Creamless Penne Pasta Primavera With Olive Oil and Garlic Recipe

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Creamless Penne Pasta Primavera With Olive Oil and Garlic
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  1. Bring 4 quarts of water with 2 tablespoons salt to a boil in a large pot and cook dry penne pasta to desired doneness per package directions. (Only 2.8 quarts - 2.5 liters - of water are required, but with the smaller amount of water, it would take longer for the water to return to a boil once the pasta is added.).
  2. Meanwhile, precook broccoli florets and carrots. If boiling in water, boil for 3-5 minutes and check for doneness with fork. Otherwise, vegetables can be steamed. Once cooked, transfer vegetables to ice water to halt cooking and preserve bright color, then drain. Set aside until step 4.
  3. In a large heavy skillet, heat the olive oil 1 minute or until hot and saute the onion and garlic until lightly golden, about 3 minutes.
  4. Add the vegetables and saute until the peppers are soft, about 2 minutes.
  5. Deglaze with the beef broth, if using, or just a splash (1 fluid ounce) of dry white wine.
  6. Add the drained penne noodles and basil and season to taste.
  7. Toss well and serve immediately with some freshly grated Parmesan or Grana di Padano cheese on the side.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 325.23 Kcal (1362 kJ)
Calories from fat 175.88 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19.54g 30%
Sodium 3697.85mg 154%
Potassium 393.01mg 8%
Total Carbs 26.39g 9%
Sugars 7.95g 32%
Dietary Fiber 8.4g 34%
Protein 9.02g 18%
Vitamin C 81.5mg 136%
Vitamin A 0.9mg 30%
Iron 13.5mg 75%
Calcium 140.6mg 14%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 25.06 Kcal (105 kJ)
Calories from fat 13.55 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.51g 30%
Sodium 284.93mg 154%
Potassium 30.28mg 8%
Total Carbs 2.03g 9%
Sugars 0.61g 32%
Dietary Fiber 0.65g 34%
Protein 0.7g 18%
Vitamin C 6.3mg 136%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 30%
Iron 1mg 75%
Calcium 10.8mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 7.3
  • 8

Good Points

  • low calorie,
  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • cholesterol free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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