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Vegetable Medley Pasta Side Dish

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


  • 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


  • In a Dutch oven, cook pasta according to package directions, adding the beans during the last 5 minutes of cooking.
  • 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.
  • Drain pasta and beans; return to the Dutch oven. Add the mustard sauce and mushrooms; toss to coat. Stir in tomato.
Nutrition 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: 1-1/2 fat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable.

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  • sschedlbauer51
    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.

  • ahd605
    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

  • watermelonman
    Aug 17, 2011

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

  • s_pants
    Aug 2, 2010

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

  • Sharon Henning
    May 26, 2010

    this goes great with the Tuscan chicken.Made for my husband and he said to make that again.

  • robinlaz
    May 6, 2010

    It was easy and tasty. I will make it for Mother's Day at our family get together.

  • Missa1968
    Mar 27, 2010

    Delicious and easy enough that my 9-year old cooked most of this recipe with only a little assistance from me!

  • mkfrazier
    Mar 11, 2010

    Nice blend of flavors. We used a large tomato, which seemed about right. There was plenty of sauce to coat the veggies and pasta. Excellent recipe.