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Fresh Pepper Pasta

Prep time:
7 minutes 
Cooking time:
33 minutes 
Total time:
40 minutes 
Ease of prep:
Easy 
Makes 4 Servings
 
Portion size:
1.5 cups 

x 4 servings

Nutrition Per Serving

Calories:
284.0 
Carbohydrates:
47.0g
Protein:
13.0g
Fat:
5.5g
Cholesterol:
5.0mg
Sodium:
294.0mg

Exchanges

Starch:
3.0 
Vegetable:
1.0 
Fruit:
0.0 
Meat:
0.0 
Fat:
1.0 
Milk:
0.0 
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For a simple, but flavorful entrée, try this healthy Fresh Pepper Pasta recipe. Only 284 calories per serving, this dish uses oregano, basil, green onions, navy beans, white wine, red peppers, olives and asiago cheese.

Ingredients

  • 4  medium sweet red peppers (about 1½ lbs), seeded and chopped
  • 2  Tbsp  dry white wine
  • 3/4  cup(s)  canned navy beans, drained
  • 1/2  cup(s)  green onions, thinly sliced
  • 3/4  tsp  fresh basil, chopped
  • 1  tsp  fresh oregano, minced
  • 1  tsp  ripe olives, chopped
  • 6  ounce(s)  rotini (corkscrew pasta), uncooked
  • 3/4  cup(s)  Asiago, grated or Parmesan cheese
  • 1  tsp  pine nuts, toasted
  • 1  fresh basil sprigs (optional)

Directions

  1. Combine red pepper and wine in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer 3 minutes.
  2. Stir in beans and next 4 ingredients; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes. Uncover and simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain well.
  4. Place pasta on individual serving plates. Top with pepper mixture, cheese and pine nuts. Garnish with basil sprigs, if desired.

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