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Tri Color Pasta With Peppers

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Ingredients
  Tricolor spiral pasta 8 Ounce
  Butter 3 Tablespoon
  Red pepper 1 Small, cut into narrow strips to make about 1 cup
  Coarsely chopped pecans 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
Directions

MAKING
1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.
2. Don't rely on the package for correct cooking time. Start timing when the water returns to a boil. Most pastas cook in 8 to 12 minutes.
3. In a saucepan, melt butter and add pecans and peppers and quickly sauté until pecans are slightly toasted and peppers are crisp-tender
4. Drain noodles; toss with butter mixture and mix well.

SERVING
5. Arrange the pasta onto serving platter and cut pecans crosswise into narrow slices and place around outer edge of the pasta.

TIP
To cook pasta properly, use plenty of water. A too-small pot and too little water encourage the macaroni to clump and stick together, thus cooking unevenly. Using plenty of water helps to prevent pasta from sticking together by quickly washing away the exuded starch.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Boiled
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Pecan
Interest: 
Healthy
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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