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Pepper Ricotta Primavera Recipe

Not only is this nicely seasoned pasta and vegetable blend good, it's good for you.—Janet Boulger, Botwood, Newfoundland and Labrador
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 cup light 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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 209 calories, 7g fat (0 saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 142mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 10g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat, 1/2 meat.

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Full-Bodied White Wine

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