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Vegetable Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce Recipe

Vegetable Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce Recipe

Sun-dried tomato spread is a blend of sun-dried tomatoes, tomato paste and olive oil. Use it as a spread on toast or as a substitute for tomato paste. You can find it with the packaged sun-dried tomatoes in the produce section of your local grocery store. This colorful salad easily enhances the holiday spread. The bow tie pasta and sauteed veggies are covered in a creamy sun-dried tomato sauce. It’s delicious.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked bow tie pasta
  • 1-1/4 cups half-and-half cream
  • 1/3 cup sun-dried tomato spread
  • 1 large sweet red pepper, julienned
  • 1 large sweet yellow pepper, julienned
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 5 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen peas, thawed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Minced fresh parsley and grated Parmesan cheese, optional

Directions

  • 1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine cream and sun-dried tomato spread until blended. In a large skillet, saute peppers, mushrooms and onion in oil until crisp-tender. Reduce heat. Add cream mixture; bring to a gentle boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes.
  • 2. Stir in the peas, salt and pepper. Drain pasta; add to sauce mixture. Cook for 5 minutes or until heated through. Garnish with parsley and cheese if desired. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups equals 271 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 26 mg cholesterol, 430 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 9 g protein.