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Rotini and Sweet Pepper Primavera

Primavera means "springtime" in Italian. This creamy pasta recipe is full of spring asparagus, sweet peppers, and squash.

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  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Start to Finish: 20 mins

Rotini and Sweet Pepper Primavera

Directions

  1. Snap off and discard woody bases from asparagus spears. Bias-slice asparagus into 1-inch pieces.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions, adding asparagus, sweet pepper, and squash to pasta the last 3 minutes of cooking. Drain. Return pasta and vegetable mixture to hot saucepan.
  3. Meanwhile, for sauce, in a small saucepan combine Alfredo sauce, the 2 tablespoons tarragon, and crushed red pepper. Cook and stir over medium heat about 5 minutes or until mixture is heated through. Pour sauce over pasta and vegetable mixture; stir gently to coat. If desired, garnish with fresh tarragon. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts (Rotini and Sweet Pepper Primavera)

  • Per serving:
  • 353 kcal cal.,
  • 9 g fat
  • (4 g sat. fat,
  • 1 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 0 g monounsatured fat),
  • 23 mg chol.,
  • 326 mg sodium,
  • 55 g carb.,
  • 4 g fiber,
  • 7 g sugar,
  • 11 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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