Creamy Pasta Primavera

Creamy Pasta Primavera Recipe

Fresh zucchini and asparagus get together with noodles, chicken and two kinds of cheese for a deliciously smart way to get some veggies on the table.

Yield:

6 servings, 1-1/3 cups each

Recipe from

Kraft Philadelphia

Recipe Time

Prep: 30 Minutes
Cook: 0 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 430
Cholesterol 85 mg
Fiber 4 g
Fat 10 g
Sodium 390 mg
Sugars 5 g
Satfat 4.5 g
Carbohydrate 45 g
Protein 38 g
Calcium 10 %

Ingredients

3 cups penne pasta, uncooked
2 tablespoons KRAFT Lite Zesty Italian Dressing
1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 zucchini, cut into bite-size pieces
1-1/2 cups cut-up fresh asparagus spears (1-inch lengths)
1 red pepper, chopped
1 cup fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
4 ounces (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese, cubed
1 cup cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese

Preparation

COOK pasta in large saucepan as directed on package, omitting salt.

MEANWHILE, heat dressing in large skillet on medium heat. Add chicken and vegetables; cook 10 to 12 min. or until chicken is done, stirring frequently. Add broth and Neufchatel; cook 1 min. or until Neufchatel is melted, stirring constantly. Stir in Parmesan.

DRAIN pasta; return to pan. Add chicken mixture; mix lightly. Cook 1 min. or until heated through. (Sauce will thicken upon standing.)

KRAFT kitchens tips:
HOW TO MAKE IT MEATLESS
Omit chicken. Prepare as directed, cooking vegetables until crisp-tender.
SPECIAL EXTRA
Sprinkle with 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh chives or basil just before serving.
SUBSTITUTE
Prepare using 5 cups of whatever vegetables you have on hand.

February 2013
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