Pasta With Fresh Veggie Sauce Recipe

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PASTA WITH FRESH VEGGIE SAUCE

Judy W

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@zoobie

This is a low-fat pasta dish, but still very good, brimming with vegetables and 2 kinds of beans.


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Serves:

4

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Ingredients

2 Tbsp
olive oil
1 medium
red onion, diced
4 clove
garlic, minced
1
zucchini, halved lengthwise & thinly sliced
1/2 lb
green beans, cut into 1" pieces diagonally
3/4 c
reduced sodium chicken broth
2
tomatoes, coarsely chopped or 2 cups canned whole tomatoes
1 c
canned pinto beans, rinsed & drained or cannellini or red kidney beans
1/3 c
chopped fresh basil, or 1 tsp. dried basil
1/4 tsp
each salt & ground black pepper
12 oz
rotini pasta
1/2 c
grated parmesan cheese

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Start heating a large pot of water to boiling for the pasta. In a large nonstick skillet, heat the oil until hot but not smoking over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until the onion has softened, about 7 minutes.
2
Stir in the zucchini and cook until it begins to soften, about 2 minutes. Add the green beans and broth and cook, stirring occasionally, until the beans are almost tender, about 3 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes, pinto beans, basil, salt & pepper and cook until the green beans are tender and the sauce is slightly thickened, about 4 minutes longer.
3
Meanwhile, cook the rotini in the boiling water until just tender. Drain well. Transfer the vegetable mixture to a large bowl, add the rotini, and toss to combine. Sprinkle with the parmesan cheese and serve.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy