Pasta Primavera

Ready in 25 minutes.  Serves 4

  • 8 oz. dry whole-wheat pasta
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced (about 1/2 clove)
  • 4 C assorted cooked vegetables — such as red pepper strips, broccoli florets, or carrot sticks
  • 1 can (15 l/2 oz) no-salt-added diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4C grated parmesan cheese
  1. In a 4-quart saucepan, bring 3 quarts of water to a boil over high heat.
  2. Add pasta, and cook according to package directions. Drain.
  3. Meanwhile, combine olive oil and garlic in a large sauté pan. Cook until garlic is soft, but not browned (about 30 seconds).
  4. Add mixed vegetables and cook until vegetables are soft, but not browned (about 3-5 minutes).
  5. Add diced tomatoes, tomato juice, and pepper. Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat, and simmer for 5 minutes.
  6. Add spaghetti and parmesan cheese. Toss until the pasta is hot and well mixed and serve.

Nutrients Per Serving:  Calories 319, Carbohydrate 59, Fiber 12g, Protein 13g, Total Fat 6g, Saturated Fat 2g, Cholesterol 4mg, Sodium 167mg

 Source:  Deliciously Health Family Meals

 For a complete MyPlate meal, add a protein (beans or meat) and a serving of fruit!