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Penne with Veggies and Black Beans

Chock-full of zucchini, tomatoes, sweet pepper and carrots, this hearty pasta dish puts your garden harvest to good use. For variety, I sometimes add one-half cup of salsa or one-half cup of thickened teriyaki sauce. —Vickie Spoerle, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup uncooked penne pasta
  • 1/3 cup sliced zucchini
  • 1/3 cup sliced fresh carrot
  • 4 medium fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 small green pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon each dried basil, oregano and thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup chopped seeded tomato
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley

Directions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, saute the zucchini, carrot, mushrooms, green pepper, onion, garlic and seasonings in 1 teaspoon oil until crisp-tender. Stir in the beans.
  • Drain pasta; add to vegetable mixture. Add tomato and remaining olive oil; toss gently. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and parsley.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/3 cups: 300 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 643mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 8g fiber), 14g protein.
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