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This colorful pasta dish is simple to prepare, even after work. The Parmesan and garlic complement the vegetables for a tasty main course.
Pasta Primavera
3 ounces Parmesan cheese, cut in 1/2-inch cubes
2 medium carrots (4 ounces each), peeled
2 large zucchini (8 ounces each)
2 large yellow squash (8 ounces each)
2 large green peppers (6-7 ounces each)
2 large red bell peppers (6-7 ounces each)
2 tablespoons good quality olive oil
2 large cloves garlic, peeled
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1-1/2 cups low-sodium, fat-free chicken broth
1 pound pasta, cooked al dente according to package instructions
Insert metal "s" blade in Cuisinart® Food Processor. With machine running, drop cheese through small feed tube and process until finely chopped, about 20 seconds; reserve.
Insert 4-mm slicing disc in Cuisinart® Food Processor. Cut carrots, zucchini and yellow squash to fit large feed tube. Place carrots in large feed tube, slice using firm pressure; reserve. Place zucchini and yellow squash in large feed tube, slice using medium pressure; reserve. Remove stem and seeds from peppers, cut each into 3 slabs. Arrange slabs in large feed tube, slice using light pressure; reserve.
Heat oil over medium heat in a Cuisinart® 5-1/2 quart sauté pan or stir-fry pan. Brown whole garlic cloves, about 2 to 3 minutes, turning over once; discard garlic. Add carrots; stir-fry for 1 minute. Add remaining vegetables, salt and pepper. Stir-fry until just tender, about 4 minutes longer. Add chicken broth and bring to a boil. Cook until vegetables are tender, 4 to 6 minutes.
Serve immediately over hot, cooked pasta. Toss to combine. Garnish with reserved Parmesan cheese.

Servings: Makes 6 servings

Nutritional information per serving

calories 163 (46% from fat) · carb 15g · protein 9g · fat 9g · sat fat 3g · chol 13mg · sod 539mg · calc 210mg · fiber 4g

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