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Low-Fat Pasta Primavera

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Ingredients
  Chopped onion 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm), chopped
  Fat free chicken broth 4 Tablespoon (Health Valley)
  Canned no salt added tomato sauce 30 Ounce (2 Cans, 15 Ounces Each)
  Honey 4 Tablespoon
  Crushed dried oregano 2 Teaspoon
  Crushed dried basil 2 Teaspoon
  White pepper 1 Pinch (Optional)
  Red pepper 1 Large, cut in 1-inch strips
  Sliced mushrooms 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Yellow summer squash/Zucchini 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), cut in thin sticks 1 1/2-inches long
  Carrot 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), cut in very thin sticks 1 1/2-inches long
  Small broccoli florets 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Balsamic vinegar 3 Tablespoon
  Peas 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Whole grain pasta 10 Ounce, cooked
  Chopped green onion 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Chopped fresh parsley 2 Tablespoon
Directions

MAKING
1) In a medium saucepan, heated over medium high heat, soften onion and garlic by cooking for 5-7 minutes in 2 tablespoons broth.
2) Stir in tomato sauce, honey, oregano, basil and white pepper and allow the mixture to come to a boil.
3) Lower the heat and gently cook the sauce for 20 minutes.
4) Take a skillet or wok and mix together red pepper, mushrooms, squash, carrots, broccoli and 2 tablespoons each balsamic vinegar and broth in it.
5) Fry for about 10 minutes, over high heat, stirring well until the vegetables are tender-crisp.
6) Mix in peas, sautéing for 2 more minutes and then keep the mixture aside.
7) Cook the sauce for 5 minutes after stirring in 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar.

FINALIZING
8) In a mixing bowl, place cooked pasta and pour over the sauce, saving 1 cup.
9) Toss the pasta thoroughly to mix with the sauce and then add in sautéed vegetables, stirring well.

SERVING
10) Garnish with green onion and parsley and serve at once with the reserved sauce.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Tossed
Ingredient: 
Pasta
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
50 Minutes
Ready In: 
55 Minutes
Servings: 
3

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