Vegetable Medley Pasta Side Dish Recipe
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Vegetable Medley Pasta Side Dish Recipe

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This nutritious blend of pasta and veggies makes a versatile and colorful side dish with a variety of entrees. Debbie Balta - Elizabeth, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 cup uncooked medium pasta shells
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen cut green beans
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 can (4-1/2 ounces) whole mushrooms, drained
  • 1 small tomato, chopped

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 157 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 359mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1 starch, 1 vegetable 1-1/2 fat


  1. In a Dutch oven, cook pasta according to package directions, adding the beans during the last 5 minutes of cooking.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the cornstarch and broth until smooth; set aside. In a large saucepan, melt butter; add the mustard, basil and garlic powder. Gradually stir in broth mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  3. Drain pasta and beans; return to the Dutch oven. Add the mustard sauce and mushrooms; toss to coat. Stir in tomato. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Vegetable Medley in Simple & Delicious March/April 2010, p22

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Reviewed Mar. 31, 2013

"This was tasty as is, but I would sauté fresh mushroom with some garlic to add a little more kick. The canned button mushroom were a little too rubbery and bland for my taste."

Reviewed Jan. 6, 2013

"i change it a little i used fresh green beens cooked the same way did not add tomatos but did use parmesian cheese on top servered with tuscan chicken i cooked on grill and cranberrys on the side"

Reviewed Aug. 17, 2011

"Made this without the pasta, using cauliflower, green beans and red bell pepper, with basil from our garden, dried. Yum!"

Reviewed Aug. 2, 2010

"My husband loved this! I thought it needed a bit more seasoning, not sure what though."

Reviewed May. 26, 2010

"this goes great with the Tuscan chicken.

Made for my husband and he said to make that again."

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