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whole wheat penne pasta primavera.

(1 rating)
Recipe by
maria maxey
davenport, FL

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.

(1 rating)
yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 15 Min

Ingredients For whole wheat penne pasta primavera.

  • 3/4 c
    whole wheat penne or twirl pasta
  • 1 lb
    fresh asparagus , cut into (2- inch pieces.)
  • 2 lg
    red bell peppers
  • 2 lg
    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. POUR OVER ..... PENNE PASTA THINLY SLICED CHICKEN; Toss with the penne. 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. ENJOY IT FROM GRANDMEY'S TABLE TO YOUS.1/6/2012