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Pasta Shells with Herbs Recipe

Pasta Shells with Herbs Recipe

"I grow my own herbs, and this dish showcases them perfectly," says Marilyn Pozzo from Salmo, British Columbia. "Red pepper slices and a sprinkling of parsley dress up the pasta shells in a simple yet eye-pleasing way. My husband and our three young children enjoy this on the side with grilled pork, bee, chicken and fish."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces uncooked medium pasta shells
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, julienned
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh tarragon, basil, thyme or oregano or 1 tablespoon dried tarragon, basil, thyme or oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • 1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, saute the red pepper and garlic in butter and oil until tender. Drain pasta; add to pepper mixture. Add the remaining ingredients; toss to combine. Serve immediately. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 cup) equals 308 calories, 10 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 448 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 9 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 1-1/2 fat.