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Enjoy the flavors of springtime in Italy with this easy vegetarian pasta dish.

 

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Serves: 4

 

Ingredients Sundried Tomato Basil Pasta Primavera-047

1 pkg (11 oz/312 g) Sundried Tomato Basil Penne

1 tbsp olive oil

1/2 cup chopped eggplant

1/2 cup chopped red onion

1/2 cup chopped red pepper

1/2 cup chopped zucchini

1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese (optional)

 

 

Instructions

In large deep skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; sauté eggplant, red onion, red pepper and zucchini for about 5 minutes or until softened.

Add 4 cups water and penne; simmer, uncovered, for 20 to 25 minutes or until pasta is tender. To serve, top with goat cheese (if using).

Tip: For added protein, stir 8 oz of raw, peeled, deveined shrimp into pasta 5 minutes before end of cooking time.

 

 

Nutrition Facts

Per 1/4 recipe

Calories 320

Fat 6g

Cholesterol 15mg

Sodium 650mg

Carbohydrate 51g

Fiber 8g

Sugars 5g

Protein 15g

Store-bought rotisserie chicken makes preparing this dish a snap.

 

South Western Chicken Queso Penne-038

 

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Serves: 4

 

Ingredients

1 pkg (11.9 oz/337 g) Southwestern Queso Penne

2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken

1 can (14 oz) kidney beans, drained and rinsed

1/4 cup sliced green onions

 

Instructions

In large saucepan, cook penne according to package directions.

Stir in chicken and beans; cook over low heat for about 5 minutes or until warmed through. Just before serving, sprinkle with green onions.

Tips:

  • Try serving this dish topped with a dollop of salsa and sour cream.
  • Serve with hot sauce for an additional kick if desired.

 

Nutrition Facts

Per 1/4 recipe

Calories 520

Fat 12g

Cholesterol 90mg

Sodium 920mg

Carbohydrate 65g

Fiber 13g

Sugars 7g

Protein 39g

 

Rich, flavorful and chock-full of colorful peppers, this dish warms the soul.

 

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Serves: 4

 

Creamy Marinara Penne with Sausage and Peppers-015Ingredients

1 pkg (12 oz/340 g) Creamy Marinara Penne

1 tbsp olive oil

1 lb Italian sausage, sliced

1 red pepper, sliced

1 yellow pepper, sliced

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

 

Instructions

In large, deep skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat;

sauté sausage for about 5 minutes or until browned. Add peppers;

sauté for about 5 minutes or until softened. Add penne and

4 cups water; simmer, uncovered, for 20 to 25 minutes or until

pasta is tender. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese before serving.

 

Tip: You can use mild or spicy Italian sausage according to your preference.

 

Creamy Marinara Penne with Sausage and Peppers-031Nutrition Facts

Per 1/4 recipe

Calories 690

       Fat 35g

Cholesterol 65mg

Sodium 1850mg

Carbohydrate 60g

Fiber 9g

Sugars 11g

Protein 34g

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