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Garden Primavera

 Garden Primavera
I made several changes to the original recipe for this pasta and vegetable toss to better suit our family's tastes. With its pretty color and fresh flavor, the meatless main dish is a favorite at our house. —Ann Heinonen of Howell, Michigan
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 8 ounces uncooked fettuccine
  • 1 cup fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, julienned
  • 1 medium carrot, sliced
  • 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup sliced celery
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3/4 cup V8 juice
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh basil
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese


  • Cook fettuccine according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a
  • large nonstick skillet, saute the broccoli, red pepper, carrot,
  • mushrooms, celery and garlic in oil for 3 minutes. Add V8 juice and
  • basil; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 3
  • minutes. Stir in the peas, salt and pepper; simmer 2 minutes longer
  • or until peas are tender.
  • Drain fettuccine; add to vegetable mixture and toss to coat. Sprinkle
  • with Parmesan cheese. Yield: 4 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: One serving (1-1/2 cups) equals 310 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 529 mg sodium, 54 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 12 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 2 vegetable, 1 fat.
Wine: Full-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.