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Pepper Ricotta Primavera Recipe
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Pepper Ricotta Primavera Recipe

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Garlic, peppers and herbs top creamy ricotta cheese in this meatless skillet meal you can make in just 20 minutes. —Janet Boulger, Botwood, Newfoundland and Labrador
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup fat-free milk
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 medium green pepper, julienned
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, julienned
  • 1 medium sweet yellow pepper, julienned
  • 1 medium zucchini, sliced
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 6 ounces fettuccine, cooked and drained

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 229 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 88mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 4g fiber), 11g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 medium-fat meat, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. Whisk together ricotta cheese and milk; set aside. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add garlic and pepper flakes; saute 1 minute. Add next seven ingredients. Cook and stir over medium heat until vegetables are crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Add cheese mixture to fettuccine; top with vegetables. Toss to coat. Serve immediately. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Pepper Ricotta Primavera in Country Woman July/August 1998, p36

Full-Bodied White Wine

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


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