Whole wheat penne pasta Primavera.

Whole Wheat Penne Pasta Primavera.

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maria maxey


Heather way changing eating habits,so it goes.2012
So i did this dish my way pasta,primavera..ENJOYED tossed making a meal out of leftovers.I ALSO MADE IT WILL SHRIMP ITS TO DIE,OR LIVE FOR IT.ENJOY IT AND SHARING MEMORIES.Sharing with my grandbabies and friends.


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30 Min
15 Min


  • 3/4 c
    whole wheat penne or twirl pasta
  • 1 lb
    fresh asparagus , cut into (2- inch pieces.)
  • 2 large
    red bell peppers
  • 2 large
    yellow bell pepper
  • 1/2 c
    fresh shelled peas.(or frozen peas)
  • 12
    oz )boneless skinless chicken breast halves (1 pd shrimp)
  • 3/4 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    black pepper,or fresh red crushed pepper (divide )
  • 2 1/2 tsp
    good olive oil .(portuguese.)divided
  • 1/2 c
    fresh shallots chopped
  • 1/2 c
    low fat sour cream (fat free)
  • 1/2 c
    fresh sliced chives
  • 1/3 c
    fresh chopped basil
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    fresh grated lemon peel.
  • 2
    fresh cloves garlic chopped
  • ·
    u can also toss fresh cheese on top of dish or even add more zest favor by using more lemon or lime .

How to Make Whole wheat penne pasta Primavera.


  1. COOK Whole wheat pasta ,according to package directions.

    ADDING asparagus, bell peppers and peas during last 2 to 3 minutes of cooking.

    DRAIN , it and save (reserving 1/4 to 1/2 of pasta water for later.

    RETURN ...pasta to pot.
  2. MEANWHILE ,sprinkle chicken with 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 of the pepper.

    HEAT. 1tablespoon.. of olive oil,in a large cast iron fry pan, over medium heat-- high heat until hot....COOK chicken 8 to 10 minutes or until no longer pink in the center.

    Turning once ,remove chicken .COVER Loosely witfoil.
  3. HEAT remaining 1- tsp.oil in the cast iron pan ,until hot....
    COOK and stir shallots i minute or until .CRISP- Tender

    ADD sour cream; bring to a boil.,add 2,crushed cloves fresh garlic. Stir in the Reserved cooking pasta water.
  4. ADD chives, basil ,lemon peel and the remaining salt and pepper for taste.


    IF using shrimp only cook the shrimp just for a few minutes until no longer pink.(so it want be overcooked.(cook shrimp last until ready to mix everything together .
  5. ENJOY IT WITH A NICE GLASS OF WHITE WINE.( a glass of water lemon twist, side salad even fresh garlic bread ) Or no bread. IT'S fantastic by it self as a meal.


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