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Asparagus Veggie Pasta Primavera Recipe

Generous servings of this pretty pasta toss from Beverly Little of Marietta, Georgia are sure to fill up your family. Broccoli, peppers, squash and more provide the lively color. "Add a pinch of Parmesan cheese before serving," she recommends.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces uncooked linguine
  • 1 medium carrot, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup julienned sweet red pepper
  • 1/2 cup julienned sweet yellow pepper
  • 1 medium zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium yellow summer squash, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 pound thin fresh asparagus, cut into 3-inch pieces
  • 8 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups cold water
  • 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 1/2 cup white wine or chicken broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh basil or 4 teaspoons dried basil
  • 6 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • 1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, combine the carrot, onion, peppers, zucchini, summer squash and broccoli. Cover and cook over medium-low heat for 10 minutes. Add asparagus and mushrooms; cook 5 minutes longer.
  • 2. In a saucepan, combine flour and water until smooth. Add the bouillon. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Add wine or broth and salt; stir well. Pour over vegetables. Drain pasta and add to vegetable mixture. Add basil; toss to coat. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1-1/2 cups) equals 168 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 614 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 9 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1-1/2 starch.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.