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Pasta Primavera with Soy Cream Sauce Recipe

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“I invented this recipe so I could have a low-fat 'cream sauce', says Amber Rife of Columbus, Ohio. She adds, “Plus it has the added benefits of soy. My husband and his family love this meal with its colorful and slightly crisp vegetables.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces uncooked angel hair pasta
  • 1/2 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3/4 cup fresh baby carrots, halved lengthwise
  • 1 small zucchini, quartered and sliced
  • 1 yellow summer squash, quartered and sliced
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1-1/2 cups soy milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 158 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 235 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 7 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable.

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, place asparagus and carrots in a steamer basket; place in a small saucepan over 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil; cover and steam for 2 minutes. Add zucchini and squash; cover and steam 2-3 minutes longer or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Keep warm.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine cornstarch and soy milk until smooth. Stir in the salt, basil and oregano. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Drain pasta; toss with vegetables and sauce. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Pasta Primavera with Soy Cream Sauce in Light & Tasty April/May 2007, p61

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 158 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 235 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 7 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable.

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