Pasta Full of Posies

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Apr. 19, 2012

Ingredients

Bell peppers 2 (Yellow And / Or Orange)
Yellow bell peppers 2 (And/Or Orange Bell Peppers)
Whole wheat penne pasta/Pasta of your choice 16 Ounce (1 Package)
Whole wheat penne/Pasta of your choice 16 Ounce (1 Package)
Margarine 3 Tablespoon
Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm) , minced
Grated parmesan cheese 3/4 Cup (12 tbs)
Cherry tomatoes 5 , halved
Basil leaves/Baby spinach leaves 7

Directions

Chop off top and bottom of peppers. Slice down the side, remove the seeds and lay pepper flat. Cut into petal shapes.

Boil pasta according to package directions; drain.

Melt margarine and heat olive oil on the stove over medium heat in a pan big enough to hold pasta. Cook garlic and peppers together for about 5 minutes. With tongs, remove pepper petals and set aside.

Add pasta and cheese to garlic and toss together. Put pasta in shallow serving dish. Arrange tomato halves on top and surround them with pepper petals to make ''flowers.'' Add a basil or baby spinach leaf to each flower.

Nutrition Information per serving:

Calories 300, Calories From Fat 70, Saturated Fat 2.5g, Trans Fat 0g, Total Fat 8g, Cholesterol 5mg, Sodium 160mg, Total Carbohydrate 47g, Sugars 2g, Dietary Fiber 6g, Protein 11g, Vitamin A 10%, Vitamin C 150%, Calcium 10%, Iron 10%

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Recipe Summary

Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 10 Minutes
Servings: 8

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 499Calories from Fat 117

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 14 g21.5%

Saturated Fat 3 g15%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 202 mg8.42%

Total Carbohydrates 86 g28.7%

Dietary Fiber 12 g48%

Sugars 5 g

Protein 20 g40%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet