instead of broccoli. Also, I used canned tomatoes instead of the sun dried. And, I used a fresh yellow pepper instead of roasted red. Will definitely make this again. - 3/16/10

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  • Very Good
    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
    My husband and daughter loved this. I left out the broccoli and added shrimp and some fire roasted diced tomatoes. Great choice for a healthier pasta dish. - 12/28/09

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  • Very Good
    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
    This would be good with spiral pasta too. - 11/2/09

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  • Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    The recipe was so-so. It just made me want Macaroni Grill. - 4/28/10

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