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Garden Primavera Recipe

Garden Primavera Recipe

I made several changes to the original recipe for this pasta and vegetable toss to better suit our family's tastes. With its pretty color and fresh flavor, the meatless main dish is a favorite at our house. —Ann Heinonen of Howell, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 8 ounces uncooked fettuccine
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, julienned
  • 1/2 cup sliced carrot
  • 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup sliced celery
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive or canola oil
  • 3/4 cup V8 juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese


  • 1. Cook fettuccine according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, saute the broccoli, red pepper, carrot, mushrooms, celery and garlic in oil for 3 minutes. Add V8 juice and basil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 3 minutes. Stir in the peas, salt and pepper; simmer 2 minutes longer or until peas are tender. Drain the fettuccine; add to vegetable mixture and toss to coat. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups: 310 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 529mg sodium, 54g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 6g fiber), 12g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 2 vegetable, 1 fat.

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Reviewed Jul. 16, 2014

"May increase the amount of V8 next time; found it to be a little flavorless. Felt it was a healthy choice, though."

Reviewed Aug. 1, 2010

"I needed about 1 1/4 cups of the V8 juice. The initial amount cooked off too quickly. Fresh and healthy dish that we would make again!"

Reviewed Apr. 8, 2010

"Using V8 is much better than canned tomatoes"

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