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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.

Reviews for Vegetable Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2012

"This is by far the best diet recipe I have made from Taste of Home. I did tweak it by adding grilled chicken and artichoke hearts. Next time I will make the change of adding less peas. They were a little overwhelming. While my 17 mos old loved all the peas, I think next time I will only put 1 cup in instead of the whole 10 oz."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2011

"I just made this for the first time tonight. It was delicious! I did make a few changes. I only used 1 red pepper, the fresh mushrooms, and onion. I diced the pepper instead of julienned due to a picky 16 year old. I didn't have peas in the house, but I had left over grilled chicken breast. I hand shredded it and added it when I put in the pasta. The secret to me is letting the sun-dried tomato sauce slightly reduce with the sauteed veggies before you add the pasta. Wonderful and easy!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2011

"Just what I've been looking for. This looks delicious!"

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