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Creamy Garden Spaghetti Recipe
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Creamy Garden Spaghetti Recipe

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I spent 14 years preparing meals in restaurants, but now I just cook to entertain family and friends. I've always liked the versatility of pasta. This cheesy vegetable noodle dish is one of my grandmother's favorites, so I make it often when we get together. —Karrie Fimbres Sparks, Nevada
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound fresh broccoli, broken into florets
  • 1-1/2 cups sliced zucchini
  • 1-1/2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 large carrots, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 ounces uncooked spaghetti
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 vegetable bouillon cube or 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 512 calories, 20 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 52 mg cholesterol, 492 mg sodium, 61 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 22 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, saute the broccoli, zucchini, mushrooms and carrot in oil until crisp-tender. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  2. Cook spaghetti according to package directions. In a large saucepan, saute onion and garlic in butter until tender. Stir in the flour, bouillon and thyme until blended; gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  3. Reduce heat to low; stir in cheeses until melted. Add the vegetables; cook until heated through. Drain spaghetti; Add to vegetable mixture; toss to coat. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Creamy Garden Spaghetti in Taste of Home June/July 2001, p39

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 512 calories, 20 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 52 mg cholesterol, 492 mg sodium, 61 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 22 g protein.

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Reviewed Apr. 25, 2014

This is a great dinner. My 6 year old didn't ask how many bites she ate everything on her plate. I also want to say thank you for making the sauce. I won't use a recipe that calls for any cream soup.

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Reviewed Jul. 31, 2013

We loved this.....full of vegetables, and the creamy sauce is so good. With the cheese and milk, you get enough protein that you don't need meat, although we did have it with baked chicken, (to satisfy a son who is offended if anything suggests a vegetarian meal). We all thought this was delicious, and it will now be a stand-by I'll make often!

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