Here is a really simple healthy dish to make for your family. The recipe is from Kraftfoods.com but it was brought to my attention by a friend. There is a bit of chopping involved but it seemed to go quickly, although it’s probably because I was chatting on the phone while chopping. I made 1/3 of the recipe and it gave two pretty good portions. Also, the nice thing about this recipe is you can use an veggies that you have on hand – substituting the zucchini, red pepper and asparagus with whatever is in your fridge or whichever veggies your family likes.
Creamy Pasta Primavera
3 cups penne pasta, uncooked
2 Tbsp. KRAFT Light Zesty Italian Dressing
1-1/2 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 zucchini, cut into bite-size pieces
1-1/2 cups cut-up fresh asparagus (1-inch lengths)
1 red pepper, chopped
1 cup fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) Neufchatel Cheese, cubed
1/4 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
Cook pasta in large saucepan as directed on package.
Meanwhile, heat dressing in large skillet on medium heat. Add chicken and vegetables; cook 10 to 12 min. or until chicken is done, stirring frequently. Add broth and Neufchatel; cook 1 min. or until Neufchatel is melted, stirring constantly. Stir in Parmesan.
Drain pasta; return to pan. Add chicken mixture; mix lightly. Cook 1 min. or until heated through. (Sauce will thicken upon standing.)
Recipe from Kraft Foods