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Garden Pasta

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Select your favorite fresh vegetables from your garden or local farmer’s market to make this colorful pasta dish.

Yield: 6 servings
Total Time:
Garden pasta with bell pepper, zuchini, and onions

2 cups bias-sliced carrots and/or fresh green or wax beans, cut into 2-inch pieces

4 cups broccoli florets, sweet pepper strips, halved and sliced zucchini or yellow summer squash, and/or fresh asparagus, cut into 2-inch pieces

12 ounces dried fettuccine, linguine, vermicelli or spaghetti

1 small onion, cut into thin wedges

4 cloves garlic, minced

1 tablespoon butter

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

2 ounces prosciutto, cut into thin strips

2 tablespoons snipped fresh basil

  1. In a large saucepan, cook carrots and/or beans in a small amount of boiling salted water for 10 minutes. Add the broccoli, sweet pepper, zucchini or yellow summer squash, and/or asparagus. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and cook 3 minutes more or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven or large pot cook pasta according to package directions. Drain; return to Dutch oven. Add the vegetable mixture to the Dutch oven and keep warm while preparing sauce.
  3. For sauce, in a medium saucepan, cook onion and garlic in hot butter over medium heat for 5 to 8 minutes or until tender. In a medium bowl using a whisk, stir together LACTAID® Reduced Fat 2% Milk, flour, salt, and black pepper. Add to onion mixture in saucepan. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 1 minute more. Stir in the prosciutto and basil. Pour sauce over pasta and vegetables. Toss gently to coat.

Can substitute 2 tablespoons sniped fresh basil with 2 teaspoons dried basil.
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Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 1 2/3 cups

Amount Per Serving

Calories 341
Total Fat 5.60g
Calories from Fat 50.39kcal
Saturated Fat 2.78g
Cholestrol 19.10mg
Sodium 548.85mg
Total Carbohydrate 58.78g
Dietary Fiber 4.71g
Sugars 8.96g
Protein 15.66g
Calcium 154.65mg

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