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Creamy Pasta Primavera March 9, 2012

Filed under: Main Dishes — stacielk @ 7:00 am
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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

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